Be Prepared !
Many parts of the country have already experienced the first snow of the season. Do remember that it wasn’t so long ago that we had power loss in cold snowy weather, and then the storms and flooding at Christmas. Don’t put it off, get yourself prepared just in case. More information here.
Dealing with Snow and Ice
In the event of extreme winter conditions, arrangements have been put in place to have key areas in the village cleared by E P Clark. However, we have to be realistic about what can be done and therefore help from the community to clear pavements is needed. The following article has been taken from the Government information website. If we do get heavy snow this winter, then please do your bit to keep the village moving. Every little helps! Government Information Website www.gov.uk
You can clear snow and ice from pavements yourself. It’s unlikely that you’ll be sued or held responsible if someone is injured on a path or pavement if you’ve cleared it carefully.
When you clear snow and ice:
- do it early in the day – it’s easier to move fresh, loose snow
- don’t use water – it might refreeze and turn to black ice
- use salt if possible – it will melt the ice or snow and stop it from refreezing overnight (but please don’t use the salt from salting bins as this is used to keep roads clear)
- you can use ash and sand if you don’t have enough salt – it will provide grip underfoot
- pay extra attention when clearing steps and steep pathways – using more salt may help