Bedfordshire council 'runs out' of storm drain covers
A council has "run out" of replacement storm drain covers after dozens were stolen in the space of a few days.
Sixty-nine metal grates - which cost £300 each - were taken from Dunstable and Houghton Regis.
Councillor Ian Dalgarno said Central Bedfordshire District Council was struggling to keep up and its supply of plastic replacements had been "exhausted".
The cost of the thefts has been estimated at about £20,000.
"The price of scrap metal is going through the roof, and people are being incentivised to actually go and sell these again," Mr Dalgarno said.... read more
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