At a recent meeting at Matlock for emergency planning, once again I raised the importance of grit-bin provision to enable people to get to work, make sure people can receive care and medication, attend vital hospital appointments and keep everything working despite sub-zero temperatures.
To follow, a Local Area Committee meeting had a presentation by the Director of Public Health on improving health and tackling health inequalities at a locality level.
I make no apology for raising the concerns brought about by the lack of grit bins in our hilly Town of Ilkeston, after having fought for a few successes (of grit bins) for nearly a decade and we still need the council to agree to more.
So, if we are serious about managing potential hazards, preventing falls, broken bones and all the on-costs to our precious NHS, a simple measure that will help all round.
I look forward to their people talking to our people to remedy some of these things with a grit bin on all dangerous inclines and steep corners!
Cllr Michelle Booth