Winter has hit hard in Grange Manor this week. The hill of Rocwood Drive is causing much trouble for residents getting in and out of the estate and it would be advisable if people could avoid any unnecessary trips via car. The parking situation on Rocwood Drive and Rocwood Walk on Sunday night was somewhat understandable but also quite careless. While people no doubt wish to avoid coming back up the hill in the morning, some residents abandoned cars, partially blocking driveways, and Rocwood Walk had cars parked at either side of its entry – making it rather difficult to gain access should the emergency services have been called to a house in the area. The residents’ association would urge people to exercise due caution when choosing a parking space and to remember that people live at the front of the estate too – maneuvering in and out of frozen driveways, with cars parked close either side, is a recipe for an accident.
While the footpaths seem relatively safe there are reports of some very icy areas, mostly in the hilly regions of the estate (Rocwood Drive, Magenta). With the conditions set to continue, according to the forecast, we hope that all residents will stay safe and accident free. Hopefully the council spreader will be around soon to give the estate a helping hand.
The great community spirit can also be seen with residents helping to push each other up the hill. Some people with better grip are driving to the top and walking back to help others less fortunate with traction. Other residents have been chipping away, with shovels, at the ice near speedbumps, to help give the cars that little extra grip going over the bump. If everyone continues to help each other like this, we’ll beat these harsh conditions without any trouble! 🙂