by Prue Bray on 22 December, 2009
Looks like Wokingham’s gritters did a reasonable job on the main roads – unlike Reading, where I unexpectedly had to spend the night after getting trapped in the gridlock on Monday afternoon.
As we drove home this morning the contrast between the main roads in Wokingham and the main roads in Reading was marked. But Reading cannot be totally to blame – because how could gritters get through gridlock?
On BBC Radio Berks I heard Martin Salter (Labour MP) praise Reading council (Labour) for its efforts (and the rest of the public services) whilst this morning Rob Wilson (Tory MP) attacked it for not doing enough. Funny that.
As for Wokingham, the brick pavements in the town centre were lethal in the slushy snow- hope we can make sure that any new pavements in the town centre regeneration have surfaces as non-slip as possible.
Looks like the snow will be on the ground for Christmas – and then melt. Floods over the bank holiday to look forward to?
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