Inaccurate media reporting of council salt supplies

By on 22/12/2010 in Rebuttals, Winter Alerts

A claim that the council placed a 'reduced order' of salt this year compared to last is categorically untrue.

So far this year, the amount of salt either used, in stock or on order is 18,000 tonnes. Further orders will be made as necessary. The council 'batch orders' salt, so the 6,900 tonnes mentioned in the story is simply the first of many orders and the stock is regularly replenished. Therefore information used from an Freedom of Information request is essentially a snapshot of a fluid situation.

We would like to assure residents that we continue to keep the city moving, as we did last winter when many areas of the country faced severe challenges.

Winter maintenance and gritting plans – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=5746

Winter weather travel tips – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=14233

Weather disruption round-up – http://weather-disruption.birmingham.gov.uk/

Local volunteers from the Open Street Map project have kindly mapped gritting routes onto their map. While we can accept no liability for any errors, we’re very grateful to them for their contribution.

You can view the gritting map by visiting: http://mappa-mercia.org/gritting-map.shtml

Weather Updates

BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102

Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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