Derbyshire County Council to pay farmers to clear snow

Farmers with their tractors would be paid a minimum of £200 if they sign-up to help clear snow from rural areas this winter, Derbyshire County Council said.

The authority said it needed help from farmers to remove snow and ice from roads and lanes their gritters could not reach in previous years.

Wouldn’t getting the terminally unemployed to do it be cheaper?

 

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