Definitely fed up with it. Yesterday left work in Bromley just before 1.00, arrived home in Worcester Park at about 9.15!!! 14 Miles in 8 1/2 hours!!
I agree the councils should be ashamed and are totally incompetent! there is no way those roads were gritted at all!! they we're like sheet ice during the day!! Took me 6 hours to get home from Wallington.
The Seasonal Shop was meant to have a delivery of 200 sledges on Saturday but they haven't been delivered due to, ahem, the you-know-what (snow).
All the side roads on the Kingston Council side of WP are like skating rinks, the pavements are even more treacherous now that the snow has been trodden down and frozen. Not a grain of salt or sand in sight. Maybe it's part of the Council's budget cuts - it will be interesting to see whether the Council's policy of open-ended subsidies for the Rose Theatre is likewise affected. I know which I'd give priority too.
Saw a gritter on Green Lane this morning. Central Road and Green Lane are clear. Traffic lights were eerily quiet at 8:15 this morning. Trains were on time and I get to go home early!
A gritter truck came down Washington Road this evening and have had minimal train delays to central London. Better prepared than last year, I'm not grumbling!
Being public spirited, I always clear the pavement outside my house (it's how I was brought up and wish to do it for as long as I can), and put salt / grit down to stop further snow settling - this is against they current urban myth, where many people believe, incorrectly, that they can be sued for doing this. I've even done the same for elderly people who can't do it for themselves. I use salt from the council salt bins for this purpose, but this evening I came across someone who accused me of stealing the salt! I wont go into too much detail, but suffice it to say that I felt bullied into returning the salt into the bin - net result the pavement outside my house cannot be cleared as I've run out of salt, and to do so without salting would definitely create a slip hazard and I could then be sued!The bins clearly state that the salt is for use by local residents for the pavements in the area, and this is confirmed by the website.
To SaltlessGood for you. Just ignore the miserable git that gave you a hard time and keep up the good work
Well done Sutton and Kingston council,for your lack of grit gritters.Central road is now shut as no one can get up the hill by the station.Sutton council said they were prepared,what a load of cr!!Council heads should roll,but they won't.How about a rebate on coumcil tax????
Well now - to join in this snow business banter, a week days BEFORE "The Great November Snowfall of 2010" the council kindly dumped a load of rock salt along the length of Lindsay Road. Strange because there was no ice nor snow. Since "The Great Snowfall" not a sausage along this busy rat run.I may have to try to get to the next village to get help !
Actually on Thursday the grit on Central Road made things much worse for walkers. All that was left was sludge floating around in about 2 inches of water. The side roads meanwhile were much drier and still had fluffy snow so easier to grip and walk without getting soaked.I went down to Central Road today Friday and there seemed to be a surprising number of people driving and belting along. Didn't Surrey Police advise only on driving if it was essential? Even in these treacherous conditions it seems that lazy people can never leave their cars at home and walk.
All those complaining about roads not gritted maybe should invest in some snow chains, that is how they keep moving in Europe, even they don't rely just on grit.
Q - What do you call a polar bear that's wearing ear muffs?A - Anything you like, he can't hear you!!!Merry Xmas one and all x
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