Last chance to sign up to be a snow warden in Sheffield

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Sheffield Council is urging residents to sign up for a scheme to help the city withstand winter weather.

Volunteers are being asked to register interest to become snow wardens as the deadline draws near.

The programme, spearheaded by the council’s Streets Ahead team, gives people the tools to help clear pavements in their community when snow and ice hit. Their work will assist the winter maintenance team from contractors Amey.

Successful applicants get a free shovel, high-visibility vest and advice on snow clearing.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “We have had a brilliant response so far from community groups and residents right across the city, and we are encouraging even more people to help their communities this winter.

“Our team will be out this winter gritting and keeping the main and secondary roads as clear as possible, keeping Sheffield moving.

“We are also encouraging all residents to do their bit for their communities.”

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