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BE PREPARED: Garston councillor encourages people to get their free salt in time for winter

 Published on: 21st September 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Garston county councillor is encouraging local residents to get their free salt to grit their streets in time for winter.

Resident and community groups can get free salt to grit their streets from Hertfordshire County Council, as the council starts to gear up for the winter.

Cllr Tim Williams said: “The county council is also offering salt to schools for use on the highway, to help them stay open during icy weather, as well as to parish and town councils, who can use their local knowledge to identify exactly where best to use the salt during severe weather.

“District and borough councils that help with clearing high priority pavements can apply for up to 30 tonnes of salt to assist with highway treatments at no cost.  Resident and community groups can apply for up to 680kg of salt, and schools can ask for up to one tonne. Last year some 200 local groups took advantage of the offer.”

The salt will be provided for use on the public highway, not on private property, and the county council can only make one delivery of salt at the beginning of the winter.

Application forms can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/applyforsalt and must be received by the county council by October 31.

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