Further to our post yesterday, asking for your reports on the state of your street or road in Croydon, we reproduce here the statement of service for winter road gritting from the council’s own website in respect of the clearing of pavements:
“If the forecast indicates prolonged bad weather then street cleansing and grounds maintenance staff from parks will be called upon to help with manual snow clearance and salting of the pavements.
“This will be done on a preventative basis for priority areas such as town centres and around stations.”
As previously reported, there was no evidence of this sort of work taking place whatsoever on George Street and around East Croydon Station on Friday as the first of the snow fell.
With further snow falling overnight and into this morning, the prospect of Monday morning’s rush hour is becoming a matter of concern. This morning, the main roads appear to be operating well, but pedestrians walking around West Croydon and the town centre suggest that very little grit has been applied to pavements in these “priority areas”.
We’re still keen to hear whether YOU have seen any evidence that executives at Croydon Council have authorised work to be carried out on the boroughs roads and pavements today. Email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, we’re just going out. We may be some time…
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