IT would be wonderful if the council could spare a bit of cash from modernising Northwich to grit the side roads in The Pippins.

They are steep and for many residents including myself, it means when the road is icy we are all cut off from daily life.

Even car drivers have difficulty in reaching the main road.

For some of us the council tax takes a big chunk out of our income, some of the amenities it covers are not part of our life anymore.

Gritting is a service only needed in the winter months and would be valuable to many residents.

Jane Brown Northwich