Southwark Council lets £50,000 get washed away

£50,000: that’s what Southwark Council has wasted by failing to keep its salt stocks safe and dry.

Cllr James Barber has the details:

Southwark Council proudly announced they’ve 1,400 tonnes of salt and grit in stock for this Winter.

We’ve not had snow so they’ve not needed to use that grit or salt. At £30-40 per tonne that should be good news for Southwark tax payers…

So can they keep this grit and salt to use next winter making a windfall saving of around £50,000? Well they could have if they’d kept it in good condition and way from any rain.

But they haven’t.

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