Isle winter weather plan completed

JUST days after the first frost of the winter Epworth Town Council has completed its bad weather emergency plan.

Finishing touches to the plan, which will be brought into force when there are ten centimetres of snow, were completed at the latest council meeting.

An extra salt bin is to be bought for the King’s Head Croft at a cost of about £130, along with a further tonne of salt, which will cost about the same.

That means the council will have added four bins to those supplied by North Lincolnshire Council in an attempt to keep the town moving in the event of another severe winter.

Councillors discussed how to replenish salt stocks in the bins, and Coun Liz Redfern volunteered to re-fill the bin near her home.

Vice-Chairman Coun Jonathan Whittaker asked members to consider asking North Lincolnshire Council to pay half of the cost of the fourth bin, but Coun Graham Wilson was firmly against the idea.

Coun Roz Whittaker congratulated those who had developed the plan, led by Coun Wilson. She said it had taken some time to develop, but the result was a clear and thorough document.