LESSONS were learnt after two severe winters, a councillor claimed last night.
Clr Andrew Marchington presented a report on this year’s winter maintenance to Kirklees Council’s Cabinet yesterday.
The Golcar Lib Dem believes Kirklees improved its gritting following two harsh cold snaps.
“I feel the council has made significant steps to improve winter maintenance following the two severe winters of 2009/10 and 2010/11. Lessons have been learnt,” he said.
Clr Marchington, who led the Kirklees Scrutiny Committee review, backed the council’s policy of keeping a stockpile of 25,000 tonnes of salt.
“It seems quite clear that the policy of maintaining provision for the most severe conditions is the right policy,” he said.
Cabinet member for investment Clr Peter McBride welcomed the report at yesterday’s meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall.
“The lessons you draw attention to will be acted on,” said the Dalton Labour man.