Sunday, 20 January 2013

Gritting fiasco

Main Street, Thringstone at 10:30 Sunday 20 January
Over the past couple of days I have been receiving comments about gritting in Thringstone, following Friday's major snowfall.

In particular local residents have expressed concern to me about a complete lack of gritting on Main Street.

This morning I have taken a walk around the village to check out how our streets are faring.

It's very disappointing to say that with the exception of Loughborough Road most of the village remains ungritted, two days after Friday and with snow once again forecasted by the Met Office for most of today.

Many of Thringstone's road are hazardous and in all likelihood will get worse during the day.

As Leicestershire County Council continue to make cuts it is on days like these we can physically see their impact.

I have contacted the County Council to urge them to ensure all streets in Thringstone are gritted, but in particular our main thoroughfares.

As always, don't hesitate to contact me if you need assistance.


  1. If you want to go ice skating don't waste your money going to Nottingham ice rink ...come to Thringstone it's a disgrace I'm amazed no one has been injured the routes to Thringstone Primary School have not been gritted and the pavements are solid ice.

  2. With bad weather forecast once again I will, of course, continue to press LCC to ensure estate roads are gritted. Shame our County Councillor hasn't pressed for it.