Bankeyfields, last year just a handful of people helped to clear the roads of compacted snow and ice and it was hard work, especially on your own. The whole estate needs to make a massive team effort from all to get out their and remove the worst of the snow.
The vast majority of us live on steep inclines, so it makes sense, and just to reiterate what RedGirl said on another topic just now.
The roads on the estate become treacherous when the snow compacts and then freezes and then the grit can't penetrate through the compaction to dissolve it.
I was forced to clear my drive and pavement outside my house last night as the snow had compacted so much my car slid 12 inches down the low incline of my driveway back into my garage yesterday when hubby took it out of the garage. And then it slid down the road 6 inches after he parked it at the end of the drive.
We need everybody to get their snow shovels out and start clearing the bits of road and pavements in front of their houses so that we can put the grit down when the council eventually start refilling the bins.
We all drive cars so this affects us all. Chances are most of us have a shovel or a spade of some sort. If we worked as one we'd soon shift the snow.
Yes a lot of us work, but there is nothing stopping us from wrapping up warm this evening and getting stuck in.
Fella's are we going to let the ladies such as RedGirl and Janet K put us to shame?