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Lambeth Shows True Grit as the Temperature Drops

Winter is here and Veolia, in partnership with Lambeth Council, is already gritting the borough’s main road network to keep the community safe, despite the ongoing pandemic.

Veolia’s street cleansing teams in Lambeth are ready with five gritting vehicles on stand-by, 600 salt bins and around 1800 tonnes of salt in reserve to keep the borough moving. At peak gritting times the operation can involve a team of 12 people who work on a shift rota to ensure Lambeth’s main road network is safe to use.

The teams are on round-the-clock standby to respond according to the severity of the weather. All priority areas will be gritted first, including hospitals, nursing homes, stations and bus stops. In the event of heavy snowfall or widespread ice, additional roads will be gritted in priority order after the main network of roads have been treated.

As well as the roads, Veolia maintains Lambeth’s main footpaths by using street sweepers to put down salt or clear away snow.

Veolia Lambeth Environmental Manager, Terry Turner said:

“Our street cleansing teams work hard all year round to keep Lambeth clean and safe. Despite the ongoing pandemic, our gritting teams will be continuing their efforts this winter to keep road conditions safe for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.”

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