Council says no to grit bin plea
A request for Sheringham Town Council to provide a grit bin on Snaefell Park has been turned down by councillors.Two dozen residents wrote asking for the council to buy a bin because people were struggling to drive out of the estate in the icy weather.
A request for Sheringham Town Council to provide a grit bin on Snaefell Park has been turned down by councillors.
Two dozen residents wrote asking for the council to buy a bin because people were struggling to drive out of the estate in the icy weather.
But mayor Noel Gant said the request was refused because road gritting was a highways authority matter, while
Locally-provided bins were aimed at dealing with footpaths.
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Also, buying a small bin for �131 or large one for �170, could 'open the floodgates' for other requests and potential expenditure.
The council had the power, but not a duty, to provide grit bins - but during the debate it was pointed out the residents could club together themselves and buy one.
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