ACCESS STREETS to Hedon Primary School (and Inmans School) do not seem to be gritted for winter according to comments passed on to the Hedon Blog.
Andrea Solomon told us:
“I hope you don’t mind if I have a little rant… I’ve lived down Ketwell Lane for 11 years and when we have bad weather we never have any gritters or any salt down our street..it is the main route to Hedon Primary School, Hawthorn House residential home and Haven Vets.
It becomes treacherous underfoot. I wondered if other Hedon folk feel it should be gritted to safeguard our children going to and from school? Also Stockwell Lane isn’t treated either, which means all entrances to Hedon Primary aren’t.”
After Andrea posted this on our Facebook Page a discussion ensued which also raised the issue of gritting around Inmans School – apparently one child fell on the ice near the school yesterday. Inmans has a salt bin nearby on St Nicholas Gate (although it was looking empty and battered a few days before the snow when this photograph was taken) and a common perception seems to be that the school has to do its own gritting on access streets?
On the gritting map for the town provided by the East Riding Council it appears that the roads around Inmans would get gritted but not Ketwell Lane. Only the footpaths in the centre of town get salted. However, we do know that Hedon Town Council carries out its own gritting – although we are not sure where and which footpaths are done.
Hedon Blog: We’ll seek clarification about gritting/salting around schools from the East Riding and Hedon Town councils
We have received the following comments from Hedon Town Council clerk Joanna Richardson:
“Hedon Town Council published its severe weather plan which outlines what action it will take in cases of severe weather (snow and ice). The document can be viewed on the Hedon Town Council website: http://www.hedon.gov.uk. However, due to the prolonged severity of the current cold weather spell additional areas will be gritted on a best endeavours basis and subject to resources being available. Today we will carry out gritting around both Hedon primary schools.”
We have reproduced the council’s severe weather plan below: