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Re: Snow Problem 1 year, 2 months ago #31

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Date : 06/12/2018 - 13:40 (GMT)
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Subject : Re: RE: Eastwood Park Campus - Ice & Black Ice - Tuesday 4/12/2018 - Ref: 101001884888

Hi Alan

As you are aware, I am already willingly paying a 3% increase now and I think next year also?

'Budget set for 2018/19 - East Renfrewshire Council In setting the budget, councillors also approved an increase to Council Tax of three per cent in each of the next three years'

Perhaps if you actually implemented the contracts fully, as in the Webcasting contract, there would be no need for an increase.

Thanks

Black Ice and Snow - Gritting and salt Problems 3 months, 2 weeks ago #32

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Lets hope for a 'mild' winter and 'fit and able' Councillors to 'to find their nearest public grit bin and use it to treat areas.....' !!


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By Dawn Renton
Published: 08:25 Friday 01 November 2019


East Renfrewshire Council is well prepared for winter

East Renfrewshire Council has 4,500 tonnes of salt ready to treat roads across the authority over the coming winter months.

When the temperature drops, our teams will be out and about on more than 190 miles of priority routes helping to keep residents and visitors safe and ensure as little disruption as possible.

A total of 339 public grit bins, including 17 larger community bins, have also been replenished which will allow residents to access grit for their local roads and pavements.

This is particularly important during prolonged cold spells when the council’s roads service needs to focus its resources on keeping main routes open and moving across the area.

Environment Convener, Councillor Alan Lafferty, said: “I am pleased to reassure East Renfrewshire residents that our roads team is ready and equipped for the upcoming winter months. Staff are on standby to treat roads in advance of, and during, any bouts of freezing weather.

“I would also encourage residents, who are fit and able, to find their nearest public grit bin and use it to treat areas not included in our priority routes, such as your driveway or pavement outside your house or outside any elderly neighbours or family member’s homes.

“You can find out where your nearest grit bin is by visiting our website and throughout the winter months, our social media channels will provide regular updates on what we are doing.”

For further information on how prepared the council is for winter, including where to find grit bins and our priority routes, click here -

www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/winterprep

Re: Snow and Black Ice - Salting and Gritting Problem 4 weeks, 1 day ago #33

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Saturday 18/1/2020.

It would appear there was a widespread problem with Black Ice on pavements, car parks etc.

Black Ice and Snow - Gritting and salt Problems 4 weeks, 1 day ago #34

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Subject: Eastwood Park/Leisure Centre - Black Ice - treacherous and dangerous - Saturday 18/1/2020

Attended Gym at Eastwood Park 08:50 - 10:10 Saturday morning 18 January 2020.

There were Leisure Centre staff? advising traffic at the entrance from the main road warning of treacherous and dangerous conditions with sheet ice & black ice on the roads, in the car parks and surrounding pavements.

Indeed they were correct. It was very treacherous and dangerous !

Myself and many others were slipping and sliding all over the place.

There was no evidence of gritting and salting having taken place.

Can you clarify what the problem was with the lack of gritting and salting the roads, the car parks and surrounding pavements in the park.

The Centre Staff said they had contacted the Council.

Please clarify the time when the Council were advised about the black ice and the time when the area was eventually gritted and salted.

You will be aware that this lack of gritting and salting has been raised as a problem for the last 5-6 years.

Your help with this matter will be appreciated.

Thanks

Black Ice and Snow - Gritting and salt Problems 4 weeks, 1 day ago #35

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Reply from Cllr Stewart Miller -

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Subject: Re: Eastwood Park/Leisure Centre - Black Ice - treacherous and dangerous - Saturday 18/1/2020

Dear Sir

Thank you for your correspondence and I will pass it on to the relevant officers

Regards
Stewart

Black Ice and Snow - Gritting and salt Problems 4 weeks, 1 day ago #36

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Reply from Cllr(and Convener for Environment) Alan Lafferty -



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Subject: RE: Eastwood Park/Leisure Centre - Black Ice - treacherous and dangerous - Saturday 18/1/2020

The information below is available on the Council Website.

Priority gritting routes

Find out how we prioritise which roads get gritted first.

Our staff work 24 hours on standby during the winter.

We get road updates from a specialist forecasting service at least three times a day. Roadside sensors also send information to help check road conditions.

This helps us decide what action to take.

Roads
Roads priority gritting routes

Priority 1
Strategic and main traffic routes

A77 Fenwick Road
A77 Ayr Road
A727 Busby to Spiersbridge
A736 Glasgow Road to Lochlibo Road
B769 Stewarton Road
B767 Busby to Eaglesham

Priority 2
One access route to fire stations
Major bus routes
School bus routes notified by SPT (may not include the full route)

Priority 3
Other B class roads

Priority 4
Local employment areas such as industrial estates

Priority 5
C class roads and unclassified public roads

Priority 6
Access to isolated homes

Priority 7
Prospective public roads

Priority 8
Private roads

During normal winter weather, we grit priority 1 to 3 routes and some priority 4 and 5 routes. We'll grit these routes on first and second runs.

During severe winter weather we may need to concentrate on priority 1 and 2 routes.

We'll grit other routes if the severe weather continues and other priority routes stay clear.

Online map of gritted roads

Pavements and paths

Pavement gritting priorities

Priority 1
Shopping areas

Priority 2
Areas used by many people - such as train station entrances

Priority 3
Steep hills in housing areas, old people's homes and sheltered housing

Priority 4
One pavement along the front of each school

We grit pavements once all priority routes are deemed safe and clear and if we have the resource to do so.

Contact
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Cllr Alan Lafferty
Labour & Co-operative Member Ward 4
Convener for Environment
East Renfrewshire Council
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