Meanwhile, 2,500 salt will be filled with grit
help people clear the around their homes.
Coun Alden was referring to the decision taken by the Labour council a decade ago when 500 grit
bins were removed.
Birmingham says the city entered the cold spell last month with a higher than average stock of grit
- 7,000 tonnes - stored under its salt dome.
If we had grit
bins we could do the pavements for the old people who can't get out.
A Network Rail spokeswoman said: "We have an agreement with the Highways Agency not to grit
the level-crossing, only the approach to the station.
In its press releases the council has taken care not to raise expectations: "Roads around the city centre are running pretty well and staff are doing what they can to clear and grit
footpaths in the city centre in an effort to maintain as close to business as usual for one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Highways manager Andy Barr's email to Cllr Radford stated: "I can advise that we have had a large number of requests for additional grit
bins since the current cold snap has been with us and we are just in the process of collating the overall number of requests and these will be assessed and placed into priority order shortly.
is itself becoming a road hazard--especially at corners and bends--as any car straying for whatever reason onto the layer of grit
loses grip and traction.
One said "If they haven't got enough to grit
the roads for the binmen I can't believe they can go around doing private factories.
As a Southerner, I'm tired of people making or giving grits
a bad name [Post Scripts, July/August 2008], and if that wasn't enough, this guy Gerald Bosacker also insulted waitresses all over the South.
is steeped in a 126-year-old tradition that places it in a unique position to serve the nearly 30 million households in the broader demographic.
Before startup, wipe off the rods to remove any grit
or sand that has settled on the rods.