Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has asked Essex County Council to review of its gritting and ploughing procedures after Saffron Walden roads were left uncleared in the recent snowstorm.
The Mayor continued “It is important that our town is kept accessible in all weathers. Fire-crews that cover the M11 are based here, and with a significant elderly population and a community hospital, it is essential that ambulance access it maintained. The roads were a slippery mess with both Windmill Hill and Sparrows End impassable at times. Sending their first gritter in the day after isn’t good enough. So I’ve written to ECC on behalf of residents to ask them why there was a failure, and what procedures they’ll now put in place to make sure our roads are kept open and safe in the future.”
Residents enjoying the region’s biggest snowfall in 7 years on Saffron Walden Common