So how are things now that the snow has stopped falling.
Well my road hasn't been gritted, but I wasn't thinking that that was really much of an issue. When we had the big snows back in 2003 I lived elsewhere and my road wasn't gritted then so I'm not sure if we should be expecting it now.
However I read a story on the News Shopper web site that made me think about how well Greenwich was prepared and how well it's dealt with things.
Basically our neighbouring boroughs of Bexley and Lewisham claim to have most of their schools open. Greenwich on the other hand has most of it's schools closed.
So why's that then?
Was the snow in Greenwich somehow heavier than on Bexley and Lewisham?
Or could it be that the Council simply wasn't prepared and couldn't organise it's gritters properly so as to enable the schools to open.
Before reading that story I really wasn't that cynical about Greenwich's handling with what's going on. My view was that this sort of event is rare enough as to make more extensive preparations a bit of a waste of money.
However when Council's around us can open their schools and we can't aren't there some questions to be asked? Even if it's the case that Lewisham and Bexley did something special and out of the ordinary as opposed to Greenwich Council being their usual shambles isn't there something to be learned?