Snow worries for Haringey as temperature plummets

Council leader says grit bins are full as forecasters predict UK snowfall this week

HARINGEY is ready for the snow said the borough’s leader last night, as temperatures began to plummet across the country.

Snow is expected across the UK, with it making its way down towards the capital at the end of the week, but at a full council meeting last week, council leader Cllr Claire Kober told the town hall: “I’m confident that we have a full stock of grit in place and that we are working with other London authorities to ensure that if weather conditions should be particularly adverse, the grit should be shared across the capital.”

Last week the council’s housing arm Homes for Haringey announced estates were set for a “clear winter” after salt bins were purchased for all managed estates.

Almost 200 new yellow salt bins have been purchased along with approximately 38 tonnes of grit, said HfH. Each estate will have access to at least two 25kg pallets of salt and 10kg bags of white de-ice.

Last month the council announced roads around Haringey schools have now become high priority for gritting teams during term time, as plans to add an extra 32 roads to the list of roads that are gritted first were revealed.

A council spokeswoman said town centre and residential care home pavements will also be a top priority, as will transport hubs like bus stations, hospitals and emergency service premises.

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An extra 44 grit bins will be installed around the borough providing a total of 147, added the spokeswoman.