True grit as coun­cil pre­pares for win­ter

Rochdale Observer - - CHILD SEX ABUSE INQUIRY - Kather­ine.bain­bridge@men­ @KBain­bridgeMEN

WITH seven grit­ters and over 4,500 tonnes of salt stocked up and ready to go, coun­cil chiefs are de­ter­mined to keep Rochdale’s roads mov­ing this win­ter.

Town hall bosses say they are mon­i­tor­ing weather fore­casts and road con­di­tions, ready to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week when the tem­per­a­tures plum­met.

Fore­casts de­signed to give in­for­ma­tion about road sur­face tem­per­a­tures and the like­li­hood of ice, snow or flood­ing are mon­i­tored ‘con­tin­u­ously’ in con­junc­tion with a com­put­erised ice de­tec­tion sys­tem and cam­eras.

Road widths and spreads ex­actly the right amount of salt. And res­i­dents are ad­vised to take their own pre­cau­tions by mak­ing sure their ve­hi­cles are ready for se­vere weather and they know how to drive in ex­treme con­di­tions. Any­one who lives or has a bu­sine

●●Coun­cil­lor Neil Em­mott with one of the grit­ters

ROCHDALE Bor­ough­wide Hous­ing has been named as a ‘star builder’ by PlaceShapers. RBH is one of over 100 mem­bers of the na­tional net­work of community-based hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tions, which named it star builder for October for the re­de­vel­op­ment of The Strand i

●●New homes on Queens Drive built by Rochdale Bor­ough­wide Hous­ing

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