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CLERK'S BRIEFING NOTE

SNOW AND ICE PROBLEMS IN SEDLESCOMBE DURING WINTER 2009/10

GRIT BINS AND SALT

 

1. A local resident asked for grit bins in the Village:

  1. Brickwall entrance
  2. Slip road by Post Office
  3. Bottom of Short Hill, Balcombe Green

2. A local resident suggested that people are asked to buy a bag of salt to put out where it is needed.

 

3. Individuals and groups can purchase their own grit bins and salt from DIY shops or through the internet and place them on private land for their own use. However, if grit bins are to be placed on paths, roads or verges belonging to ESCC, permission will have to be obtained by the Parish Council and the cost met prior to ESCC agreeing. Salt will also have to be paid for as will refills.

 

4. ESCC is advising the public who ask for grit bins in certain areas to contact their parish councils. What will be Sedlescombe Parish Council's policy?

 

5. Grit bins/pipes in Sedlescombe:

  1. Brede Lane public car park - Rother District Council
  2. Chapel Hill - ESCC
  3. Brede Lane near East View - ESCC

GRITTING BY ESCC

 

1. A resident of Streetlands wrote to ESCC asking a special case could be made for including Streetlands in the gritting schedule as so many of the residents are elderly.

 

2. A parish councillor said that the East View end of Brede Lane was not being salted last winter but this was denied by ESCC.

 

GENERAL HELP

 

1. Jean Dellow, Chief Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, asked other co-ordinators to look out for vulnerable people and help collect prescriptions if necessary.

 

2. A resident of Gorselands offered to use his 4-wheel vehicle to get people to hospital appointments, to get supplies for the elderly or infirm or assist emergency services etc.

 

PROBLEMS

 

1. Sedlescombe experienced a lot of problems with overflowing spring water during the winter which caused large patches of ice to form.

 

 

 

 

 

Pauline J Raymond
Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer
Sedlescombe Parish Council
6 September 2010