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Snow Wardens

Meeting: 15/03/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing. (Item 55)

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This report informs the Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing of the advantages of the recruitment of Snow Wardens to enhance the City’s winter maintenance resilience and to agree the scope of the role and method of funding.

Decision:

RESOLVED: (i)That the Executive Member agreed the scope of the Snow Warden role and approved the use of funding as set out in paragraph 15.

 

(ii)That the Executive Member recommended that Officers look into the possibility of creating a link with Community Payback to cul-de-sacs and streets with many elderly residents to identify ways they could help the elderly to clear snow.

 

REASON:                  To enhance the winter maintenance resilience at a local level.

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing considered a report which highlighted the advantages of the recruitment of snow wardens to enhance the city’s winter maintenance resilience and to agree the scope of the role and method of funding.

 

Officers outlined the report and advised that a similar scheme is being trialled in Sheffield. Further investigations are required as to the exact number and profiles of the volunteers to be recruited and would be looked at further once approval for funding had been given.

 

The Executive Member commented that Community Payback workers had cleared snow during the winter and suggested that Officers look into the possibility of creating a link with such workers to identify ways in which they could assist in clearing snow in areas with a high a number of elderly residents.

 

RESOLVED: (i)That the Executive Member agreed the scope of the Snow Warden role and approved the use of funding as set out in paragraph 15.

 

(ii)That the Executive Member recommended that Officers look into the possibility of creating a link with Community Payback to cul-de-sacs and streets with many elderly residents to identify ways they could help the elderly to clear snow.

 

REASON:                  To enhance the winter maintenance resilience at a local level.


 

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