Review goes on into council’s grit bin relocation decision

A review by Sheffield Council into its decision to remove or relocate grit bins is continuing this week, following the icy weather seen over the festive period.

Cuts to road gritting, agreed to save £100,000 a year, on ‘priority two’ routes were quickly reversed after icy roads caused dozens of smashes earlier in December.

However, the grit bin changes also caused problems, as residents tried to move cars or clear streets of snow and hard ice but did not have the tools to do so.

Coun Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for environment, recycling and streetscene, said: “Following the snow and freezing temperatures the winter team are in the process of looking at the service and how the city coped.

“This review is something we undertake after each major event and is designed to see if any improvements can be made. We are currently in the middle of the review and once this has been fully completed we will then decide if any further changes need to be made.”