York in search for snow wardens

COULD you help York beat the freeze when winter comes?

New recruits are being sought for York’s army of snow wardens, to help keep the city’s streets and pavements clear.

City of York Council is looking for residents to volunteer to give up some of their time to clear snow when necessary. The council will give volunteers training, high visibility gear, snow clearing kit and grit.

To sign up, or for more information, phone Michal Czekajlo on 01904 551841 or email michal.czekajlo@york.gov.uk

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8:18am Wed 24 Oct 12

dodgydavereturns says...

There's NO business like Snow Business!.........oh and there's no salt in the bins either, so do YCC a favour when you volunteer, be a sweety and buy your own salt too!
There's NO business like Snow Business!.........oh and there's no salt in the bins either, so do YCC a favour when you volunteer, be a sweety and buy your own salt too! dodgydavereturns
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8:35am Wed 24 Oct 12

anistasia says...

i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.
i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v. anistasia
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11:47am Wed 24 Oct 12

Boadicea says...

I would be prepared to clear the snow outside my house if other people did the same and I wouldn't be sued if someone then slipped on a bit I may have left.
I would be prepared to clear the snow outside my house if other people did the same and I wouldn't be sued if someone then slipped on a bit I may have left. Boadicea
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11:48am Wed 24 Oct 12

Boadicea says...

anistasia wrote:
i say get these people claiming benefits to workI agree with this.
[quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: i say get these people claiming benefits to workI agree with this. Boadicea
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11:50am Wed 24 Oct 12

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Snow Warden - isn't that just an upgrade of Warden with a Mac?
Snow Warden - isn't that just an upgrade of Warden with a Mac? Ignatius Lumpopo
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12:37pm Wed 24 Oct 12

magic cat says...

Fill all our salt bins and then we will do what we have done in other years - grit our pavements and help our neighbours - we don't need the bureaucracy of snow wardens.
Fill all our salt bins and then we will do what we have done in other years - grit our pavements and help our neighbours - we don't need the bureaucracy of snow wardens. magic cat
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1:23pm Wed 24 Oct 12

lowbeam says...

anistasia wrote:
i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.
I am on benefits,not that I want to be I would rather be working.
I have osteoarthritis which can at times be very very painful but I will be out there clearing what snow i can.
Do NOT just assume that all those on benefits are scroungers,scum or what ever else your tiny brain thinks of!!

People like you make me so angry.
[quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.[/p][/quote]I am on benefits,not that I want to be I would rather be working. I have osteoarthritis which can at times be very very painful but I will be out there clearing what snow i can. Do NOT just assume that all those on benefits are scroungers,scum or what ever else your tiny brain thinks of!! People like you make me so angry. lowbeam
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1:38pm Wed 24 Oct 12

York1900 says...

I clear the paths around my home and grit and salt the roads around
But this year it will be down to if there is any grit and salt in the council salt bins to use
I clear the paths around my home and grit and salt the roads around But this year it will be down to if there is any grit and salt in the council salt bins to use York1900
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1:47pm Wed 24 Oct 12

oslo says...

I'm not making a particular comment one way or another but I find the following rather interesting. It goes back to the days of the Depression, and a time when the unemployed went to the 'labour exchange' daily to register for work (or dole if no work was available)

Yorkshire Evening Press 16th January 1933, reporting on a snowfall of 3 inches
"Although to some the outlook was dismal, to the unemployed it was quite a welcome sight. The staff at the Employment Exchange were at the offices in Parliament Street before 6 o'clock. At this hour there were ten men outside and others soon began to collect. Orders can intermittently up to 8.15. Altogether 207 unemployed men were engaged, and the footpaths and streets were cleared of snow by the afternoon"
I'm not making a particular comment one way or another but I find the following rather interesting. It goes back to the days of the Depression, and a time when the unemployed went to the 'labour exchange' daily to register for work (or dole if no work was available) Yorkshire Evening Press 16th January 1933, reporting on a snowfall of 3 inches "Although to some the outlook was dismal, to the unemployed it was quite a welcome sight. The staff at the Employment Exchange were at the offices in Parliament Street before 6 o'clock. At this hour there were ten men outside and others soon began to collect. Orders can intermittently up to 8.15. Altogether 207 unemployed men were engaged, and the footpaths and streets were cleared of snow by the afternoon" oslo
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2:23pm Wed 24 Oct 12

bjb says...

oslo wrote:
I'm not making a particular comment one way or another but I find the following rather interesting. It goes back to the days of the Depression, and a time when the unemployed went to the 'labour exchange' daily to register for work (or dole if no work was available)

Yorkshire Evening Press 16th January 1933, reporting on a snowfall of 3 inches
"Although to some the outlook was dismal, to the unemployed it was quite a welcome sight. The staff at the Employment Exchange were at the offices in Parliament Street before 6 o'clock. At this hour there were ten men outside and others soon began to collect. Orders can intermittently up to 8.15. Altogether 207 unemployed men were engaged, and the footpaths and streets were cleared of snow by the afternoon"
Of course this was before the appearance of the likes of Lawyers4U and Claims Direct etc.
[quote][p][bold]oslo[/bold] wrote: I'm not making a particular comment one way or another but I find the following rather interesting. It goes back to the days of the Depression, and a time when the unemployed went to the 'labour exchange' daily to register for work (or dole if no work was available) Yorkshire Evening Press 16th January 1933, reporting on a snowfall of 3 inches "Although to some the outlook was dismal, to the unemployed it was quite a welcome sight. The staff at the Employment Exchange were at the offices in Parliament Street before 6 o'clock. At this hour there were ten men outside and others soon began to collect. Orders can intermittently up to 8.15. Altogether 207 unemployed men were engaged, and the footpaths and streets were cleared of snow by the afternoon"[/p][/quote]Of course this was before the appearance of the likes of Lawyers4U and Claims Direct etc. bjb
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3:29pm Wed 24 Oct 12

bob the builder says...

Do you get compensation if you slip and damage yourself making you unable to work etc - and do you have public liability insurance cover for if after clearing snow, a member of the public does and sues you? I suspect the answer to both questions is 'no', so volunteer at your own risk.
Do you get compensation if you slip and damage yourself making you unable to work etc - and do you have public liability insurance cover for if after clearing snow, a member of the public does and sues you? I suspect the answer to both questions is 'no', so volunteer at your own risk. bob the builder
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4:08pm Wed 24 Oct 12

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses.

I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year.

I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either.

Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.
All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses. I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year. I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either. Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go. NoNewsIsGoodNews
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4:36pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Boadicea says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses.

I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year.

I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either.

Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.
This is not rubbish, it has been known to happen.
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses. I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year. I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either. Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.[/p][/quote]This is not rubbish, it has been known to happen. Boadicea
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6:46pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Ageing Hippy says...

Boadicea wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses.

I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year.

I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either.

Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.
This is not rubbish, it has been known to happen.
"it has been known to happen", When? or is this just another urban legend passed from one gullible person to the next?
[quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses. I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year. I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either. Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.[/p][/quote]This is not rubbish, it has been known to happen.[/p][/quote]"it has been known to happen", When? or is this just another urban legend passed from one gullible person to the next? Ageing Hippy
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7:32pm Wed 24 Oct 12

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Ageing Hippy wrote:
Boadicea wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses.

I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year.

I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either.

Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.
This is not rubbish, it has been known to happen.
"it has been known to happen", When? or is this just another urban legend passed from one gullible person to the next?
Yep, urban myth, legend, whatever you call it, it's just an excuse not to clear snow.
[quote][p][bold]Ageing Hippy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: All this rubbish about people falling over on badly cleared pavements is the latest excuse for lazy people to not go out and clear snow in front of their own houses. I have my snow shovel at the ready and will clear the whole street as I always do every year. I don't need to be deputised as a "Snow warden" either. Just fill our bins up in preparation and I'm good to go.[/p][/quote]This is not rubbish, it has been known to happen.[/p][/quote]"it has been known to happen", When? or is this just another urban legend passed from one gullible person to the next?[/p][/quote]Yep, urban myth, legend, whatever you call it, it's just an excuse not to clear snow. NoNewsIsGoodNews
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7:33pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Boadicea says...

No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.
No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen. Boadicea
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8:00pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Silver says...

Boadicea wrote:
No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.
I had 5 spare minutes so found the story for you
http://www.fentons.c
o.uk/newsroom/case-s
tudies/grandmother-s
uffers-shoulder-inju
ry-after-slipping-on
-ice-in-staff-car-pa
rk/
And another
http://www.policespe
cials.com/forum/inde
x.php?/topic/126455-
police-sued-for-l12m
by-there-own-officer
s/
So yes it has happened
[quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.[/p][/quote]I had 5 spare minutes so found the story for you http://www.fentons.c o.uk/newsroom/case-s tudies/grandmother-s uffers-shoulder-inju ry-after-slipping-on -ice-in-staff-car-pa rk/ And another http://www.policespe cials.com/forum/inde x.php?/topic/126455- police-sued-for-l12m by-there-own-officer s/ So yes it has happened Silver
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8:12pm Wed 24 Oct 12

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Silver wrote:
Boadicea wrote:
No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.
I had 5 spare minutes so found the story for you
http://www.fentons.c

o.uk/newsroom/case-s

tudies/grandmother-s

uffers-shoulder-inju

ry-after-slipping-on

-ice-in-staff-car-pa

rk/
And another
http://www.policespe

cials.com/forum/inde

x.php?/topic/126455-

police-sued-for-l12m

by-there-own-officer

s/
So yes it has happened
The car park story say's that she slipped because it hadn't been cleared or gritted.

Not sure about the coppers tumble but again it was in a car park.

I can't find a single case where a householder has been sued for clearing snow outside their own property and having someone injure themselves on said snow.
[quote][p][bold]Silver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.[/p][/quote]I had 5 spare minutes so found the story for you http://www.fentons.c o.uk/newsroom/case-s tudies/grandmother-s uffers-shoulder-inju ry-after-slipping-on -ice-in-staff-car-pa rk/ And another http://www.policespe cials.com/forum/inde x.php?/topic/126455- police-sued-for-l12m by-there-own-officer s/ So yes it has happened[/p][/quote]The car park story say's that she slipped because it hadn't been cleared or gritted. Not sure about the coppers tumble but again it was in a car park. I can't find a single case where a householder has been sued for clearing snow outside their own property and having someone injure themselves on said snow. NoNewsIsGoodNews
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9:44pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Silver says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
Silver wrote:
Boadicea wrote:
No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.
I had 5 spare minutes so found the story for you
http://www.fentons.c


o.uk/newsroom/case-s


tudies/grandmother-s


uffers-shoulder-inju


ry-after-slipping-on


-ice-in-staff-car-pa


rk/
And another
http://www.policespe


cials.com/forum/inde


x.php?/topic/126455-


police-sued-for-l12m


by-there-own-officer


s/
So yes it has happened
The car park story say's that she slipped because it hadn't been cleared or gritted.

Not sure about the coppers tumble but again it was in a car park.

I can't find a single case where a householder has been sued for clearing snow outside their own property and having someone injure themselves on said snow.
Once someone sues over clearance of snow, regardless of the conditions pretty sure it's a precedent and applies to all cases. Hence why the ease. I could have found more but well I had 5 free minutes but well I only used google
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Silver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boadicea[/bold] wrote: No, it isn't an urban legend, it did happen. I can't remember exactly where but it was somewhere in the south,half a carpark was cleared of snow and somebody walked on the other half that wasn't cleared and slipped and sued the carpark and, amazingly, won. It definately did actually happen.[/p][/quote]I had 5 spare minutes so found the story for you http://www.fentons.c o.uk/newsroom/case-s tudies/grandmother-s uffers-shoulder-inju ry-after-slipping-on -ice-in-staff-car-pa rk/ And another http://www.policespe cials.com/forum/inde x.php?/topic/126455- police-sued-for-l12m by-there-own-officer s/ So yes it has happened[/p][/quote]The car park story say's that she slipped because it hadn't been cleared or gritted. Not sure about the coppers tumble but again it was in a car park. I can't find a single case where a householder has been sued for clearing snow outside their own property and having someone injure themselves on said snow.[/p][/quote]Once someone sues over clearance of snow, regardless of the conditions pretty sure it's a precedent and applies to all cases. Hence why the ease. I could have found more but well I had 5 free minutes but well I only used google Silver
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11:51pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Boadicea says...

I believe half the carpark had been cleared, she slipped on the half which hadn't.
I believe half the carpark had been cleared, she slipped on the half which hadn't. Boadicea
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2:52am Thu 25 Oct 12

Magicman! says...

lowbeam wrote:
anistasia wrote:
i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.
I am on benefits,not that I want to be I would rather be working.
I have osteoarthritis which can at times be very very painful but I will be out there clearing what snow i can.
Do NOT just assume that all those on benefits are scroungers,scum or what ever else your tiny brain thinks of!!

People like you make me so angry.
Seconded. Such people are likely to be readers of the Sun and the Daily Wail, both notorious for portraying every single person on jobseekers as 'spongers' and 'scroungers' or 'layabouts', a drain on society's money... when in fact there's bigger drains of money such as the companies the government pays to either get people into work (such as A4e, which is essentially just a front for the managers to cream off loads of money for doing next to nothing for the jobless, with new figures showing people who were forced into programmes at A4e actually faring off worse than if they had sought work on their own) or companies the government pays to get disabled people off disability benefits, such as ATOS..... however such simple minded folk that read the aforementioned newspapers wouldn't know that because they can't be bothered to find out the true facts.
[quote][p][bold]lowbeam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.[/p][/quote]I am on benefits,not that I want to be I would rather be working. I have osteoarthritis which can at times be very very painful but I will be out there clearing what snow i can. Do NOT just assume that all those on benefits are scroungers,scum or what ever else your tiny brain thinks of!! People like you make me so angry.[/p][/quote]Seconded. Such people are likely to be readers of the Sun and the Daily Wail, both notorious for portraying every single person on jobseekers as 'spongers' and 'scroungers' or 'layabouts', a drain on society's money... when in fact there's bigger drains of money such as the companies the government pays to either get people into work (such as A4e, which is essentially just a front for the managers to cream off loads of money for doing next to nothing for the jobless, with new figures showing people who were forced into programmes at A4e actually faring off worse than if they had sought work on their own) or companies the government pays to get disabled people off disability benefits, such as ATOS..... however such simple minded folk that read the aforementioned newspapers wouldn't know that because they can't be bothered to find out the true facts. Magicman!
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9:25am Thu 25 Oct 12

Even AndyD says...

lowbeam wrote:
anistasia wrote:
i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.
I am on benefits,not that I want to be I would rather be working.
I have osteoarthritis which can at times be very very painful but I will be out there clearing what snow i can.
Do NOT just assume that all those on benefits are scroungers,scum or what ever else your tiny brain thinks of!!

People like you make me so angry.
Agreed. The government might want the public to buy into the 'scrounger' tag, but the truth is usually very, very different.
[quote][p][bold]lowbeam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anistasia[/bold] wrote: i say get these people claiming benefits to work for their money getting them back in to work.all helps on a c.v.[/p][/quote]I am on benefits,not that I want to be I would rather be working. I have osteoarthritis which can at times be very very painful but I will be out there clearing what snow i can. Do NOT just assume that all those on benefits are scroungers,scum or what ever else your tiny brain thinks of!! People like you make me so angry.[/p][/quote]Agreed. The government might want the public to buy into the 'scrounger' tag, but the truth is usually very, very different. Even AndyD
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