It all started with Laura, realising that some local people had difficulty getting around in the snow and volunteering to coordinate group efforts to improve matters.
Since then, it has grown with Six Streets buying equipment for the 30+ volunteers. Email if you'd like to join in.
Six Streets thanks Markeaton Pharmacy for the use of their frontage for grit bin.
The Snow Patrollers aim to clear a narrow but useful path along as many pavements as possible as soon after snow settles as they can. Also if more vulnerable/less mobile residents request it, they will try to clear a path to those front doors. Friends Indeed can offer other support.
Other residents can borrow equipment from Snow Patrollers - look out for the sign in the window. This means you can clear a stretch when your Snow Patroller is away or ill.
Jon and Becky Hyde have, due to other commitments, given up co-ordinating volunteers. They did a fantastic job for many years. In fact, I also credit them for the lack of snow in recent winters! Thank you, Becky and Jon, for the maps, the volunteer evenings and always being so positive.
If you would like to take over (there is honestly very little to do given the great organisation of the Hydes), please email [email protected]