EDP Letters: Don't cut our grit bins

Conservative Beverley Spratt (West Depwade), tells the Labour/Liberal Democrat administration to think again.

"On Tuesday this week I chaired the scrutiny panel considering some of the budget savings the administration is putting forward for highways.

The new contract for highways services will save £4.4m this year along, together with other significant savings from the award of the contract to Mouchel and others.

The proposal to not fill grit bins and to remove £1m from the highways budget will choke off a lifeline for people living in ruralNorfolkwho do not have the benefit of regular bus services or who have to walk along frozen pavements, pathways and roads to get them.

This administration must think again on cuts to such services, particularly when forecasts show our weather will only get worse.

Councillor Beverley Spratt
Chairman, Environment, Transport & Development Scrutiny Panel
Norfolk County Council"