Winter weather is on its way and local Snow wardens will be helping keep our local streets clear of ice and snow .
The council is hoping to recruit an additional 100 volunteers this year and have two training/introduction sessions planned for next week. Residents take control of clearing snow from the pavement of one side of their own street or part of a street. making a safe passage for everyone – older and disabled people in particular. You get proper training in how and when to spread the grit and are given a shovel, grit and gloves. .
Snow wardens have been a great success over the past two winters especially in Norwood’s hilly streets . The council’s own gritters have hundreds of streets to clear and have to prioritise the main roads.
Existing Snow wardens will be getting a top up of grit in in time for the expected cold weather at the end of this week. If you are interested in becoming a Snow Warden email Richard at email@example.com
Lansdowne Hill in January 2010
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 .
For more details see: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/TransportStreets/StreetCareCleaning/SnowWardensScheme.htm