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Councillors dig deep to tackle icy pavements in Drury, Buckley

BUCKLEY residents are being asked to show a little Christmas spirit and help tackle the town’s icy pavements.

A pilot initiative led by councillors hit the streets last week as the winter weather continues to bite.

Community leaders have been out in force this week in a bid to keep the town moving.

And although the scheme to try and keep priority routes ice free is now up and running county councillor Richard Jones, who represents Buckley Bistre East, is appealing for more volunteers to come forward and help.

About 50 people are needed to salt pavements and make the pioneering project, which is being supported by Flintshire County Council, a success.

Cllr Jones said: “The scheme has a lot of potential but we need more support to make it work.

“Councillors have been out and about during the week but now we need the public to help us.”

Councillors Dennis Hutchinson and Mike Peers bought two tons of grit and joined Cllr Jones to put it down round old people’s complexes.

Cllr Hutchinson said: “We have given half of the grit to four churches in the community and used the other half at Burntwood Court and St John’s Close.”

Cllr Carol Ellis, who represents Buckley Mountain, has also been hard at work with husband Dave, a town councillor.

Anyone wishing to volunteer their time to salt pavements and help get the pilot scheme off the ground can contact Cllr Richard Jones on 01244 546982 or 07762820350.