I’ve been very impressed by Rutland County Council’s good work during the bad weather.
The snow ploughs and gritter lorries been out at all hours to keep the main and secondary routes open, including yesterday (Sunday) and at 4am this morning.
The difference that makes to those of us trying to get to work is noticeable – especially when my commute takes me over the county border into Northamptonshire where far fewer secondary roads are gritted. (Can I call a journey of less than three miles a commute? That’s the joy of living and working in the countryside, I guess.)
Rutland County Council is also very proactive about communicating with Rutlanders. There are regular updates on the website and great use of social media, especially Twitter – and again, that has not been only been during normal office hours.
We’re all – including me – very keen to criticise our local councils when they make life difficult for us, but credit where credit is due!