The Parish Council has written and agreed a winter plan in 2014 and it has been recently updated.
This plan includes:
Grit Bins at:
- Junction of Wood Lane and Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common
- Junction of Rokeby Drive and Tokers Green Lane, Tokers Green
- On Chalkhouse Green Road. Junction of Tanners Lane and Chalkhouse Green Lane.
- On Kidmore Lane between Kidmore End and Sonning Common
- On Tokers Green Lane, between Kidmore End and Tokers Green
Support for Vulnerable Parishioners
The aim would be to:
- Have a system within the parish to support vulnerable parishioners to get essential foodstuffs, prescriptions and, if required, transport to doctor’s surgery in Sonning Common.
- Have a group of co-ordinators, who will have a list of parishioners with 4 wheel drives/winter tyres willing to support vulnerable parishioners as above.
- Personal details of residents would not be given out. This is a voluntary service and cannot guarantee that all requests will be met. The volunteers carrying out the tasks in support of this plan do so at their own risk.
- The contact details of the co-ordinators are:
And now, our request for help – could anyone who feels that they would like to help and has a 4 wheel drive car or winter tyres please contact the parish clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org, please?
Clear snow from a road, path or cycleway
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 don’tuse 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
You can find out more information on the Government website and there are numerous sources online.
The grit bins have been funded from the County Council’s Area Steward Fund, who we would like to thank for this support.