Labour Seeks Answers Over City Ice Impact

Plymouth Labour has sent a number of formal questions to the Conservative-run city council after city roads and pavements turned into ice rinks at the weekend following a night of low temperatures.

Cllr Mark Coker, who is Plymouth Labour’s spokesperson on Transport and Street Scene, is demanding answers after numerous reports of accidents, impassable roads and disrupted bus services across the city.

“I am asking questions on behalf of the many, many residents who were affected by the weather this weekend and feel they were let down by a lack of planning by the council.”

Plymouth City Council has ‘serious questions to answer’ after roads turn to ‘ice rinks’ – Plymouth Live

Cllr Coker submitted six questions to the Conservative Cabinet member for Transport, Jonathan Drean, on Monday.

They are:

“With Christmas coming and more people using our city centre we need reassurances that those areas are going to be properly treated when we have low temperatures and that our roads will be treated appropriately too,“ said Cllr Coker, who is a Devonport ward councillor.

“Something went wrong at the weekend and we need to get to the bottom of what that was so it doesn’t happen again.”