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First consultation on plans to cut gritting in Sheffield

A gritter ready to hit the roads of Sheffield

A gritter ready to hit the roads of Sheffield

Residents are being urged to comment on how plans to reduce by 100 miles the number of roads in Sheffield gritted before snow will affect them.

The first consultation on the proposals – which will also remove or relocate grit bins to save £100,000 a year – takes place tonight at Sheffield Town Hall from 6pm.

Another session will be held from 9am to 12noon on Thursday.

Those who attend will have the chance to ask questions about the plans – which will have most impact on rural communities in the west of Sheffield – and fill in a questionnaire.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for environment, said: “It’s important to us that we speak to and hear from as many people as possible so we can ensure we make the right decision in consultation with the public.

“We have had a very good response so far and we hope that this will continue to the drop-in sessions.”

Consultation runs until July 25.

n Email winter@sheffield.gov.uk with your name and preferred session. Questionnaires can also be filled in at www.sheffield.gov.uk/winter.

 

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