Epping Town Council offers free bags of salt to combat icy roads

Free bags of salt on offer as winter weather takes hold

Free bags of salt on offer as winter weather takes hold

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FREE bags of grit are up for grabs from the town council as the cold weather approaches.

Epping Town Council has a limited supply of salt, in addition to existing salt bins, to hand out to residents.

Anybody wishing to use the grit in their community can collect a 20kg bag from Epping Hall in St John's Road over the next two weeks.

Town clerk Ash Tadjrishi said: “The salt is provided to clear those roads and pavements that are not normally salted, not private drives.

"We expect to receive enquiries across the town as requirements demand and where possible will allocate the bags evenly."

Residents wishing to take up the council's offer can register by calling 01992 579444 or emailing info@eppingtowncouncil.gov.uk with their name, address and telephone number and the area they are hoping to cover.

They will then be contacted with a collection date and guidance from Essex County Council on how best to use the salt.

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2:05pm Thu 15 Nov 12

sharding says...

Has Epping Town Council thought about how the people who need salt the most- such as elderly or disabled people - are going to get it without having to lug a heavy 20kg bag from the council offices?
Has Epping Town Council thought about how the people who need salt the most- such as elderly or disabled people - are going to get it without having to lug a heavy 20kg bag from the council offices? sharding
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3:33pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

sharding wrote:
Has Epping Town Council thought about how the people who need salt the most- such as elderly or disabled people - are going to get it without having to lug a heavy 20kg bag from the council offices?
Free, through ones Council Tax.
[quote][p][bold]sharding[/bold] wrote: Has Epping Town Council thought about how the people who need salt the most- such as elderly or disabled people - are going to get it without having to lug a heavy 20kg bag from the council offices?[/p][/quote]Free, through ones Council Tax. Cornbeefur
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4:57pm Thu 15 Nov 12

HottRedMan says...

Good idea, other councils should follow suit.
Good idea, other councils should follow suit. HottRedMan
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7:24pm Thu 15 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
sharding wrote:
Has Epping Town Council thought about how the people who need salt the most- such as elderly or disabled people - are going to get it without having to lug a heavy 20kg bag from the council offices?
Free, through ones Council Tax.
You should volunteer to contribute some of your hot air. Your outpourings could also be used as natural biofuels.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sharding[/bold] wrote: Has Epping Town Council thought about how the people who need salt the most- such as elderly or disabled people - are going to get it without having to lug a heavy 20kg bag from the council offices?[/p][/quote]Free, through ones Council Tax.[/p][/quote]You should volunteer to contribute some of your hot air. Your outpourings could also be used as natural biofuels. E17_er
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