Council to grit town footpaths

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COOKSTOWN District Council is to work with Roads Service to grit footpaths, store sandbags and distribute salt during cold spells, it has been revealed.

The Director of Operational Services said an agreement had been reached that the Council, when requested by Roads Service, will arrange for footpaths to be gritted in Zone One.

Roads Service has also asked that Council store sandbags at the recycling centre in Cookstown and place a large bunker containing salt (both provided by Roads Service at the recycling centre so that members of the public can avail of the salt. Councillors agreed but added that the distribution of the salt would have to be managed.