Gritty estate problem is solved

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RESIDENTS living on Moreton Hall have been given the chance to keep their paths clear of snow thanks to an arrangement with Taylor Wimpey, homes builders on the estate.

Six grit bins are being installed in streets around the estate after Bury St Edmunds Town Council and Moreton Hall councillor Clive Springett asked if they could supply a pile of grit. The developers instead quickly agreed to donate six filled bins, costing £1,500.

Cllr Springett said they were currently waiting to see if Suffolk County Council would take responsibility for providing further grit or whether it would fall to the town council.

He said he would like to see grit bins being part of new developments in the future as well as consideration of anti-slip surfaces.

He said: As a resident I’m very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for acting so quickly and making this donation.For the town council to have done the same may have taken well into the new year.”

The bins are being placed at either end of Juniper Road, at the junction of Airfield Road and Sycamore Drive and in Sycamore Drive. Two will serve new streets at St Edmunds Gate, off Primark Road.

John Baldock, regional production director of Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “There is a real community spirit at Moreton Hall and when the residents came up with the idea we were only too happy to help.”