Grit handout back by popular demand -with new pick-up point brought in 01.11.11
Sutton's successful free grit handout is being repeated for one extra weekend to allow residents who have missed out to get their supplies.
And an extra pick-point is being introduced after the council took action following suggestions that people in the Clockhouse area had too far to travel to collect their bags.
Around 8,000 residents - or around one in every 11 households in the borough - have already collected their free 10kg bag of grit to use on footpaths, pavements and roads in front of their homes.
Now it is being repeated on the weekend of November 12 and 13 to give people one more chance to get their supplies as the borough gears up for winter.
As well as the three existing collection points, Woodcote Green Garden Centre & Nurseries; B&Q in Sutton and Kimpton Park Way Reuse and Recycle Centre, there will be an extra location – the green at The Mount in Clockhouse.
Cllr Simon Wales, Sutton Council's Executive Member for Communities, Transport and Voluntary Sector, said: "The response so far has been phenomenal, and shows that residents are happy and keen to get involved in clearing their pavements and helping elderly neighbours out.
"But we've listened to what our residents have had to say and have brought in an extra weekend with a new collection point because we don't want people to miss out.
"It means that when the snows comes there will be thousands of people helping to keep our borough moving."
Proof of residency in the London Borough of Sutton is required so people are requested to bring along a council tax bill or a current utility bill.
People will be also able to get 10 per cent off a snow shovel when they collect their grit from B&Q.
If you are elderly or disabled and currently receive an assisted bin collection you can arrange for the grit to be delivered to you. Please call 020 8770 5070.
Last updated: Monday, 19 December 2011