In an unhelpful series of front page stories, the press has whipped up the public into believing that “local councils” don’t have any more grit or road salt to deal with the recent snow and ice.
So I thought I’d set the record straight, at least as far as Kent County Council is concerned.
Before the current cold snap, KCC advanced purchased 20,000 tonnes of salt to deal with any problems. At the time of writing we still have 3,000 tonnes, more than enough to deal with anything the sky throws down at our county.
So perhaps the press would stop generalising? Maybe not…