30 NOV 2019 – L-R: Cllr. Sean Fay, Cllr. Margaret Saunders and Cllr. Tanya Ferguson, – Harwich Town Council, Winter Salt Bag leaflet drop – Photo Copyright © Maria Fowler 2019
Traders given opportunity to keep pavements safe
Harwich Town councillors have been visiting businesses in Dovercourt Town Centre and Historic Harwich to make local traders aware that supplies of salt will be available to them throughout the winter months should they wish to keep the pavements in front of their businesses ice free.
Essex County Council runs a ‘Winter Salt Bag’ scheme under which they make supplies of salt available to Town and Parish councils to assist during icy conditions and Harwich Town Council, in partnership with the Harwich Mayflower Heritage Centre which stores the salt, uses its supply to assist businesses in Harwich and Dovercourt.
Cllr Maria Fowler, who chairs Harwich Town Council’s Environment and Community Committee, says
“As there is a limited salt supply the committee felt that it was best used to improve access to shops and businesses during icy conditions. This being the case we make it available to local traders for use outside of their businesses.”
Harwich Town Council has produced a leaflet to publicise this opportunity and councillors have been out delivering the leaflet to businesses so that they know where the salt is and how they can get it.
“Harwich Town Council participates in this scheme to allow local businesses to help keep open and accessible in icy conditions,” continued Maria Fowler. “By delivering this leaflet we are making sure that local traders are aware that supplies of salt are available to them.”