What was the issue that made you start up this project?
The severe weather experienced over the last couple of years
showed that we needed communities be more proactive in their
response, with the local authority assisting where possible. We
felt that working with community councils across the county would
be the most effective way of taking the project forward.
We also worked with schools to enhance the work they had done
with parents to help clear paths to and around schools of snow, to
enable the schools to open.
Who was involved and what did they do?
Our Recovery Group looked at different ways we could assist. We
wrote to community councils and offered them snow clearing
equipment and a grit bin if they could identify a suitable location
in their area.
Similarly we worked with our Education and Children's Department
to identify the most suitable type of snow clearing equipment for
What worked well?
Most of the communities and all schools were keen to enhance
their resilience and become involved, making them better prepared
for heavy snow in future.
What did you learn?
That accurate information is key to ensuring a timely and
What made it work?
The willingness of two or three key members of staff from the
local authority to persist in gathering and collating information
from disparate groups across the county.
Contact:Ray Montgomery, Head of Transportation, ELC, John Muir
House, Haddington EH41 3HA. Email: email@example.com