Because of the recent cold snap, Winchester BID have teamed up with Winchester Churches Nightshelter to provide snow clearing, in case Winchester gets a heavy snowfall over the following days.
Residents at the Nightshelter have kindly volunteered to help clear snow from pavements and walkways and spread grit, which the BID have provided around the city in eleven grit bins. These grit bins have recently been refilled by Winchester City Council. The main aim of the project is to clear snow and grit pedestrian walkways, to ensure people can still move around the city safely.
Workers will be equipped with snow boots, goggles, shovels and gloves, provided by the BID and a donation will be made to the Nightshelter to thank the residents for their help.
This snow clearing scheme falls under the BID’s “Cleaner, Greener & More Attractive” project, which aims to aesthetically maintain and enhance the city. The last time this project was implemented was 2013, when Winchester had a heavy snowfall.