Winter maintenance consultation extended

29 Aug 2013 @ 4.42 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council is extending the winter maintenance consultation for a further two-weeks.

The council has listened to requests for a longer consultation period and as a result will be extending the deadline for feedback until Sunday 15 September.

The city wide consultation is open to all residents, businesses and community groups to have their say on the criteria which is being used to help determine how and where the council provides winter maintenance across the city.

The consultation is the first time the council has reviewed the criteria since the Local Government Reorganisation in 1996, when York became a unitary authority.

To take part in the survey or view the criteria and gritting maps please visit the council’s website.

Cllr David Levene, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: “We’ve extended the consultation to give more people more time to have their say on the biggest change ever made to the winter service criteria.

“This review has enabled us to make the savings made necessary by reduced Government funding whilst for the first time since 1996 draw up a clear, fair, transparent policy on salt bin placement and our grit network.

“We need to ensure that we provide the best possible service to residents and businesses which is why their views are so important and will help guide our decision.”

Feedback from the consultation will now be taken to a decision session on Wednesday 9 October and considered before any final decisions are made this winter season from November.


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