Abundant alternative

PUBLISHED: 10:29 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

AS WE all now know there is a salt and grit shortage which means that side roads and pavements cannot be cleared in the way that we would like.

AS WE all now know there is a salt and grit shortage which means that side roads and pavements cannot be cleared in the way that we would like.

However there appears to be an abundant alternative to grit and snow in our town. Although sand does not melt ice, it does allow for greater traction and may go some way to preventing the slips and falls we have been seeing.

Surely at this point almost anything to alleviate the Dancing on Ice state of some of our pavements and roads would be worth while.

CHRIS EVANS

Palmer Row, Weston

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