A parish council thinking of buying gritters for snow-bound estate roads has put the plan on ice for now.
Coun Gary Croxford told Sutton Bridge Parish Council it would cost about £5,000 for a variable spread gritter – which could cover up to a six-metre wide stretch on a three-and-a-half mile run.
Parish council vice-chairman Michael Booth said he would prefer it if the project were backed by an emergency planning committee, which he hoped could be got going again in the village, because the gritting would need a team of volunteers.
Coun Croxford will contact councils that have launched similar projects and report back.
l The council is accepting a one-tonne stock of salt from county highways to use on paths this winter.