Following the heavy snow, councillors spent the day rescuing stranded cars, shovelling snow and clearing the driveway of a local care home in Arbourthorne.
Pat Rodgers, who works as a carer at Arbourthorne Care Home on Berners Road said:
“We need this driveway clear in case ambulances have to see our residents, but we haven’t got time to do it ourselves, especially during Covid.
“It is great to see councillors like Jack, Ben and Sophie roll their sleeves up like this. They did a great job clearing the driveway and we’re all very grateful.”
The care home, which is located in Arbourthorne, has been working hard to make sure that residents aren’t isolated, after putting in place extra measures to protect residents from Covid-19.
Cllr Sophie Wilson said: “It’s really important to look out for some of the most vulnerable residents in our community and those living and working in our care homes really are on the front line at the moment.”
Cllr Jack Scott went on to say: “Arbourthorne is one of the greatest parts of Sheffield. Everyone helps each other and mucks in, including local councillors. Obviously we had to maintain social distancing and my hands are freezing cold from today, but it’s been a joy to help play our part in keeping Arbourthorne safe and moving during the bad weather.”
Cllr Ben Miskell said: “Snowfall can really hit Arbourthorne hard. It’s right on top of a hill, with beautiful views over the city, but that’s meant that many cars have been sliding all over the place and our care homes needed some extra support keeping their drives clear of snow.”