Volunteers needed for Snow Force
16 November 2011
To ensure that Crawley is prepared in the event of severe weather, Crawley Borough Council is looking for volunteers to join its Snow Force.
Snow clearance is the responsibility of West Sussex County Council on highways land with Crawley Borough Council assisting.
In the event of significant snow fall, the county council will grit and plough all main roads. The borough council will clear snow and spread grit at priority locations.
However, there are still gaps in coverage and this is where the council is looking for volunteers to help.
Each volunteer or group of volunteers will be issued with a set of equipment and full training will be given on how to operate the equipment. Volunteers will then be encouraged to work together to clear snow from public paths.
The council aims to have two volunteers or groups per neighbourhood, at opposite ends of that neighbourhood if possible, to give as much coverage as possible.
Crawley Borough Council would also like local places of worship, Neighbourhood Watch and local pubs to get involved as well as encouraging their visitors to become part of Snow Force.
If you or anyone you know would like to get involved in Snow Force or if you have any further questions please contact Ruth Growney on 01293 438926 or Kathryn Ripley on 01293 438633.