WALTHAM FOREST: Readers capture wintry scenes across the borough

WALTHAM FOREST: Readers capture wintry scenes across the borough

A snowman in Station Road

Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, this morning

The Town Hall, in Forest Road

First published in News by

THE snow has now stopped falling – but readers have been sending photographs of wintry scenes across the borough.

Rupert Hitchcox sent us a picture of Walthamstow's famous town hall building covered in snow, Stefan Baker took a snap of Grove Green Road, in Leytonstone, covered with ice this morning, while Cllr James O'Rourke spotted a tall, thin snowman in Station Road, Chingford.

The weather has caused traffic congestion in Hoe Street, Walthamstow and High Road, Leyton.

Forecasters say we are unlikely to have any more snow in the next few days.

It will be overcast today, but will brighten up by the end of the week, meaning Christmas is more likely to be sunny than white.

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11:16am Tue 22 Dec 09

jrp says...

It may look great but, WHERE WERE THE ROAD GRITTERS? This bloody council are as useful as a pile of dog turd.
It may look great but, WHERE WERE THE ROAD GRITTERS? This bloody council are as useful as a pile of dog turd. jrp
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2:02pm Tue 22 Dec 09

wfmywordmybond says...

jrp wrote:
It may look great but, WHERE WERE THE ROAD GRITTERS? This bloody council are as useful as a pile of dog turd.
jrp - You only have to look at the national news to see that Councils up and down the land were taken by surprise by the suddenness and severity of the snowfall. Even Government agencies responsible for motorways were caught out.
BTW it was gratifying to see people clearing their paths and the footpath outside their properties last night. Whilst they contribute to the community it is sad that others only moan.
[quote][p][bold]jrp[/bold] wrote: It may look great but, WHERE WERE THE ROAD GRITTERS? This bloody council are as useful as a pile of dog turd.[/p][/quote]jrp - You only have to look at the national news to see that Councils up and down the land were taken by surprise by the suddenness and severity of the snowfall. Even Government agencies responsible for motorways were caught out. BTW it was gratifying to see people clearing their paths and the footpath outside their properties last night. Whilst they contribute to the community it is sad that others only moan. wfmywordmybond
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2:09pm Tue 22 Dec 09

jrp says...

wfmywordmybond wrote:
jrp wrote:
It may look great but, WHERE WERE THE ROAD GRITTERS? This bloody council are as useful as a pile of dog turd.
jrp - You only have to look at the national news to see that Councils up and down the land were taken by surprise by the suddenness and severity of the snowfall. Even Government agencies responsible for motorways were caught out.
BTW it was gratifying to see people clearing their paths and the footpath outside their properties last night. Whilst they contribute to the community it is sad that others only moan.
Rubbish, other councils were gritting mid afternoon before it started. If they can do it just from Met office warnings then so can Waltham Forest, or do Waltham Forest have their own weather forecasters that are as useless as the council. You have absolutely no idea how much myself and my partner put into the local community so be very careful when commenting.
[quote][p][bold]wfmywordmybond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrp[/bold] wrote: It may look great but, WHERE WERE THE ROAD GRITTERS? This bloody council are as useful as a pile of dog turd.[/p][/quote]jrp - You only have to look at the national news to see that Councils up and down the land were taken by surprise by the suddenness and severity of the snowfall. Even Government agencies responsible for motorways were caught out. BTW it was gratifying to see people clearing their paths and the footpath outside their properties last night. Whilst they contribute to the community it is sad that others only moan.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, other councils were gritting mid afternoon before it started. If they can do it just from Met office warnings then so can Waltham Forest, or do Waltham Forest have their own weather forecasters that are as useless as the council. You have absolutely no idea how much myself and my partner put into the local community so be very careful when commenting. jrp
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2:46pm Tue 22 Dec 09

wfmywordmybond says...

jrp - My partner travelled through a number of London councils yesterday and each of them were in the same position as Waltham Forest. The Blackwall Tunnel was closed, the A12 running through a number of east London boroughs brought to a stand still, as was the M11.
jrp - My partner travelled through a number of London councils yesterday and each of them were in the same position as Waltham Forest. The Blackwall Tunnel was closed, the A12 running through a number of east London boroughs brought to a stand still, as was the M11. wfmywordmybond
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2:57pm Tue 22 Dec 09

ledbutz says...

You useless bastards. The highways department spends millions messing about with the roads like at Hale End Road they have rearranged the road so that the bus stop is not in a lay-by and now the cars have to wait behind the bus - you spiteful bastards. Then they realised they made a mistake and are now redoing the road again a month later. If they have got enough money for this why haven't they got enough money to get out there and grit the roads instead, that's the only thing we want. Just to add insult to injury there were traffic wardens ticketing abandoned cars when they should be out there with shovels and a brooms clearing the snow, the useless bastards - you are all just poncing off the rest of us. The roads in Waltham Forest were a total and absolute disgrace last night. No doubt the road gritters were at their Christmas Party because those of us who had to travel anywhere in the Borough had a complete and utter nightmare travelling home. Some people took four hours to travel to Epping - what is this all about!
You useless bastards. The highways department spends millions messing about with the roads like at Hale End Road they have rearranged the road so that the bus stop is not in a lay-by and now the cars have to wait behind the bus - you spiteful bastards. Then they realised they made a mistake and are now redoing the road again a month later. If they have got enough money for this why haven't they got enough money to get out there and grit the roads instead, that's the only thing we want. Just to add insult to injury there were traffic wardens ticketing abandoned cars when they should be out there with shovels and a brooms clearing the snow, the useless bastards - you are all just poncing off the rest of us. The roads in Waltham Forest were a total and absolute disgrace last night. No doubt the road gritters were at their Christmas Party because those of us who had to travel anywhere in the Borough had a complete and utter nightmare travelling home. Some people took four hours to travel to Epping - what is this all about! ledbutz
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5:29pm Tue 22 Dec 09

Panoptes says...

I think we get the message, ledbutz, the council is ineffectual and born out of wedlock. Tell us something we didn't know.
I think we get the message, ledbutz, the council is ineffectual and born out of wedlock. Tell us something we didn't know. Panoptes
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11:16pm Tue 22 Dec 09

Robert19 says...

I seem to remember that it started off as rain yesterday afternoon before getting colder and becoming snow. If you grit whilst it is raining, it simply washes away the grit. The whole of the south east had problems not just Waltham Forest so let's not go over the top on this.
I seem to remember that it started off as rain yesterday afternoon before getting colder and becoming snow. If you grit whilst it is raining, it simply washes away the grit. The whole of the south east had problems not just Waltham Forest so let's not go over the top on this. Robert19
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1:22am Thu 24 Dec 09

mdj says...

It took me 3hrs 40 minutes to drive back to Whipps Cross from Acton on Monday: three of those hours were from the bottom of Lea Bridge Road. Coincidence? The snow was at its worst before that point.
It took me 3hrs 40 minutes to drive back to Whipps Cross from Acton on Monday: three of those hours were from the bottom of Lea Bridge Road. Coincidence? The snow was at its worst before that point. mdj
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