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posted 9 Sep 2011, 12:15 by Waltham Forest Civic Society

Could you be a “Snow Angel”

 

Dear Residents,

 

Waltham Forest like many other Councils are currently planning for the upcoming winter and want residents to play a vital role in making sure that the borough can cope in the event of severe weather conditions.

 

Suitable precautions to deal with snow and ice are being put into place, but we are hoping that residents will agree to become “Snow Angels” and help clear their vulnerable neighbours’ drives and pathways of snow and ice.

 

The Snow Angel scheme was piloted last year amongst Council staff who live in the borough and who volunteered to grit and shovel snow from drives, pathways and pavements to keep the borough moving in the moments of extreme weather conditions. This proved to be a huge success so now we have decided to roll the scheme out to the residents of Waltham Forest .

 

Waltham Forest is offering to provide 500 volunteer Snow Angel with the following equipment for free:

• 1 x 20kg bag of grit

• Hi-vis jacket

• Protective gloves

• Snow scoop and shovel

 

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a “Snow Angel” and help the vulnerable members of your community in the time of extreme weather please contact Amanda Karrinton on 0208 496 1296 or email on amanda.karrinton@walthamforest.gov.uk by 9th September 2011 and you will be provided with further information.

 

Regards

Amanda Karrinton

020 8496 1296

Streetwatchers Co-ordinator

Waltham Forest Council

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