Extra salt in roadside bins to help beat big freeze

EXTRA stocks of salt have been provided across York as freezing weather grips North Yorkshire.

With sub-zero temperatures and snow forecast for the rest of the week, City of York Council workers yesterday filled 170 bins which are only stocked in extreme weather.

This is in addition to the 199 bins which were filled at the start of the winter.

Coun David Levene, the council’s cabinet member for environmental services, said: “Our priority is always to ensure the safety of residents and temperatures have remained low and decreased overnight on Tuesday into Wednesday.”

“I took the decision with officers to get all ward salt bins refilled, over and above the core highways bins we have already replenished.

“With temperatures well below freezing and a forecast for more snow in the coming days, this is the right action to take to protect residents.”

The council said its gritting teams were on standby round the clock to treat roads, paths and cycle routes and refill salt bins.

The weather has caused problems with Ryedale rubbish collections, with some areas not receiving their usual service yesterday.

Residents have been asked to take their waste and recycling away from the kerbside and it will be removed through the next scheduled collections. Ryedale District Council said the decision was “not taken lightly” and was for safety reasons.

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9:22am Thu 17 Jan 13

TheotherChucklebrother says...

The only salt bin I have seen in the Kingsway west area is the locked one near Hob moor oaks front entrance. Useful.
The only salt bin I have seen in the Kingsway west area is the locked one near Hob moor oaks front entrance. Useful. TheotherChucklebrother

11:14am Thu 17 Jan 13

roadwars says...

There's one at the bottom of Hamilton drive slope (I'd have thought it would be better at the top) but either way it generally gets emptied quite quickly after it has been filled by a certain local householder and stored at the back of his house so he can keep his driveway clear through winter...
There's one at the bottom of Hamilton drive slope (I'd have thought it would be better at the top) but either way it generally gets emptied quite quickly after it has been filled by a certain local householder and stored at the back of his house so he can keep his driveway clear through winter... roadwars

3:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

marvell says...

Typical Labour being reactive rather than pro-active. They had no plans to fill any bins and were pressured into it by other political parties.

Most of the bins have been empty for some time - they don't mention that...!!
Typical Labour being reactive rather than pro-active. They had no plans to fill any bins and were pressured into it by other political parties. Most of the bins have been empty for some time - they don't mention that...!! marvell

3:24pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Willy Eckerslike says...

marvell says...
3:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Typical Labour being reactive rather than pro-active. They had no plans to fill any bins and were pressured into it by other political parties.

Most of the bins have been empty for some time - they don't mention that...!!”

Pressured into it by other political parties ?. I think you will find they have been "pressured" into it by the weather, they said they would fill them if the weather got bad, and thay have done just that, simples !!
marvell says... 3:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13 Typical Labour being reactive rather than pro-active. They had no plans to fill any bins and were pressured into it by other political parties. Most of the bins have been empty for some time - they don't mention that...!!” Pressured into it by other political parties ?. I think you will find they have been "pressured" into it by the weather, they said they would fill them if the weather got bad, and thay have done just that, simples !! Willy Eckerslike

3:38pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Podlet says...

What if we got lorry drivers from Dunnington to import salt for the council?
What if we got lorry drivers from Dunnington to import salt for the council? Podlet

8:55am Fri 18 Jan 13

xtc says...

roadwars wrote:
There's one at the bottom of Hamilton drive slope (I'd have thought it would be better at the top) but either way it generally gets emptied quite quickly after it has been filled by a certain local householder and stored at the back of his house so he can keep his driveway clear through winter...
Unfortunately selfish people do this fone and report with details to council it's theft!
[quote][p][bold]roadwars[/bold] wrote: There's one at the bottom of Hamilton drive slope (I'd have thought it would be better at the top) but either way it generally gets emptied quite quickly after it has been filled by a certain local householder and stored at the back of his house so he can keep his driveway clear through winter...[/p][/quote]Unfortunately selfish people do this fone and report with details to council it's theft! xtc

8:56am Fri 18 Jan 13

xtc says...

Podlet wrote:
What if we got lorry drivers from Dunnington to import salt for the council?
Wot!
[quote][p][bold]Podlet[/bold] wrote: What if we got lorry drivers from Dunnington to import salt for the council?[/p][/quote]Wot! xtc

8:58am Fri 18 Jan 13

xtc says...

marvell wrote:
Typical Labour being reactive rather than pro-active. They had no plans to fill any bins and were pressured into it by other political parties.

Most of the bins have been empty for some time - they don't mention that...!!
As snow warden for my area our streets one is empty and how many more are?i might be busy wkend
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: Typical Labour being reactive rather than pro-active. They had no plans to fill any bins and were pressured into it by other political parties. Most of the bins have been empty for some time - they don't mention that...!![/p][/quote]As snow warden for my area our streets one is empty and how many more are?i might be busy wkend xtc

4:26am Sat 19 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

xtc wrote:
roadwars wrote:
There's one at the bottom of Hamilton drive slope (I'd have thought it would be better at the top) but either way it generally gets emptied quite quickly after it has been filled by a certain local householder and stored at the back of his house so he can keep his driveway clear through winter...
Unfortunately selfish people do this fone and report with details to council it's theft!
Indeed. If they use the majority of what they get on pavements in front of their house (including if they store it for another snowfall) it is fine, but just on private prioerty is not.
[quote][p][bold]xtc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roadwars[/bold] wrote: There's one at the bottom of Hamilton drive slope (I'd have thought it would be better at the top) but either way it generally gets emptied quite quickly after it has been filled by a certain local householder and stored at the back of his house so he can keep his driveway clear through winter...[/p][/quote]Unfortunately selfish people do this fone and report with details to council it's theft![/p][/quote]Indeed. If they use the majority of what they get on pavements in front of their house (including if they store it for another snowfall) it is fine, but just on private prioerty is not. Magicman!

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