Council readies gritters for weekend snow

South Gloucestershire Council’s state-of-the-art fleet of new snow ploughs are being readied for the first serious snowfall of the winter. With weather forecasts showing an increased likelihood of snow through Saturday night and Sunday morning, the council’s winter maintenance team are preparing for all-night operation on Saturday night to grit the district’s roads and plough where snow settles. Head of

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SS Great Gritter, Rocky and Crystal report for winter gritting duty

South Gloucestershire’s new fleet of eleven winter gritting vehicles was officially launched last week – with a little help from the district’s primary school pupils. Dozens of youngsters from Reception class to Year 3 had entered the council’s ‘name your gritter’ competition as part of a campaign to highlight the importance of winter road safety and the vital role of

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Work starts on UWE to Abbeywood bus link

Work has started to build a new dedicated road for buses and cyclists which will speed up journey times and reduce delays to bus services. The new two-way route links the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus with the Abbeywood Roundabout via the Cheswick housing development. The route is over land to the rear of the Hewlett Packard

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Appeal after drain covers stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after reports that thieves have stolen metal gully or drain covers from South Gloucestershire roads. The Council’s highways department has reported ten covers going missing throughout March and April. It’s believed they are being stolen for their scrap metal value. Gratings are known to have been taken from Whitfield near Wotton-under-Edge; Fernhill, Almondsbury;

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South Glos to receive vital pothole cash

South Gloucestershire Council is expecting to receive around £400,000 to help repair winter damaged roads from the Government. The Department for Transport has announced a £100 million pot of cash for English councils to help repair potholes formed during the recent freezing weather. The money will be distributed on a needs basis and South Gloucestershire is likely to receive around

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