Muir calls for more grit boxes

I strongly believe that more grit boxes should be made available across the Borough. I am making this call after being inundated by requests for side roads to be salted by residents in the Holywood area.

The recent cold snap means that many roads and pavements are very slippy, covered in ice and treacherous to use. Whilst I welcome the work undertaken by the Roads Service to grit all major roads more grit boxes should be available for people to salt minor roads and pavements.

One resident recently informed me “I would happily take my own time to grit the street for the residents if a grit box was provided for are use so people can go about their daily routine without the risk of injury.”

I have therefore communicated requests for grit boxes to the Roads Service and hope they will consider these favourably. People are prepared to work in partnership with the Roads Service, I hope they will reciprocate this gesture.