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    Just been to various retaillers trying to make a fast buck by charging £10 for a bag of rock salt!!
    Find a road on a hill and you will usually find a grit bin with loads of the salty stuff in it!!
    Just take a bucket/bag and fill your boots..........well not your boots, your bucket or bag............well whilst your at it fill your boots as well..............its FREE!!!!:-))

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    gotta love that scouse initiative!

    Lol, you do realise if you do as the OP has suggested, you're actually stealing?
    Not sure if this thread is tongue in cheek but it really isn't a good idea

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    Cheers John!!

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    Why would that be boydent??
    Are they not there for the public to use??

    II expect its selfish gits like you that continually emptied all the roadside bins around here last year, meaning there was never any grit left for the roads which (astoundingly) is what it was put there for in the first place.

    By the way, its not 'free'; but obviously any sort of argument based on economics and collective social responsibility is going to pass you by by a mile or two.

    Still, good to sees you maintaining the Scousers' legendary reputation. I expect you don't have to worry about cars being able to grip the road around where you are because all the wheels have been nicked anyway X)

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    I know its not the best of references but wikipedia

    "Anyone may use a grit bin to clear a public path or road, though they are generally not intended for personal use[1]. Typically, a spade or shovel is used to spread a thin layer of grit onto the road surface, covering any snow or ice. The salt lowers the melting point of the snow causing it to melt (see sodium chloride). The grit component improves the friction between a vehicle's tyres and the road".

    So as long as you are nor using it to sell or use for personal use such as decorating your walls with or putting in the Mother in Laws tea then I think your fine!! X)

    Flippetyflop

    Why would that be boydent??Are they not there for the public to use??


    It's not for public use per se.
    Have a look, this is the best explanation i can find quickly googling but i remember last year, someone taking the salt, selling it on and getting into trouble
    kirkless council

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    Jeezeypeeps

    II expect its selfish gits like you that continually emptied all the … II expect its selfish gits like you that continually emptied all the roadside bins around here last year, meaning there was never any grit left for the roads which (astoundingly) is what it was put there for in the first place.By the way, its not 'free'; but obviously any sort of argument based on economics and collective social responsibility is going to pass you by by a mile or two.Still, good to sees you maintaining the Scousers' legendary reputation. I expect you don't have to worry about cars being able to grip the road around where you are because all the wheels have been nicked anyway X)



    Crikey only trying to help and by the way, for your reference not all Liverpool supporters are scousers you and not all scousers are theives you ought to open your eyes and get into the 21st century

    cool brah!

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    boydent999

    It's not for public use per se.Have a look, this is the best explanation … It's not for public use per se.Have a look, this is the best explanation i can find quickly googling but i remember last year, someone taking the salt, selling it on and getting into troublekirkless council



    Thanks boydent I didn't realise that...............but it still states you can use it for public roads which is why I used it oO

    calm down, calm down. X)

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    MAIA

    calm down, calm down. X)



    Nice one!! LOL X)

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    Dey do doh dont dey doh!!
    Edited by: "Flippetyflop" 27th Nov 2010

    Um, stealing? Councils / DOE provide grit boxes *FOR* the local community to use. It's not stealing if they are specifically there for you to use. I do this all the time.

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    pgregg

    Um, stealing? Councils / DOE provide grit boxes *FOR* the local community … Um, stealing? Councils / DOE provide grit boxes *FOR* the local community to use. It's not stealing if they are specifically there for you to use. I do this all the time.



    Cheers Pgregg

    pgregg

    Um, stealing? Councils / DOE provide grit boxes *FOR* the local community … Um, stealing? Councils / DOE provide grit boxes *FOR* the local community to use. It's not stealing if they are specifically there for you to use. I do this all the time.

    Yes i know that, but filling your boots does imply taking quite a bit and, as i said, if you do and sell it on you're in trouble

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    Flippetyflop

    Cheers Pgregg



    And I am sure my neighbours appreciated the front of their houses clearing also..............

    And you never considered why there may be rock salt bins in hilly areas and the potential impact of thieving gits taking all the grit for use elsewhere.

    Our bin is always empty!!;)

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    boydent999

    Yes i know that, but filling your boots does imply taking quite a bit … Yes i know that, but filling your boots does imply taking quite a bit and, as i said, if you do and sell it on you're in trouble



    Nobody mentioned owt about sellng on........just tryignt to let folk know of their being rather than being ripped off by retaillers tryng to get as much money off folk at a time when money is tight for all............I'll think twice next time

    Flippetyflop

    Nobody mentioned owt about sellng on........just tryignt to let folk know … Nobody mentioned owt about sellng on........just tryignt to let folk know of their being rather than being ripped off by retaillers tryng to get as much money off folk at a time when money is tight for all............I'll think twice next time



    That's a good way to make money though?

    Yes, i know you didn't op, and i hope you didn't get the impression, i was saying you were, if you do, i am man enough to apologise, sorry

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    WoolyM

    And you never considered why there may be rock salt bins in hilly areas … And you never considered why there may be rock salt bins in hilly areas and the potential impact of thieving gits taking all the grit for use elsewhere.



    In my honest opinion here aren't enough of these, if there were then there wouldn't be as many accidents on minor roads..................the only thieving gits are the councils who do not provide enough for all and spend the money on their christmas meal instead!!

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    boydent999

    Yes, i know you didn't op, and i hope you didn't get the impression, i … Yes, i know you didn't op, and i hope you didn't get the impression, i was saying you were, if you do, i am man enough to apologise, sorry



    No prob mate.................. Thanks X)

    I live in the Peak district - bit hilly. If minor roads are on a hill then we can get a grit bin from the council but pay for the grit. Thank goodness we de don't have people so sad as to steal from a grit bin. Do you also nick the flowers from your local park so that you don't have to pay out? Liverpool has a bad reputation - you're only adding to it!

    I live on a very steep hill with a grit bin at the bottom of it. It's always empty.

    I love scousers though and hate a whole city being knocked through prejudice. I'm a Manc and my Southern friends rib me all the time.

    If the councils were on the ball and gritting the public roads and pathways as they should be then this argument wouldn't arise in the first place!
    Edited by: "MAIA" 27th Nov 2010

    MAIA

    I live on a very steep hill with a grit bin at the bottom of it. It's … I live on a very steep hill with a grit bin at the bottom of it. It's always empty.I love scousers though and hate a whole city being knocked through prejudice. I'm a Manc and my Southern friends rib me all the time.



    Its not prejudice though to point out that if the op is fit enough to 'collect' an ample supply of grit from elsewhere he is also probably well able to clear his own area of path/drive by traditional means. Grit is provided in hilly areas for very sound reasons. Its like the other poster that said would he steal the flowers from a local park to supply his garden.

    Yes, it is irresponsible to leave hilly areas without grit (and really annoying when people wreck public areas for the sake of a few pennies)
    The answer has to be to provide grit wherever it's needed for safety though. Ridiculous that it should be sold for profit when people are breaking their legs on public pavements.

    People have got to get in early! I filled 5 carrier bags of the stuff last week when weather started to turn and today when snow appeared have (well my husband) gritted all our neighbours (9) stairs and paths and still some left.

    Today he was getting booed from the kids lol as they were playing in the snow and hubby was chucking the salt down spoiling their fun - but they still had the hills to sledge down

    I complained to our local council last year as our street was solid ice at least 3 inches thick, the home help for the elderly couldnt get up the street, i even offered to go to the depot and fetch some grit, was told no at every turn, so i complained to our local paper who printed my letter, drove up my old street this afternoon for a party and low and behold they have a grit bin, now i dont live in the bloody street lol.
    some of the younger men had gritted the street today and home help got to the people who needed it thats the most important thing.


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