Wednesday 23 January 2013 3.05pm
Having spent four of the past seven working days in Brussels, lots of snow -10C last week, maybe we should introduce their rules which are that the building owner is responsible for the pavement outside their building, if anyone is injured becuase of snow or ice the building owner is liable. Works quite well.Not sure how they deal with infirm pensioners, but I guess neighbours help.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I've been having that thought for the last few days.
I'm not in favour of making extra laws; I'd rather it became seen as a civic duty for those who can manage it. Like thousands of others, I paddled down BHS this week trying to stay on two feet on the ice. Almost every inch of that route is bordered by shops. Why can't we expect the shops to clear their pavements, rather than wait for the council to do it, or wait for it to melt?
...if you press it, they will come.