In my own case I live in Tallis Lane Southcote and the grit bin which has been available for the residents of Cowper Way and Barn Close also to use for some thirty odd years has now been removed and when i contacted Reading Highways Dept they could not give a satisfactory answer. Today I have witnessed total disruption on the hill/bend where residents have been trying to get to work.
After living here for over 40 years I do know that had grit been available it would have made a great deal of difference as the residents would be the the ones to spread the grit not the council therefore keeping Council costs down and helping people to get to work.
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After a nine hour shift the most of the staff go home in a very weary an exhaustable state. In the morning I was left freezing at Reading Town centre waiting for a bus that never came even though the "real time" information was saying otherwise. In the bus #64 to Woodley, the bus at one point told us all to get off the bus without giving us any reason and we were left once again freezing to fend for ourselves 1 mile from the Loddon Vale surgery. At the moment in March each year they start with two letters, two numbers, of which one is the year e.g 09, and then three letters.