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Snow Warden Training On Offer

Monday December 10 2012



VOLUNTEERS are being recruited to become snow wardens and help clear local side streets.

Barnsley Council is running a training session tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec 11) at Barugh Green Primary School from 6.30pm until 7.45pm.

It is hoping that volunteers will come forward to be 'snow patrollers' to ensure that all side streets can be cleared quickly when it snows.


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Reply Posted by Carolyn on Monday December 10 2012 at 16:25
Hi everyone, it's not Voluntary Action Barnsley that are running the training, it's BMBC. We're just promoting it as a training opportunity. Sorry for the confusion.

Reply Posted by Nicola Hyde on Monday December 10 2012 at 16:28
Thanks for letting us know Carolyn - it has been corrected in the piece now!

Reply Posted by julie on Monday December 10 2012 at 18:36
whats betting its the workers of the community tthat turn up for this IMHO all benefit claimants who are heathly enough should be the ones doing this work to show some grtittude to the system that pays there welfare and to to workers who pay taxes so the welkfare system can payout - last year on our street we workers did the snow shifting and the dole-is never offered to help once

Reply Posted by dawn on Monday December 10 2012 at 19:07
Hope u av more luck than us we are a local charity shop and no one seems to want unpaid work . What has happened to peoples generosity .

Reply Posted by Robdought on Monday December 10 2012 at 21:42
I'm all for the good old community that's whats wrong with the country. We live in a cul de sac of bungalows I work am more abled than most people. However with this crazy " where's the a blame there's a claim" what if some fell broke there leg could they argue you have not correctly say gritted the path etc. or you haven't use 100. % grit sand. Can some one please clarify my point. I've got my snow shovel ready not will stop me I'm from tarn .

Reply Posted by les on Tuesday December 11 2012 at 03:01
Think about it ...the council spends god knows how much gritting and ploughing
snow from main roads and motorways the 80%of population dont live on main roads and motorways therefore most people find hard to get to work or to shops so when you shovel this snow you are going to put it on the road in turn when it starts to thaw it will leave 6 inch of water in the roads for people to get soaked.then 2 days later it puts another dollop of snow down..how many people would you need to do the hundreds of miles of paths around barnsley . the only real people who will volunteer for this task d...see comments. are people who want to moan about unemployed people not doing anything....and yes i do work...
But there is no sense to a wasted venture....after all your council tax isnt going to pay the unemployed a desent wage to do it.....are they ....and before anyone thinks im an asshole. i worked for the council when they gritted paths and i have helped dig a fire engine out of snow on its way to a fire. think next time theres a flood we should get all the dolers to go out with straws.......stupid council ideas

Reply Posted by les on Tuesday December 11 2012 at 03:27
In barnsley there are a lot of good helpfull
people who do good things for no reward
even people that would be least thought of
doing for others ..charity work is good for people who choose to do that...but dont forget....when 1 person does a job for nothing that person has taken a job from someone who needs to work to survive if there are 100.000 people doing a job for free they are taking 100.000. Jobs away from people out of work........its still a job..
How many millions of pounds each year goes into the larger charities how many millionsget to the base line of the charity and how much goes to the government...strangely enough the government doesnt want to do it for free
the owners of the charities want a very nice slice to me there are a lot of greedy people using other people. to dig at other peoples misfortunes. and at the bottom of the jeremy kyle file propaganda is the......
Unemployed.....shame on you

Reply Posted by king louis on Wednesday December 12 2012 at 11:14
you need to eat the snow because if you clear the road and put the snow on the footpath it's wrong..... and if you clear the footpath and put the snow on the road it's wrong

Reply Posted by biskits on Tuesday December 18 2012 at 16:02
I live on a steep street which is used as a rat run. For the last 20 years, only me and one other person clear as much snow as possible, but as we live near the bottom of the street other residents who live further up and the rat runners give us some abuse for not clearing the whole street.
A few times it has nearly come to blows. So the next time it snows they can all #*~^*:#? Im`e staying in my nice warm house.
Also if the council want people to clear the snow, leave some salt, once the snow as been driven on and it freezes it turns to ice, you can not shift ice with a snow shovel.