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well woken up to a blanket of snow is it legal to take grit from the grit boxes

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
quite thick on the ground anyone else had snow going to have to go and find a grit box as i have o.a.p s near us and they got stuck in last time as the stairs iced over really bad
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
no thats what they are there for
banned#2
wulshaz
no thats what they are there for




This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
#3
Lol, Coarse it's legal, What did you think it was for? Filling the gritting machines up?
#4
glad you actually have grit in the boxes, ours havent been refilled for over 2 weeks and we live on a treacherous hill, no gritter lorries either.....bad times...........and we have had 2 power cuts :-(
#5
bitseylango
glad you actually have grit in the boxes, ours havent been refilled for over 2 weeks and we live on a treacherous hill, no gritter lorries either.....bad times...........and we have had 2 power cuts :-(


Why would you buy a house on a treacherous hill? That's just asking for trouble.
#6
i dont know if there is any grit as last time we were iced in for 3 days and next door fell on the stairs and she is quite old so trying to avoid it this time by gritting as she doesnt like to ask for help we live on an incline with stairs all over the estate and lots of elderly and no grit boxes
#7
Just go for it. its not like you are stealing it so what could anyone say... Do your good deed!
#8
starsparkle2311
My neighbour usually clears my path and puts some grit down for me, he's lovely:-D Actually most of the people round here help one another out like that.

Well done on you wanting to help yours.

It's been snowing here too, kids off school AGAIN!!!


My dad does that for our neighbour too
#9
OP, my advice would be to grit your teeth and go for it :thumbsup:
#10
about 5 inches of snow here, theres about 3 inches clinging to the washing line, took me 30 mins to dig myself out of the drive at 5am this morning, then i got stuck at the end of the road, I come back home, no work for me today.
banned#11
didnt even know grit boxes exist. Certainly dont down our way. Mind you, there isnt any snow.
banned#12
odriscoll
Why would you buy a house on a treacherous hill? That's just asking for trouble.


Cheaper
banned#13
There was an article in my local paper last week, express and star, about the council reporting a guy to the police for removeing grit from one of these boxes, so def not legal around here

see: http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/12/23/fear-lives-are-at-risk-as-grit-bins-raided/

Wolverhampton City Council spokesman Gurdip Thandi said: “We have not yet received any reports of people [COLOR="Red"]stealing[/COLOR] from emergency bins. But I would state that it is vital the salt is kept [COLOR="Red"]for use on the highway and not for private use[/COLOR].”
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lottysdad08
There was an article in my local paper last week, express and star, about the council reporting a guy to the police for removeing grit from one of these boxes, so def not legal around here



He was charged with assalt :whistling:
#15
schools closed
#16
No water here, mains pipes or valves or something like that all frozen up.
banned#17
bitseylango
glad you actually have grit in the boxes, ours havent been refilled for over 2 weeks and we live on a treacherous hill, no gritter lorries either.....bad times...........and we have had 2 power cuts :-(


Our's not been refilled for about 2 years :thumbsup:

As stated thats what they are there for. However, HUKD has a higher percentage of idiots than normal life, so although I'm not suggesting you are one of them, I'd ask you not to steal it all in order to grit your patio etc :)
#18
odriscoll
Why would you buy a house on a treacherous hill? That's just asking for trouble.


It wasn't there when she bought it!
#19
transit
He was charged with assalt :whistling:



:-D I only just got it. Read the article twice as well lol. Doh
#20
schools closed limited bus service on about closing the bridge for gritting just gets better
#21
It was a nightmare trying to find some grit the other day.

Drove round checking all the grit boxes and passed a church where the gritters had dumped a couple of shovelfuls outside (probably for funerals) and five minutes later as I passed it again someone had stolen it.
#22
lottysdad08
There was an article in my local paper last week, express and star, about the council reporting a guy to the police for removeing grit from one of these boxes, so def not legal around here

see: http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/12/23/fear-lives-are-at-risk-as-grit-bins-raided/


didn't know this ^^^ they put one AT THE BOTTOM my (steep) road so before the twits tipped it over like they usually do I did a couple of journey's with a bucket in order to be able to grit steps and paths at the top of the road, the excess is in a little pile on the drive, brb off to buy tarpaulin :oops:
#23
The one near me clearly states - grit is available for the public highway only and not personal use, ie drives or garden paths
#24
scoff
The one near me clearly states - grit is available for the public highway only and not personal use, ie drives or garden paths


I may have to delete my post in case the grit police are about :?
#25
Pavements/Walkways and roads are the public highway though, so you can use it. As long as it is not used on your own property it will be fine.
Not sure why so many of you are bothered though, do you even go outdoors? - you're always on here*



*disclaimer - This is meant as a joke, be it funny or not.
#26
csiman
didnt even know grit boxes exist. Certainly dont down our way. Mind you, there isnt any snow.


Usually in very hilly or remote areas...

EDIT: Having said that, a good alternative is not to go out... :)
banned#27
just take it

or a few kettles of hot water, brush the water down the stairs
#28
hncb0809
just take it

or a few kettles of hot water, brush the water down the stairs


And then the water freezes at the bottom. Essentially you are leading the old folk into a false sense of security with clear steps, and then WHAM! new hip time.

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