Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Community spirit alive and well in Bandon Rise

After witnessing a car skidding round the bend in Bandon Rise yesterday, I arranged with some neighbours to see if we could do something to clear the snow here. After a futile search for salt in the local grit bins this morning we found we had to tackle the job the hard way.

Armed with shovels, a hoe and a brush, me and my three boys set to work scraping the corner free of ice. It wasn’t long before the neighbours arrived to help. We made better progress than we expected and as time went on more neighbours came out to join the workforce. One man had managed to find some grit which he duly sprinkled where necesary and then went off in search of more. He returned later having been unable to find any more grit supplies but he did bring a shovel & set to work with us. When they saw what we were doing other Bandon Hill residents came and joined the team and within three hours the corner was clear of snow and ice and proved much safer for vehicles to turn.

It was hard work but it was lovely to see the community spirit come out to deal with a local problem. Many, many thanks to everyone who helped. A big thank you too to Mr Jackson who we discovered had cleared the end of the road single-handedly earlier. I must also thank my boys who worked hard without complaining and confessed to enjoying it. Now there’s a first!

Now I can barely move my arms and it is snowing again! Hopefully our work will still help to stop the corner getting too icy and I will grab some grit to put down as soon as some becomes available.

The result of our hard work

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January 9, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. […] Community spirit alive and well in Bandon Rise: Jayne McCoy on how one group of residents took action rather than bemoaning what others have or haven’t done. […]

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  2. […] Community spirit alive and well in Bandon Rise: Jayne McCoy on how one group of residents took action rather than bemoaning what others have or haven’t done. […]

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