I have been asked to make sure that everybody is aware of Derbyshire County Council’s (DCC) plans to reduce the road gritting service provided to Kirk Ireton. At the present time the roads into our village are treated during the day and night and ‘pre-treated’ before bad weather hits. Gritting is then continued on a 24 hours a day basis. The proposals are that this be reduced to gritting in the day only with the first run being completed by mid-morning. Roads would be pre-treated before bad weather hits, only where possible, with higher priority routes taking precedence.