Friday, 3 December 2010

Free Grit

There's a further chance for residents in the Sutton Council part of Worcester Park to get their hands on a free bag of grit (free in as much as you've already paid for it via your council tax) this weekend.

You can collect the grit from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December from:

• Woodcote Green Garden Centre, Woodmansterne Lane, Wallington (collection from the Express Drive Thru only) (provided already bagged) 10am – 5pm on Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays

• Kimpton Park Way Reuse and Recycle Centre – until 2pm on Sundays. (Please bring your own bag or sack to collect the grit. Your garden waste sack or blue bin would be ideal, or a large plastic container.)

You can also collect grit on behalf of elderly friends or neighbours or residents who don't have cars.

Proof of residency in the London Borough of Sutton will be required so bring your council tax bill or a current utility bill with you. If you are collecting grit on behalf of someone else you will need to bring a copy of their bill with you too.

Demand is, unsuprisingly, expected to be high!

12 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

nut_cracker said...

Great idea lets encourage more people to drive their cars, in dangerous conditions, to collect grit, which will then improve driving conditions.

theXfactor said...

how about the council come and grit the sideroads, its the same every time we get this. You think they would have learnt by now! Clueless!

The Brinkster said...

Grit the sideroads? What an excellent use of scarce resources..... If you read some of the comments on other posts there were side roads visited by gritting lorries in Worcester Park and I don't know about them but it made naff all difference in ours.

Anonymous said...

'Great idea lets encourage more people to drive their cars, in dangerous conditions, to collect grit, which will then improve driving conditions.'
Hardly dangerous conditions-if you drive with care. we have had a few inches of snow, and so many people are fusssing about it. All the side roads are driveable if you know how to drive with care... Canada and the scandanaian countries get snow and ice constantly, and if they were to have the attitude of 'oh lets stay at home coz the roads are to icey' or 'lets close our schools', then these countries would not be able to function...

get a grip people, what next 'oh its too hot i might collapse of heat exhaustion, lets stay at home' - next summer

Anonymous said...

How come a milkman could manage to navigate the side roads and make his delivery in spite of the snow and ice and yet we have seen no sign of a postman since Monday? Or are we having deliveries alternate weeks instead of days now?

Snow Queen said...

Nobody is advocating staying at home or not driving in the snow. It's just the very stupidity of having to drive to collect grit. It's not quite the same as getting to work or school.

Snowman said...

Could the difference between milk and postal deliveries be due to the fact that one is self-employed. Just a guess

Anonymous said...

I think that is probably the answer. Although householders in Kingston got deliveries today so once again, where are our postmen?

Safety1st said...

I had no problem in getting my grit that I'd already paid for out of my council tax. The snow was mainly gone from side roads and totally gone from main roads at 10am Saturday and there was no queue. I'll be saving the grit until needed next time to grit my drive and path properly

FeelingBlue said...

someone had nicked my blue bin. so had nothing to collect the grit in.

Kendo said...

Just as an aside (I don't really have an opinion as to whether side roads should be gritted...I swing from one opinion to the other!!)....comparisons to Canada/Scandinavia as regard to driving may not really be fair. The reason being, in these countries, or certinaly parts of them, they swap their tyres for snow tyres during the winter. Actually in Sweden it's illegal to drive without snow tyres between beginning of December and end of March!! These snow tyres have studs in them which are very noisy and inefficient on clear roads. On snow and ice they're brilliant - I drove in Sweden with them...Anyway not really practical here for a few days of snow a year on the side roads...

Anonymous said...

In France, Italy, Spain etc who do in fact get a lot of snow in the winter, cars are used to having snow chains fitted over their tyres which are easy to put on and take off and cost approximately £40 for a set. The chains fit all makes of normal household car, but obviously not 4 x 4 which have different chains. A useful investment if the weather continues like this.

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