Capital FM help call for Snow Wardens

Capital FM help call for Snow Wardens

We are still on the lookout for volunteer snow wardens to help communities during any harsh weather conditions this winter.

As part of this, we were delighted to welcome popular radio station Capital Yorkshire to our North Bridge depot to gain a better understanding of the work that goes in to keeping around 350 miles of roads and routes across the borough gritted when the temperatures inevitably plummet. 

The Breakfast show had been contacted us to ask whether it would be possible to use a winter pun to name a piece of equipment after seeing the success of the Gritting World Cup in 2017.

With the help of Highways Operations Manager Gary Willmot, it was decided that presenter Adam O’Neill would have an item named in his honour.

Adam, alongside colleague JoJo Kelly, donned his hi-vis jacket and was duly presented with his very own personalised snow shovel emblazoned “Adam SnO’Neill” as a nod to our fleet of wittily named gritters.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Trading Services, Joe Blackham, said: “We were happy to accommodate staff from Capital Yorkshire and give them an appreciation of how wide-ranging our operations are for the winter period.

“A lot of effort in terms of time and effort goes in to ensuring that people can travel in and around the area as smoothly as possible despite the weather. We’re still asking for people to come forward as snow wardens though to help out in those harder-to-reach areas and to keep an eye on neighbours. If you’d like to volunteer call 01302 736000.”

To see the unveiling video, please click here.

  • Category: Transport, streets & parking
Last updated: 20 December 2018 11:41:34