£10,000 tractor will prove an asset to Pocklington in sun or snow

A new £10,000 tractor to cut grass and grit the town’s footpaths has been unveiled by Pocklington Town Council.

The tractor, which has been paid for out of the council’s reserve funds, will primarily be used to maintain Pocklington cemetery and grass verges throughout the town.

Groundskeeper Arthur Woodcock thinks the new council tractor will prove to be a good investment.

Groundskeeper Arthur Woodcock thinks the new council tractor will prove to be a good investment.

However, during the winter months, the machine will really come into its own if the area is again hit by severe cold weather.

Plans are in place to get an attachment to spread grit with the machine if the pavements around Pocklington become treacherous.

For more see tomorrow’s Pocklington Post (16 May).