(Starting a new thread to deal with issues to do with the cold: getting roads gritted, making sure people are safe, etc)
I walked from Langton to Swanage today, to visit my daugher who lives at Alexander Terrace. I didn't get there. The end of Manwell was impassable on foot, just a huge sheet of ice across the road, so I tried to go up through Hobourne Park, also impassable, spooky, no footprints in the snow. They have run out of grit, the people living in this part of Swanage are all elderly. I saw no one, they cannot even step out of their door. If this weather continues for much longer it will cause huge problems for these people. I phoned DCC to report the lack of grit, but also said I was very concerned for the welfare of these people, even if the bins are refilled with grit, there is probably no one that is able do anything with it. Does anyone know, if there is someone in Swanage that is able to reach these people with a 4 wheel drive to check that they are ok.
Mum who lives at the other end of Swanage is doing her best to clear her neighbours paths. She is way over 70 but is for ever young.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Swanageview vital communication":
sorry to hear about this. I'm not able to help myself, but - possibly clutching at straws -
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hopefully someone reading this!
Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 7:09 PM