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Winter Weather

GEARING UP FOR WINTER ON THE BOROUGH’S ROADS

 

Bedford Borough Council has launched a range of winter maintenance services to keep local residents informed about efforts to keep the borough moving if and when severe winter weather arrives. These include:

  • @grittertweets – The Council’s dedicated Twitter service, providing updates on road conditions and gritting runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - twitter.com/grittertweets

 

  • Winter maintenance webpage – A simple and convenient web tool which provides daily updates on public transport, adult transport and bin collections - www.bedford.gov.uk/winterupdates

 

  • GPS tracking – Gritting lorries are fitted with GPS technology which allows anyone to see, in real time, when and where they are working - www.bedford.gov.uk/winterupdates.

 

 

Bedford Borough has secured over 5,000 tonnes of gritting salt during the spring and summer months to ensure our stocks are topped up and ready if needed. The Council’s gritting lorries feature the latest technology including GPS transmitters and equipment which ensures salt is spread effectively. 

Finally, the Council’s specially adapted quad bike will be on call to grit priority areas the lorries cannot reach, such as the town centre and other busy pedestrian areas.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We know how important it is to local residents that we do all we can to keep the borough’s roads moving all year round, rain or shine.

“That is why we work throughout the year to make sure the Council is as well prepared as possible ahead of the winter weather.

“We have made sure we are well stocked with plenty of salt to treat our roads and have real time systems to ensure local residents and businesses are kept informed.

“Of course, we all hope for a mild winter but local residents can be assured that if the weather is harsh, we are well prepared to minimise the impact and keep the borough moving.” 

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