Ramsey's roads need gritting

LAST month, the police were in attendance for the second time this winter due to ice on the road into Wistow from the B1040 Ramsey-Warboys road. On this occasion a car hit the bridge in the village, which will now require repair for the umpteenth time. Fr

LAST month, the police were in attendance for the second time this winter due to ice on the road into Wistow from the B1040 Ramsey-Warboys road.

On this occasion a car hit the bridge in the village, which will now require repair for the umpteenth time.

From the B1040 the road runs downhill into the village with a bend half-way down and another at the bridge.

The danger on this road is obvious to everyone except apparently the county council which refuses to grit it. As the road is on a bus route, is used as a rat-run to avoid the Wyton roundabout and is also on the school bus run, surely it justifies attention. It would incur a minimal cost to run a gritting vehicle the few hundred metres from the B1040 into the village and back out again.


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When grit boxes are available in two places, why should the hard-pressed police have to come and grit the road and attend avoidable accidents? Why will the county council not grit this road? Will it take serious injury or death before something is done?

JOHN PARKINSON

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