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Grit and salt

Elves Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi, I'm a foreigner and wondering, near my house there is a salt and grit container. Can I use them for my driveway as I couldn't get my car out because there is a little hill and the snow is really thick. have been shovelling for 45 min still no luck.

or is it just for the road since we are all sort of grit and salt. Thanks
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Its meant to be for the road, especially if its a hilly junction, grit only really works well with traffic flow probably a waste putting it on your drive especially if its that thick
#2
i think you can use it, also cat litter is meant to be as good as grit.
#3
It's for everyone.

If you put some on your drive you will also 'carry' some onto the road and help to melt the snow/ice there aswell.
#4
is it against the law though if i use it, don't want to upset the neighbours..with their eyes looking at me and say. .. foreigner...
#5
yes they are for public use.
#6
are your neighbours using it? because if it was in my street i would!

my partner says same as me...its for safety-get it done and get your car out..
#7
Legally the answer is no you shouldn't use it, but practically I don't think you would have a problem if you used a little.
#8
hmm.. my husband said we shouldn't use it before I post this
#9
Just use it needs must if any one says anything to you mention my name :whistling:
#10
Alas, if it's in the yellow bins, that are strategicaly placed and stocked by the council,on hills and junctions, then it's for road use only.
Using it on your own drive is not allowed. :-D
In these days of jobsworth employees being used by the powers that be, I should watch out for the salt police or your nosey neighbour dobbing you in. :x
#12
im shocked as we would have just helped ouselves to some..i didnt se it in the paper and the kids wont let us have the news on lol

my next doo neighbour couldnt get the ca out and used our cat litter which woked well...have you got any?
banned#13
lady111
It's for everyone.

If you put some on your drive you will also 'carry' some onto the road and help to melt the snow/ice there aswell.


wrong
#14
goldmax
wrong


Technically theft :thinking:
banned#15
it's for council use i'm afraid when they run short they have to go round with the shovels :thumbsup:
#16
goldmax
wrong


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banned#17
lady111
?


see above for a better response :)
#18
Just ring up the council and ask.
banned#19
Benson's Bargain
Just ring up the council and ask.


To which they will reply..... no it is for council workers use only :thumbsup:

Why is it no one believes in what newbies say :whistling:
#21
Elves
is it against the law though if i use it, don't want to upset the neighbours..with their eyes looking at me and say. .. foreigner...


You're a foreigner, you can do what you want :lol:
#22
Bloody foreigners, coming over here and stealing our..erm... grit.
#23
go out in the middle of the nite when everyone is in bed and use it then:w00t:

i would:-D
#24
Shengis
You're a foreigner, you can do what you want :lol:


:w00t: ........... :thumbsup:
#25
You aren't supposed to use it but everyone does.

Most people around here would (on a usual winter not snowmageddon like we have now) just fill up a bucket to put in the garage and stick a little bit on the drive every other morning.
suspended#26
Just use it, it's only grit, it's not gold.
#27
hmm i cant work out if this topic is a troll job :p
#28
Mo786
hmm i cant work out if this topic is a troll job :p


Well, any post that starts.....

Hi, I'm a foreigner


..... :lol:
#29
my friend used some on her drive, and the footpath area at the bottom of her drive that she cleared, after the community officer advised her too, although she struggled to get any out as it was vertually empty.
#30
Why not use it to put on yours and your neighbours footpaths and chuck the odd shovel full onto your drive at the same time. Your neighbours can't complain then because you would be doing them a favour by gritting their footpaths for them.
#31
modernwarfarepro
it's for council use i'm afraid when they run short they have to go round with the shovels :thumbsup:


I thought it was a Civic duty for the community on the road to grit the road. We live on a culdesac and you wont find gritters on the road here! Every year the community gets their shovels out and grit the roads themselves.

Elves
Hi, I'm a foreigner and wondering, near my house there is a salt and grit container. Can I use them for my driveway as I couldn't get my car out because there is a little hill and the snow is really thick. have been shovelling for 45 min still no luck.

or is it just for the road since we are all sort of grit and salt. Thanks


Hang on, Your Grit box actually contains Grit? Our Grit box has never been refilled since before Christmas!
#32
or go to a builders yard and buy a big bag of SHARP sand which contains natural salt etc works wonders on our path and by our car put enough down but to much and its slippery go for about 50% sharp sand to 50% snow.ice
#33
dcx_badass
My street has two grit boxes for everyone to use where ever. If we have to grit our own road because the council can;t be bothered then we'll use it to grit our drive aswell.


does it say that it can be used "wherever" on the box, or is this just a presumption?
#34
modernwarfarepro
To which they will reply..... no it is for council workers use only :thumbsup:

Why is it no one believes in what newbies say :whistling:


It is not for council workers only, but it is only for public roads and pavements.
#35
pghstochaj
It is not for council workers only, but it is only for public roads and pavements.


Correct, the council expect the public to put it on roads/pavements where required.

It is not for private driveways.
#36
Thread getting very boring now :whistling:
#37
dcx_badass
Well the whole street has been doing this for 14 years, I think the council might have said something by now if we couldn't....


Why? That's a massive assumption.
#38
dcx_badass
Well the whole street has been doing this for 14 years, I think the council might have said something by now if we couldn't....


only 14 years,what happened before 14 years ago?



gritters dont do cul-de-sacs or estates ,small roads or pavements. so i would presume/ imagine thats what they are suppsed to be used for not just for "anyone" to use "anywhere":)

what is the offical line on this?.....i know you can request themn for your street within some city cuncils,but the numbers of these things have declined a hell of a lot as they used to be practically on the bottom of every street on every estate

bloody cutbacks and cost saving yet we pay more taxes than ever before
#39
casparwhite
what is the offical line on this?.....


They now only put them in sloping areas.
#40
Jumpingphil
I'm shocked too. :?


i can see that by your avvy;-)

no we read it on the lappys....kids have exclusive ights to the remote control til 6.45...

just missed the news about grit being stolen-as we have no grit bins anywhere in our locality i guess i wouldnt have read it..

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