SNOW: Chedworth snowed in

VILLAGERS in Chedworth have found themselves particularly badly hit by the snow in over the past few days.

Although the parish council has two salt spreaders which can be towed by a four-wheel drive vehicle – with a new one recently donated by village estate agents Cavendish Green – ward district councillor David Broad (Con, Chedworth) said no one had been able to volunteer to tow it.

“We’re not doing so well,” he said. “We’re pretty much snowed in – I’ve had a lot of people phone me up saying the can’t get out “There’s been no sign of Gloucestershire County Council gritters as they’re all out on the main routes.

“On the Fosseway it’s not so bad but as you get into the village it just gets worse and worse.”

He added problems had been exacerbated as the resident who drives the parish council’s JCB – and would have been able to operate the salt spreaders – had recently been banned from driving.

“The magistrates who banned him aren’t very popular around here at the moment,” he said.

“All we want is some joined-up thinking - I just feel like banging my head against the wall.”

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5:42pm Wed 23 Jan 13

David Broad says...

Apparently the County Council gritter came through but there is little evidence of any gritting except what Paul Sibbald has done, Paul has also been out this afternoon topping up the grit bins which the PC installed over the past couple of years, giving up his own time and using his own 4X4 and his own diesel.
Apparently the County Council gritter came through but there is little evidence of any gritting except what Paul Sibbald has done, Paul has also been out this afternoon topping up the grit bins which the PC installed over the past couple of years, giving up his own time and using his own 4X4 and his own diesel. David Broad
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6:42pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Olly Cromwell says...

You are a Tory David, of course you are banging your head against a brick wall.

Have you thought of inviting some Romanians over to do the gritting or bin collections which you chumps seem incapable of organising?
You are a Tory David, of course you are banging your head against a brick wall. Have you thought of inviting some Romanians over to do the gritting or bin collections which you chumps seem incapable of organising? Olly Cromwell
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3:16pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Davey F says...

Mr Broad's comment about the magistrates is totally out of order. Is he seriously suggesting that the magistrates should make their decisions based on public opinion instead of quite rightly punishing drivers for their crimes.
The magistrates continue to be extremely popular with this local resident and I would ask Mr Broad not to assume how I feel about public servants.
Mr Broad's comment about the magistrates is totally out of order. Is he seriously suggesting that the magistrates should make their decisions based on public opinion instead of quite rightly punishing drivers for their crimes. The magistrates continue to be extremely popular with this local resident and I would ask Mr Broad not to assume how I feel about public servants. Davey F
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1:30pm Sat 26 Jan 13

David Broad says...

I commented on local opinion, it is for Magistrates to make up their own minds based on all the facts. "What would the man on the Clapham omnibus think" is often quoted as a benchmark.
I don't know all the facts..
I commented on local opinion, it is for Magistrates to make up their own minds based on all the facts. "What would the man on the Clapham omnibus think" is often quoted as a benchmark. I don't know all the facts.. David Broad
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