Henley in the Snow
7th January 2010
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An unexpected holiday?

What an perverse people we are.  We long for it to snow every Winter especially at Christmas and then when it does we last a day with enough time to sledge, make snowmen and play snowballs and then we want it to go away so we can carry on with our lives.   This week's second lot of heavy snow- the most I've ever seen, has played havoc with people's plans to get back to normal.  Life is particularly difficult as it seems councils are reluctant or don't have the funds to spend on clearing and gritting all roads.  Oxfordshire County Council has only gritted 29% of it's roads instead of the normal 43%. 

Barbara Richardson Chair of the Henley Partnership emailed the members on Tuesday morning requesting help to clear Falaise Square in the centre of Henley-on-Thames.  They did a great job but are considering buying some snow pushers that are used in the United States.   Due to the abnormal conditions when I walked into Henley yesterday afternoon very few shops were open and ther were few people about.  Perhaps understandably we didn't get our rubbish collected either.  This is the second time this has happened due to the weather.

What do you think, have you had to make other arrangements for your children because the schools are closed?  Are you "working from home" Have you tried to go out but been prevented from doing so by treacherous roads and pavements?


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Gill and Phil C

Member since: 9th July 2012

Hi, We are Phil and Gill Chappell. We own the Best of Henley-on-Thames. We live in Henley so would love to hear your views and opinions about all things Henley.

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