Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow Joke

According to Reading Labour Cllr, last year (under Labour control) the Council failed to advise people on clearing snow from paths. Cllr Maskell has yet to call for any action as a result of this failure.

He says:
Last year many people, including councillors’ asked Reading Borough Council for advice about clearing snow. Unfortunately they were not in a position to give advice.

Marvelous. Interesting he says 'they', as though it was nothing to do with him!

This year, we are advised to read the 'snow code'.
If you clear snow and ice yourself, be careful - don’t make the pathways more dangerous by causing them to refreeze. But don’t be put off clearing paths because you’re afraid someone will get injured.

If your neighbour will have difficulty getting in and out of their home, offer to clear snow and ice around their property as well. Check that any elderly or disabled neighbours are alright in the cold weather. If you’re worried about them, contact your local council.

I've got home tonight after a six hour journey that should have taken two. So I would advise people to bring with them food, water, warm clothes. Keep a shovel in the car also.

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