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Irene Swaine

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  1. I would expect a policeman to be able to walk from Stannington to Malin Bridge. Where I live, in Fulwood/Crosspool, we have to walk to the University to get a bus in adverse weather but they usually keep services as normal as possible and restore a full service fairly quickly.
  2. As a stump. Not just the university, they often run through the main roads, where the gritter wagons have been but stump it there. For example, 51 usually stumps at Gleadless Townend in bad weather, and the good people of Charnock can still obtain the service by a short walk to Townend main strip.
  3. Where did I not read what I answered? You said there were no buses (for a small portion of Saturday morning) and I replied accordingly.
  4. People should just have to wait until they start running again then, or walk to work, as I did many times. Contingency plans should be considered when applying for a job. In any case, it's all academic. The pavements should never be blocked. They should be kept free for pedestrians at all times. How would you like it if you were in a wheelchair and were forced out in to the road because some wassock decided his car was more important than your safety? The bottom line is, it's not acceptable to pile mounds of snow from the road on to the pavement.
  5. Buses are equipped with strong wheels and breaks and can withstand strong impacts. There are nearly always buses running on main roads to all corners of the city. The 95/52/120/51/52a for example was running to and from University. If a bit of snow stops you getting to work, you should question the practicalities of working so far away, especially if you want to be a policeman or ambulance medic. It is very rare that there are no buses at all. A service recovery plan is always applied in such circumstances.
  6. When I was a transport worker, I often had to report for duty at 04:00 AM, when there are no buses and I live in the South West, a considerable distance from the railway. I duly walked my way in to work on those mornings, no fuss made, out of respect for my employer and because I knew if I wanted my wages, I had to put in the effort. Now, I am sure a policeman, who I assume will undergo routine medicals, will be able to walk to his nearest main road to catch the bus down to Snig Hill. I would rather that than a little old lady slips and breaks her hip on a mound of snow blocking the pavement, just so that Mr Policeman can keep his usual routine of driving to work in his car.
  7. Buses usually operate, just from main roads. If a 13 ton, 300hp bus cannot make it through the roads, a 1 ton piddly car definitely can't, so your comment is irrelevant as usual, despite your "consideration". Now there's an offer, do you keep a bottle of gin in the glove compartment? If so, you've got a deal!
  8. I'd expect policemen and nurses etc to have the naus to get up a little earlier and walk to their local bus stop. Employers and employees should both take the ability to get to work in adverse weather in to consideration when deciding if someone is suitable for the role.
  9. It doesn't matter if it's half a mile or 12 miles, if they can't get down the pavement, they can't get anywhere. Out of curiosity, how many teachers do you know exactly?
  10. I said pavement, not driveway. If they can't walk down their street to get to the school.
  11. 🧐🧐🧐🧐😬 I never suggested blocking driveways. Feel free to block your own driveway though. Just don't block our pavements.
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