Safety fears after 50 grates stolen across East Lancs

MORE than 50 cast iron grates have disappeared from quiet back streets in East Lancashire in just over a week.

Highway chiefs fear a pedestrian or cyclists may be seriously hurt as a result of the missing grids, reported in six towns or villages.

Trials are now taking place for plastic grates, in Oswaldwistle, amid suspicions that their cast iron predecessors are being weighed in for scrap.

Stolen grates are usually replaced by ductile alternatives, which...
source: Lancashire Telegraph

2019-08-23 17:05
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