Jump to content


Has Anyone Had Their Grit Bin Removed (Or Not Filled Any More) ?

Recommended Posts

I have heard worrying reports of some people's grit bins just being removed (by the council ?).

Is this true ? And if so, how many people have had this happen to them ?

If this is the case the I think it's disgusting because, arguably, the council should be keeping roads (well, all but the least used back roads) passable anyway. Grit bins are a way of them doing so cheaply as the public have to do all the hard work......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had ours removed years ago.

We're in a block of flats with a lot of elderly people in it, we contacted the council but were told that it's ok because there's a bin nearby... yes, down a steep hill about 10 minutes away :loopy:

 

It's all good though, now people can fall over in the snow, break a leg and sue the council.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I complained in the past that there wasn't one any where near us, pointed to this site :  https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/roads-pavements/winter-road-pavement-issues  to find I had been walking past one many times and never clocked it. I think it's the bright yellow camouflage they use, makes em difficult to spot. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thinking about it, I've not seen one for years.

 

 

I've not seen any grit trucks either (This year) It always amazes me how the council never do any non-main roads. You know, the roads where all those council tax payers live! The council tax payers have to get off the side/estate roads, to get to the main roads. Maybe too much forward thinking for SCC!

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, Pyrotequila said:

We had ours removed years ago.

We're in a block of flats with a lot of elderly people in it, we contacted the council but were told that it's ok because there's a bin nearby... yes, down a steep hill about 10 minutes away :loopy:

 

It's all good though, now people can fall over in the snow, break a leg and sue the council.

I don't think you can actually sue a local authority for falling over in the snow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, zach said:

Thinking about it, I've not seen one for years.

 

 

I've not seen any grit trucks either (This year) It always amazes me how the council never do any non-main roads. You know, the roads where all those council tax payers live! The council tax payers have to get off the side/estate roads, to get to the main roads. Maybe too much forward thinking for SCC!

 

 

 

How many gritting wagons and people to drivw them would be needed to grit every road in Sheffield in one day? A huge amount of money, people and plant for a few days per year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Bargepole23 said:

How many gritting wagons and people to drivw them would be needed to grit every road in Sheffield in one day? A huge amount of money, people and plant for a few days per year.

How many people pay the council for services? Why remove the 'self help' option (Thread title)?

 

 

They can blow 10 grand on plaques etc. Have expensive meals at useless meetings...this list of wasted cash is long. But don't give a toss about the people that are a big part of their funding. (IMO)

 

You stand up for them if you feel they are doing such a good job. I think they need to re-think budget and spending, and employ the right people for the right jobs! I worked for them for many years. Central Council are useless (putting it mildly)

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can buy grit from B&Q.....it's pretty cheap 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Jack Grey said:

You can buy grit from B&Q.....it's pretty cheap 

Council should provide it.    After all that is what part  of council tax is for 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Jack Grey said:

You can buy grit from B&Q.....it's pretty cheap 

It's a shame you can't buy common sense and intelligence there. Some SCC 'leaders' could do with buckets of the stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, rudds1 said:

Council should provide it.    After all that is what part  of council tax is for 

Why should they provide it? 

 

They grit the roads.....your pathway and door step is your problem

 

Take some personal responsibility 

Edited by Jack Grey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Jack Grey said:

Why should they provide it? 

 

They grit the roads.....your pathway is your responsibility 

Who mentioned "your pathway"?

 

 

Roads and pavements aren't the responsibility of the public.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
√ó
√ó
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.