Grit Bin Champions Needed...
At the start of October the Parish Council purchased five new grit bins, these have now been delivered and will be installed over the coming month.
However, as part of the budget cuts at Somerset County Council, they announced at the end of October that they would no longer be filling up the grit bins this winter.
The Parish Council has a small amount of grit stock that will be going into the new bins, beyond that the Parish has no way of keeping the bins full throughout the winter.
One idea that has come forward is that each grit bin is fostered by a family / person, this family would then keep the bin full all winter by keeping spare grit in their shed / garage and topping up the bin if necessary.
The Parish Council would pay for the git by way of reimbursement at the end of the winter, a small bursary would also be offered to the foster family.
The foster family should name the bin and treat it as one of the family, read it books, send it to school, cook it Christmas dinner - Or at the very least, keep it full of grit!
The locations of the grit bins requiring a foster family in Beckington are;
• The Corner of Sandy Lane and Warminster Road
• Church Hill (by St Georges gate)
• Frome Road (above Stubbs Lane)
• Bath Road (below Mill Lane)
• Goose Street (location to be agreed)
and in Rudge;
• Rudge Hill, Near Scotland Lane
• Full Moon (near to).
If you would be interested in taking on a grit bin (they dont bite it you handle them correctly) and giving it a loving home, please contact the Parish Clerk