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Council assures residents it is fully prepared for the cold snap
With warnings of severe cold weather coming to the Capital in days ahead, Hammersmith and Fulham Council has moved to reassure local residents that it is fully prepared.
The council says it has a full stock pile of 900 tonnes of grit ready and new footpath gritting machines to help keep local roads clear.
The council has also added a dedicated snow web page with alerts about school closures and any council services that might be affected by bad weather, such as snow and freezing conditions. Information will also be available on Twitter.
The council is also assuring local people they can now clear snow and ice from their paths and pavements, and those of their neighbours, without worrying that they could be liable if someone should slip and be injured.
The government is reassuring people that there is little chance of them being sued so long as they acted "reasonably" under the guidance of the government’s recently published snow code. You can see the full snow code on the Directgov website.
Councillor Greg Smith, cabinet member for residents' services, says: “We are fully prepared for snow and cold weather – we have a full stock of grit and excellent planning that will keep the roads clear, schools open and council services running.
“Hammersmith & Fulham endured some terrible conditions last winter but, thanks to the efforts and resilience of our staff and residents, together we made sure the borough kept on working and running smoothly. This year will be no different and we will do all we can so that it remains business as usual in H&F when the snow starts to fall."
November 24, 2010