Could you volunteer to be a snow warden?

Snow Wardens

Bristol City Council (BCC)  are looking for community spirited people to volunteer as snow wardens to help out in the event of snow this winter.

The major routes are  prioritised for gritting, but the gritting lorries can’t get to all the minor roads, steep hills or tricky junctions that can prove difficult to pass in wintery conditions. This is where BCC need the help of the local community to help keep these areas clear.

What you would need to do:

    • Clear some snow from the footways to help people to get about.
    • Spread grit to prevent ice forming.
    • Encourage a neighbourly attitude to vulnerable people in the area.

The 2013 / 14 proposed dates for Community Snow wardens meetings are

29th Oct 2013
21st Nov 2013
18th  Dec 2013
16th  Jan 2014

All at the City Hall, College Green

All  sessions commencing 1830 hrs. finishing at 2000 hrs. latest

Volunteers should be aware that they will have a large shovel plus some other bits of kit to take home, so need to think about mode of transport carefully

How to volunteer

Please contact Simon Creed, Civil Protection Manager on 0117 922 3233 or

giving him your contact details and identifying the site you would be able to help with.

The later dates could be subject to cancellation for a number of issues, so any volunteers need to contact Simon to register their interest and he will confirm accordingly.  The first date will go ahead whatever happens!

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