Newsites willget winter gritbins
Grit bins could be placed in a few new locations this winter.
At a meeting of Stirling Council yesterday, Tory councillor Ross Oxburgh asked what measures were being taken to identify and install grit/salt bins at locations which are currently missing out.
Some sites already qualify in terms of the gradient/slope they lie on, but currently don’t have one.
Environment and housing convener Councillor Jim Thomson said that his committee had agreed a winter service policy in September, subject to a reassessment of the current limit of 475 grit/salt bins.
He added: “The discussion was around the suitability of a fixed number of bins, given there has been new housing constructed since the policy was introduced.
“It was agreed to retain the eligibility criteria and to assess sites that meet the criteria but do not have bins.
“Work is ongoing to assess sites. The service have secured a stock of new grit bins to replace damaged bins and to provide new grit bins at sites that meet the qualifying criteria.
“The committee also agreed to work with communities in developing resilience plans for winter maintenance and flood events.”
Asked by councillor Roxburgh just which qualifying sites for the bins had been identified and when they were expected to be put in place, Councillor Thomson said at the moment the service was concentrating on making sure they were fit for purpose and that resources could be put in place.
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