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Lib Dem Success! Free salt for Hertfordshire schools

September 23, 2016 12:45 PM

skidAll Hertfordshire schools that are not directly on a gritting route will now be offered free salt supplies this winter.

Earlier this week we reported that Lib Dem Group Leader, Stephen Giles-Medhurst had proposed at the Highways Panel meeting that ALL schools, irrespective of their location, should be able to get salt to help them. His plan, backed by Labour, was voted down by the Conservatives

And today we can report that Hertfordshire County Council has now expanded its policy on winter self-help to offer salt to all schools that are not located on salting routes regardless of distance from a gritted road.

Cllr Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "I undertook at the request of members at the recent Highways Cabinet Panel to review with officers this aspect of the policy, which we have now done, and I'm pleased that we have taken the positive decision in lifting the criteria on schools that are eligible for free salt supplies.