Snow Wardens

An extra 40 volunteer ‘snow wardens; have come forward across York to help keep their neighbourhoods safe in the winter weather, taking the total to nearly 300. Green Councillor Andy D’Agorne who has been keen advocate since first volunteering in Dec 2013 when the scheme started said that the freezing weather has been a particular concern; “With hospitals under pressure with covid patients anything we can do to minimise slips on the ice has to be a good thing. We have been asked for grit bins to be provided in several places in Fishergate and have ordered 3 new ones with ward funds – St Nicholas Gardens, Kexby Ave, and St Oswalds Rd.” 

New volunteer Rachel Davies (pictured with her 3 year old daughter) said ” I asked about a grit bin for our street because pavements were really icy and now we have a bin in place and I have been able to get the equipment and training to help keep my neighbours safe.” Her daughter has been so keen to help her mum that a relative gave her a yellow tabbard to wear too!

Details of how to become a snow warden here

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