Council puts machine to the test

Clearing snow in Maxwell road
Clearing snow in Maxwell road

POCKLINGTON Town Council had a high-tech solution to clearing paths in the town after the heavy snowfall at the weekend.

The council used its new walking tractor with a sweeper attachment to remove snow from some of Pocklington’s pavements.

Making paths safer to walk on after it has snowed was one of the main reasons why the council bought the machine, which cost about £5,800. £3,000 of this came from East Riding Council and the remaining money came from the town council’s own reserves.

Mayor of Pocklington, councillor Graham Perry, said the machine “proved to be highly effective clearing walkways in the Market Place and all of the adjacent side streets”.