4x4 Club Keeps Community Meals on the Move
By StAlbansRobin | Sunday, December 19, 2010, 14:24
The Herts 4x4 Club has, following this weekend's snowfall in St. Albans, helped keep Community Meals on the move.
Catherine Street, leading to Folly Lane, Was Treacherous Sunday Morning
St. Albans Council's Richard Shwe with a Member of the Community Meals Team
Community Meals Vans Ready to Venture Out on Dangerous Roads
Community Meals, according to a spokesperson, delivers around 75 hot meals to the housebound, elderly and vulnerable in St. Albans every day and an additional 85 meals to Watford. People who receive the meals are dependent upon them, not just because they provide a good hot meal, but also because they are often the only contact that housebound people have during the day.
The meals are usually split between around seven vehicles, but the heavy snowfall this weekend has caused the service real challenges. The small, front wheel drive vans used by the service aren't well suited to the treacherous road conditions caused by the recent snow, so this weekend the service has reached out to members of the Herts 4x4 Club to keep the meals moving. Whilst there are delays, all meals will be delivered today, according to Community Meals.
Richard Shwe, Head of Culture and Community Development for St. Albans City and District Council, who was himself helping deliver meals today in his own 4x4, told St. Albans People that the Herts 4x4 Club had been essential in helping keeping the meals on the move. He also appealed to 4x4 owners who wish to help in the coming days, or whenever heavy snow hits this winter, to contact him directly. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org