Remember the weeks of icy pavements last winter?
We have had two cold winters in a row and some experts say are already saying we will get another cold winter this year.
The West Norwood area does get extra gritting because, due to all the hills, we get the snow and ice first and it lasts longer. However the council has to focus on the main roads and bus routes which can leave pavements on the side roads icy. Last year the council did send workers to clear the ice and snow from some of the steeper streets in West Norwood but it’s impossible to keep all the streets clear all of the time.
This year there is a lot of interest in the council’s new Snow Warden scheme. This scheme helps residents (or groups of residents) keep the pavements clear of ice in near their homes. People who sign up as Snow Wardens will get grit, shovels, gloves & high-visibility vests – and training sessions in October.
If you are interested please email SnowWardens@lambeth.gov.uk .