New bins will help villagers help themselves in bad weather

RESIDENTS of five villages will be able to help themselves more during times of bad weather, with the provision of new parish council grit bins.

Parish Councils in Middle Rasen, Hemswell Cliff and North Owersby have each been given £250 to buy one grit bin each, while Osgodby Parish Council was granted £450 to purchase two grit bins.

The funds came from the Councillor Big Society Fund, created from a two year pay freeze voted for by all 77 elected members, where each county councillor can donate up to £2,000 a year to local causes.

Ward member for Ancholme Cliff, Coun Lewis Strange chose to give some of his fund to purchase additional parish council grit bins.

He said, “Most of the villages are on hills and were affected by heavy snow and ice during severe winter weather.

“ The provision of additional grit bins will enable people to help keep roads and paths clear during bad weather.”

Coun Strange also awarded £750 to Snitterby Parish Council for traffic calming measures, as residents were concerned about traffic speeds.