Get your grit bins

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Com­mu­nity grit bins are set to be in­tro­duced in Ren­frew­shire’s ru­ral ar­eas as the coun­cil con­tin­ues its win­ter prepa­ra­tions.

A to­tal of 20 larger bins will be given to ar­eas that are not on pri­or­ity grit­ting routes, so mem­bers of the pub­lic can do their bit to keep roads and pave­ments safe.

There are also 540 reg­u­lar grit bins across the area – 140 more than last win­ter.

Coun­cil­lor Cathy McEwan, con­vener of In­fra­struc­ture, Land and En­vi­ron­ment Pol­icy Board, said: “It is of ut­most im­por­tance that peo­ple are safe and able to travel dur­ing spells of par­tic­u­larly bad weather.

“The SNP has made that a pri­or­ity and since we came into power, Ren­frew­shire Coun­cil has in­stalled roughly 200 new grit bins across Ren­frew­shire to en­sure peo­ple have easy ac­cess to grit.

“The plan also sets out our com­mu­nity grit bin ini­tia­tive, which will see larger grit bins placed in key lo­ca­tions across our com­mu­ni­ties.

“While Ren­frew­shire’s grit­ters will be out all win­ter, last year many peo­ple ap­proached me to say they would be happy to do grit­ting in their lo­cal ar­eas – ar­eas that are per­haps not on the pri­or­ity grit­ting routes.

“Th­ese grit bins will al­low peo­ple to pre­pare in ad­vance by tak­ing some grit away to store for bad weather.”

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