Help tackle icy pavements in South Leeds

Living Streets, the national charity that stands up for pedestrians, is campaigning to keep pavements ice free this winter.

South Leeds Life readers are being urged to join the campaign and write to Leeds City Council urging them to keep pavements ice free this and every winter.

A spokeswoman said:

“Icy and snowy pavements are a danger to us all during the winter months. Last year around 20,000 people in the UK were admitted to hospital after slipping on icy pavements.

“If you’re older, disabled or have a pushchair, these ice-rink conditions make it almost impossible to venture outdoors. It doesn’t have to be this way. Your council has a legal duty to keep pavements safe.”

More details and to join the campaign can be found here. You can also report, view and discuss local problems such as lighting, paving slabs and graffitti etc over at Fix My Street.