CHARD NEWS: Keeping town centre pavements and roads safe for shoppers
CHARD Town Council staff have been busy trying to keep the pavements in the town centre clear of snow and ice for shoppers.
Members of the council’s amenities team and the Guildhall staff were joined by the Mayor of Chard, Cllr Garry Shortland, to clear snow in the town centre while other councillors got stuck in to help the community they serve.
The snow clearing was carried out from 7.30am to 1pm and workers were grateful to the shops and businesses that kept them going with tea and food.
Cllr Jason Baker, a member of Chard Town Council and South Somerset District Council, speaking on social networking Facebook, said: “It took us a few hours, but we’re hoping the pavements should stay clear for a while and we’ll look again at the situation tomorrow (Saturday, March 3, 2018) morning.”
And he added: “Take care when out and about and please check on neighbours and elderly people in your area to make sure they are ok.”
The Mayor, Cllr Shortland, another member of Chard Town Council and South Somerset District Council, also thanked everyone who helped to clear the snow and for the “most appreciated" refreshments.
Also out on Friday (March 2, 2018) doing his bit to try and keep people safe by shovelling snow and ice off pavements and roads in the Old Town area of Chard on the A358 was former Mayor, Cllr Dave Bulmer, another Chard Town Council and South Somerset District Council member.
A key area which needed work was by the Kings Head pub on the bend of the A358 Old Town with Church Street and Cllr Bulmer helped to keep vehicles on the move.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Facebook.