Snow wardens to help keep Wooler moving and people safe when bad weather hits

Volunteers are wanted to help clear snow and ice from Wooler’s pavements and paths this winter.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 8:37 am
Picture c/o Pixabay of a squirrel in the snow

Wooler Parish Council has signed up to Northumberland County Council’s new Snow Warden Scheme.

It will provide volunteers with a snow warden kit, which includes a snow shovel, a thermal hat with head torch, a pair of thermal gloves and a hi-vis vest.

There will also be five bags of salt for each snow warden, which parish councillors felt would be useful.

Becca Richardson's view of a snowy Wooler High Street in 2018.

However, they were disappointed that a request for a grit bin at Fenton Grange had been turned down because it did not meet the required criteria. A request has also been made for a grit bin at The Martins.

Northumberland County Council has clear arrangements in place to treat roads and high priority footpaths in town centres during periods of snow and ice but admit it is simply not possible to do everything.