Last week Mr Mustard was talking to one of his neighbours over the usual cup of tea about, of all things, snow. Mr Mustard thought he would check whether the road in which he lives had been upgraded as requested in February because of its proximity to a library, a church hall and a shopping centre and because it is on a slope. That means it should be graded priority 2 which has been agreed.
|Thank you Roger at the Barnet Eye|
Barnet Council has 3 gritting priorities. Priority 3 is the lowest priority and means, in effect, that you won't see a snow plough, unless it is lost.
Priority 2 is for Carriageways and footways in the vicinity of Shopping Centres, Railway Stations, Hospitals, Public Buildings and Schools. Cul-de-sacs with steep gradients. It should be emphasised that Priority 2 roads are treated only in times of heavy snow and only after Priority 1 routes have been treated and found to be clear.
Here is a list of Priority 2 roads
Grit Priority 2 2010 - Barnet Council
Priority 1 is for
main commuter routes and Bus Routes. These total 238 km or 35 % of the network and have been split into 8 routes. Carriageways on these highways are pre-treated with grit (rock salt) when ice or frost may form. Gritting is normally carried out at night, starting when the evening traffic peak is over. In times of snow, Priority 1 routes will be gritted first and until these routes are found to be safe and running, treatment of Priority 2 routes will not commence.
Here is a list of themGrit Priority 1 2010 Barnet Council
Barnet residents will generally recognise the main roads of Barnet. If you were to look in the right hand column you would find Essex Park N3.
Is it a bus route?; not according to google maps or TFL.
Is Essex Park a main commuter route? no, it is a little side road.
Does the Cabinet Member for the Environment live in this road? Yes he does!
His environment will be OK then. Taxis will be able to get in and out OK.
Of course, this is just a mistake, an unfortunate co-incidence, a typing error on the list. Right.
|First stop, Essex Park ?|