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As weather forecasters predict the coldest winter for many years, the council is looking to extend its snow warden scheme.
It is seeking volunteers who will keep roads where they live free of snow and ice.
The council’s Neighbourhood Snow Warden Scheme sees community-minded men and women organise the gritting of roads and pavements outside their own and their neighbour’s homes.
The council supplies everything the volunteers need – and also provides training for the role.
The scheme has been running since 2013 and around 100 wardens are in place. But more are required.
Businesses can get involved by gritting pavements outside their shops and offices.
“Snow wardens are valued members of the community. At critical times throughout the winter they keep roads, pavements and footpaths safer for everyone – particularly elderly and vulnerable residents who cannot help themselves.
“A very cold winter is being forecast and we need to be ready.”
Cllr Mallon added: “Councils do their best to keep roads and pavements safe. Grit lorries cannot get everywhere instantly – but on-the-spot volunteers can act straightaway.
“The scheme is a great way of getting communities working together during bad weather.”
Interested persons should contact Mike Hall at Banbury Town Council by emailing or by telephoning Mr Hall on 01295 250340. Volunteers can also call in to the town hall.
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