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Footpath gritting plans unveiled

Published Thursday, 08 December 2011

Enfield Council has unveiled plans to grit main footways ahead of snowfall as part of its plans to keep the borough moving if a big winter freeze strikes.

Street cleaners will be deployed to grit pavements outside key transport hubs such as rail and tube stations, hospitals, and the borough's busiest pavements to help people get around the borough.
 
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We've put a lot of preparation into getting ready for cold spells this winter and we will be doing our best to keep our busiest pedestrian areas free of snow and ice.
 
"We will not be able to grit every pavement and footway in our borough, but we will be looking to keep key routes clear to help people get to and from work and hospital.
 
"This work will support the efforts we are making to grit roads around the borough. We are very keen Enfield stays moving whatever the weather and we'll be doing everything we can to make sure that's the case."
 
If prolonged snow spells are forecast, Enfield Council will also be placing one tonne sacks of 'Residents Self Help Salt' at 22 sites around the borough  for residents to use on pavements to improve access in snowy conditions. 

The sacks will be placed in advance of the snow and collected up when the snow has gone.  The locations of the sacks will be published on the Enfield Council website along with 'The Snow Code', which is national guidance on what residents can do for themselves during heavy snow conditions.

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