Letter: Stop taking grit
Date published: 20 January 2017
Rochdale Council supplied a new grit box earlier last year and filled it with nice clean grit, so full the local scum couldn't fit the empty beer cans and bottles of alcopop or whatever was thrown in the old box.
It was there to cater for a Hill Top road junction and was useful for a footpath with a steep slope on it that emerged next to the box. Thank you, Rochdale Council.
Then came two inches of snow. Along came a queue of cars with buckets, bowls and plastic sacks in the boot and the grit went from the box onto private driveways and paths round houses.
Did any go on the road where it was designed to be spread? No.
Not one single shovel full went onto the road, however, plenty was left spilt and dropped onto the footpath at the front of the grit box when the buckets and bowls were filled to overflowing.
To take the grit with the possibility of injuries and accidents being caused because the grit had been taken isn't the best way to say we have good residents in Rochdale.
You are not being clever by putting others at risk, it isn't a free service for you to take as you please; if you want or need grit most builders merchants and others sell it by the sealed bag full.
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