Council grits winter teeth

COUNCILLORS at Derbyshire County Council met yesterday, August 2, to consider proposals to change the way local roads are gritted.

The county council currently grits around half of Derbyshire’s roads – 1,555 miles out of 3,300.

Following severe winter weather over the past two years, the proposals include helping to prevent overspending of the winter maintenance budget, clearing snow from more roads, and making better use of resources.