London boroughs are prepared for the cold weather - Statement on gritting plans for London

Although the weather is currently mild, Mayor Philip Glanville, London Councils’ Executive Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, announces boroughs are ready for future cold weather and dropping temperatures:

“As we saw last week, London boroughs were prepared for the winter season and continue to stand ready to support our communities through the cold weather when it returns.

“As the cost of living crisis continues and winter sets in, boroughs are also working with the voluntary sector to get rough sleepers into emergency shelters, operating local warm banks and looking out for vulnerable residents through our social care teams.

“We are also asking that Londoners be extra vigilant throughout the colder months to make sure their neighbours are okay. If you notice milk bottles left outside, newspapers stuck in the letterbox or curtains drawn all day, or any other activity that is out of the ordinary, it could be a sign that someone in your community needs help.

“London boroughs and their staff are working flat out to ensure their most important routes are free of frost and ice and safe for all road users across the capital. They have a particular focus on key areas around public transport, infrastructure and town centres, as well as listening to Londoners about other priorities such as pavements and cycle routes.

“Boroughs are responsible for 95% of London’s road network, together our highway teams continue to monitor high-tech weather forecasts, ready to treat the roads and pavements with salt as soon as conditions demand it. We will continue to share information and work with TfL to make travel across London as safe as possible. Boroughs across London have ensured they have enough salt available at key locations across the capital for quick and easy access to deal with the challenge of frozen roads and pavements.”


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1) Photo credit: Croydon Council / FM Conway


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