Schools Rock Salt

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Dear West Lothian Council,
can you tell me how much the public schools spend on there own rock salt over the winter months!! or is this all supplyed to the schools free from west lothian council.

if the council do not supply the schools with there rock salt who is in charge of making sure the schools are well supplied

Yours faithfully,

Garry Smitt

West Lothian Council

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West Lothian Council

21/11/2011

Dear Garry Smitt
Freedom Of Information

Reference no. 101002642716

I refer to your request for information dated 29/10/2011.

Roads Services provide a gritting service to state schools for the winter period. For an average winter the spend is approximately £60,000 which includes the supply and application of salt to school access roads car parks and the main entrance to the school.

Where there is a grit bin provided we also supply salt. The value is not broken down per individual school or purely for the supply of salt.

Last year the council spent over £500,000 on snow clearing and gritting within schools as a result of the severe weather. Again, we dont record exact value against salt. The value includes labour and plant in addition to the salt supplied.

Private schools make their own arrangements - the council does no salting for Private Schools.

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