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Clearing Snow & Ice from Pavements (Read 3417 times)
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Clearing Snow & Ice from Pavements
Nov 28th, 2010 at 3:38pm
 
If you've always been a bit wary of doing your neighbourly bit, of clearing snow and ice from the pavement outside your house, because of possible legal liabilities, then follow this guide/tip published by Direct Gov (the Government's public services website).

"There is no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It is unlikely you will be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. Follow the snow code when clearing snow and ice safely."

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_191868


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Re: Clearing Snow & Ice from Pavements
Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2010 at 3:33pm
 
As mentioned by Croydon Council and Direct Gov, if you do clear your pavement or the vehicular crossover to your drive, please do not deposit the snow in the middle of the pavement as some householders in the area have done !

This means that pedestrians have to clamber over the snow, is anti social and could leave you open to claims from any pedestrian who may slip and injure themselves. The Council could also take action against you, as you are blocking the highway.




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