Grit bins too dangerous

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Broken Britain

Effingham Parish Council paid £4,000 for ten grit bins and Guildford Borough Council agreed to keep them full.

IlieUnfortunately Surrey County Council refused permission for them to be placed by the roadside – apparently for insurance reasons – so they are being kept in storage.

Parish councillor James Nicholls said: “In February 2009 the roads were terrible and it was the same last year, so we decided to take the matter into our own hands after the council did nothing about it. The council said it was an insurance problem, which I find ridiculous.”

So much for the Big Society.

The parish council earmarked Norwood Road, Strathcona Avenue and Woodlands Road as three of the ten locations where bins were most needed.

According to Mr Nicholls a health and safety check, survey, and extensive consultation with residents were all carried out, confirming locals felt the bins were a good acquisition.

He added: “We estimate each household in Effingham lost on average four days of work over the winter period due to not being able to get out of the home and we want to put a stop to that once and for all.”

Welcome to the lunatic asylum called Britain!


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