Praise for deal­ing with bad weather

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ju­dith Ton­ner

Coun­cil staff and com­mu­ni­ties have been praised for their re­sponse to last month’s “Beast from the East” snow­storm.

North Lana r k s h i re mem­bers also agreed to con­sider gr i t t i n g ar­range­ments around schools and shel­tered hous­ing, plus ac­cess to the area’s dairy farms, as part of a sched­uled re­view of the au­thor­ity’s win­ter pol­icy.

In­fra­struc­ture con­vener Michael McPake told col­leagues at a re­cent coun­cil meet­ing: “The weather was the worst we’ve seen for years – but when the go­ing gets tough, the tough get go­ing.

“The worst of the weather brought out the very best in peo­ple; like the home­care heroes who went out on a limb to make sure the most vul­ner­a­ble were looked af­ter and the roads team who re­ally stepped up to the plate.

“I’d be here all night to mention every­body; I’ve never seen as much work­ing to­gether from com­mu­ni­ties.”

The three main po­lit­i­cal groups reached a joint agree­ment on el­e­ments of the coun­cil’s win­ter poli­cies to be re­viewed fol­low­ing mo­tions by the SNP and Tories.

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