Salt barn is ready for action

(l-r) Sean Woodward, executive member for transport at Fareham borough council, and David Ogden, Amey account director. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143034-512)
(l-r) Sean Woodward, executive member for transport at Fareham borough council, and David Ogden, Amey account director. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (143034-512)
Charles Manson in 2014. Picture: WikiCommons

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Hampshire County Council yesterday unveiled its new £1.2m salt barn in Broadmarsh, Havant, which holds 6,700 tons for the towns surrounding Portsmouth.

Councillor Sean Woodward, who is in charge of economy, transport and environment, said: ‘We’ve got 55 gritting lorries that will be going out when the temperature is predicted to drop below freezing.

‘People need to be careful.

‘While we grit the roads which take most of the traffic, there are residential streets that won’t be gritted.

‘We supply thousands of community salt bins and we encourage people to help neighbours.’