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Is SE23 ready for snow this time?
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Snazy


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04-02-2012 07:17 PM

Just been out for a quick panic buying trip to Sainsburys and beyond, and see that the main roads are gritted, the pavements are indeed taken care of, and even all the trains have been cancelled, so what else in your opinion does Lewisham need to do to prepare us for the impending doom of 1-2cm of snow?

Please note, this post contains tongue in cheek humour as well as posing a serious question. For those amongst the users who lack a sense of humour, I apologise in advance.

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Loncdl


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04-02-2012 07:22 PM

I understand there is a covenant preventing snow from setting up in business in Forest Hill. This must be strictly enforced...

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Snazy


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04-02-2012 07:49 PM

I too had heard of this, but believe there are witches who cast spells and cause it. And the side effects of this are stupid people and poor judgement.

Just seen the first few 'grains' as the weather calls it. Skies are a pretty colour though. Let's see what amazing stories of anger and displeasure the snow can bring SE23 this year.

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rshdunlop


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04-02-2012 08:38 PM

I'm ready with my snow-shovel and shall be using it with a dash of smugness and possible self-righteousness in the morning. There will be fee for crossing my beautifully shovelled and salted pavement.

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Snazy


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04-02-2012 09:03 PM

Haha fair play to you, you deserve to be smug.
Enjoy taking your toll fee.

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Londondrz


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04-02-2012 09:25 PM

I have my shoe grips ready, bought them last year and the snow finished so hopefully I get a chance to use them.Laugh

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michael


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04-02-2012 09:48 PM

Loncdl Wrote:
I understand there is a covenant preventing snow from setting up in business in Forest Hill


? There's no business like snow business, Like no business I know ?

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jgdoherty


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04-02-2012 09:57 PM

Alternatively

? There may be trouble ahead .... ?

Especially if nuisance is deemed to exist and snow prevents an immediate exgm of se23-ers from assembling with the required quorum to command it all to stop.

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DerbyHillTop


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06-02-2012 10:25 AM

All I will say it that last time, my road was not gritted what seemed for ages.

This time round the grit was there before the first snowflake came down.

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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06-02-2012 11:11 AM

Same as that, credit where it's due, even our quiet cul-de-sac was gritted (in most parts) this time round, as was Taymount Rise.

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Zimmerman


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06-02-2012 12:18 PM

My wife who is eighty one insists that she is capable of clearing the snow enough to find my buried Zimmer Frame, only problem is the shovel is in the garden shed at the bottom of the garden, she is trying to use the spatula that she used in the frying pan with the reaching grip tied to extend it, but that is very small for such a big job.
If she falls on the snow she wont be able to get herself up and I cant lift her.
I was wondering if putting a big card in the front window with our phone number someone might phone to see that we are O.K.
Thank you. Zimmerlessman.

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jgdoherty


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06-02-2012 12:36 PM

Hmm an 81 yo with a spatula with grab as extender - probably good for at least 2 yards every day if you apply hot food and drink regularly.

However I can smugly report I have cleaned paths up for two elderly neighbours already and am equipped with shovel and big brush - not quite full snow plough category but good enough to find a zimmerframe.

If you do need help PM me - I will be in Forest Hill and environs for the rest of the day (Monday).

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rshdunlop


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06-02-2012 12:47 PM

Ooh, jgdoherty, you've out-smugged me with your neighbourly shovelling. And of course this time the snow is melting quite fast, just as we have all completed our health-and-safety-with-a-snow-shovel courses.

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robin orton


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06-02-2012 01:36 PM

My increasingly stiff bad back means that I can't be as civically minded as in the past and clear the pavement outside our house - confined myself to clearing our drive to enable me to drive the car up out of it. In this I was assisted by a kind neighbour with a type of shovel I've never seen before - nearly a metre wide, shaped like a dustpan with a sort of sharp underlip, but with a long handle. Very efficient for clearing snow - does anyone know what it's called or who sells them? I might invest in one for future use.

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rshdunlop


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06-02-2012 01:53 PM

Sounds like a normal snow shovel, Robin, albeit a bit wider than average. Mine is the shape you describe, but only about 50cm wide. I bought mine in Homebase back in October.

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junegapi


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06-02-2012 02:36 PM

Robinorton, Why not ask your kind neighbour. He might remember, unless he suffers from CRAFT, the name of the shovel and where he bought it!

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robin orton


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06-02-2012 02:36 PM

Thanks, R. I hadn't realised there were such things as snow shovels, I thought there were just shovels. Isn't modern technology wonderful?

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Post: #18
06-02-2012 02:49 PM

Sainsburys are selling them, although they aren't as heavy duty as some I've seen so not sure how long they'd last.

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