MORE grit has been made available in Selston parish this year to make life easier for residents should a sudden snowy spell strike.
Five extra tonnes have been delivered to the area thanks to the actions of Selston Parish Council and local councillors Gail Turner and Sam Wilson.
The extra grit was considered necessary following the difficulties that residents faced during last year’s arctic conditions in the rural area.
Two of the tonnes have been funded by the parish council, two by Coun Turner – who also sits on Ashfield District and Nottinghamshire County councils – and one by district councillor Wilson.
Coun Turner and Coun Wilson are the newly-designated snow wardens for the parish and they will be responsible for spreading the grit on roads not treated by the county council’s gritting lorries.
Said Coun Turner: “We have a map of the roads that will be gritted on the main gritting run and we will concentrate on the areas that are not on the run and places where there’s hills. We are ready, as and when.”
Last winter many Selston residents struggled to get out and about on untreated roads and Coun Wilson had to use his tractor to help pull out cars stuck in snow and clear drives.