06/02/09 – Salt Grit Bins
Several residents and Covingham Parish have ask me the very topical question about the Salt/Grit bins that are dotted around Swindon, and why every street doesn’t have one?
The only Salt/Grit Bin in Covingham can be found in Covingham Square, next to the Postbox.
These bins are only removed if continously vandalised, no grit bin has been removed from Covingham in recent years.
Phil, Glenn and I have asked Council Officers for details about this
idea and we have been informed that the Council uses the following
criteria in placing the Salt/Grit Bins.
The placement of a new grit bin should only be considered if one
or more of the following criteria are met:
- On request only.
- Access available from carriageway for
- Gradients in excess of 1:20 (Note