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Banbury Town Centre December, 2010. By Geraldine Pinto
Banbury Town Centre December, 2010. Picture by Geraldine Pinto

Neighbourhood Snow Wardens Scheme helps communities work together.

Volunteers who will keep roads where they live and work free of snow and ice are being sought by Banbury Town Council.

The council is looking to extend a snow warden scheme which has been running since 2013 – and is asking businesses in the town to join in.

The Neighbourhood Snow Warden Scheme sees community-minded men and women organise the gritting of roads and pavements in areas where they live.

Businesses in the town could get involved by gritting pavements outside their shops and offices.

Around 80 wardens are in place but have rarely been called into action because of a succession of mild winters.

This year ice has already been a problem – and more wardens are needed to be on stand-by.

Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of the town council, said:

“Snow wardens are valued members of the community. They keep roads, pavements and footpaths safer for everyone throughout the winter – particularly elderly and vulnerable residents who cannot help themselves.

“Wardens help keep the town moving at times when snow and ice could restrict travel to and from work, schools and shops.

“Businesses can do their bit by gritting outside their places of work.”

“Councils do their best to keep roads and pavements safe but most people realise they 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.”

The council supplies everything the volunteers need – and also provides training for the role.

The project has been set up by the town council in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council and is based on similar schemes already up and running in many towns and cities across the country.

Cllr Mallon added:

“The scheme is tried and tested and works well in many other places. It is a perfect example of the community coming together for the common good.”


Banbury in the snow 21st January 2013.

Filmed by Mario Crispino from www.videoworkx.co.uk

The landmarks include Banbury Cross, Banbury Fine Lady Statue, Banbury Railway Station, Banbury Canal and Banbury Museum, St Mary’s Church, General Foods, M40 Motorway and Banbury Town Hall as well as other views taken around the town.

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