Wales England

October 2, 2010 by staff 

Wales England, (Reuters) – More than three quarters of councils in England and Wales have decided to increase its stockpile of road salt this winter after last year’s shortage, the Local Government Association (LGA), said on Saturday.

Last winter, the coldest in 30 years, the government had to ask local authorities to ration the amount of grain to put on the roads after weeks of snow and ice led to a nationwide shortage of supplies.

But the LGA said a survey of 87 councils found that nearly one-fifth had not received all the people who had applied for this year, down from an average of 1,700 tons each.

Great Britain is based primarily on its two domestic salt producers in Cheshire and to supply grain Cleveland road.

“Although it should be the grace of a couple of weeks before tightening is on a large scale is not ideal that suppliers are trying to get up from the first moment,” said Peter Cash, President of the economy and chart GLA transport.

“Councils across the country are responding to this by creating more agreements with neighborhood councils to cooperate in the supply, and sought on foreign sources of road salt.”

Four councils had already established new arrangements for carrying salt supplies from abroad, the LGA said.

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