Scotland’s fickle weather clouds have brought a silver lining for Angus Council bean counters.
Mirror smooth and glinting invitingly in the winter sun.
Angus villages will not be left out in the cold over winter street-clearing provision.
During the winter ‘beast from the east’, farmers were lauded for clearing roads, rescuing stranded travellers and ensuring NHS staff made it to work.
Angus Council will be urged to perform a u-turn on a money-saving move to cut pavement gritting in its rural villages.
The Beast from the East has swallowed up grit and salt supplies across Perth and Kinross.
A controversial cost-cutting plan to scrap vital winter maintenance services is expected to be kicked out by councillors.
3% Angus Council Tax increase on cards as authority wrestles with “unprecedented” £18 million shortfall
Angus residents are expected to be hit with a 3% increase in community tax when the local authority sets its budget on Thursday.
A prolonged cold snap put health and council services to the test this week as plummeting temperatures and black ice led to treacherous conditions on roads and pavements.
Concentrating on repairing potholes permanently at the first time of asking is paying dividends for Dundee drivers.