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Straw poll - do you clear the snow on the pavement outside your house?

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ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 16:27:14

1) Yes
2) No - can't (no shovel, physically unabe to do shovelling etc.)
3) No - not applicable (no pavement, never any snow)
4) No - other reason

and... which area of the country are you in?

a) Outside UK
b) England
c) Wales
d) Scotland
e) Northern Ireland

From my very unscientific sample of the 52 houses I can see from my bedroom window, 7 have cleared their bit of pavement. I was wondering how that reflected MN.

ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 16:27:50

And my answer is 1b smile

Thequeenisdeadboys Mon 11-Dec-17 16:29:24

4C grin

dontcallmelen Mon 11-Dec-17 16:29:41

1a we put salt stuff on our drive & on ours & next doors bit of pavement.

grannytomine Mon 11-Dec-17 16:29:50

My answer is 3b.

dontcallmelen Mon 11-Dec-17 16:30:00

Oops should be b

PotteringAlong Mon 11-Dec-17 16:33:23


ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 16:33:42

Excellent. I'm making a spreadsheet grin blush

BenLui Mon 11-Dec-17 16:33:58

1 d.

However most of that is done as part of clearing the driveway so I can’t claim it as some altruistic neighbourly action.

InfiniteSheldon Mon 11-Dec-17 16:34:36

I would put salt but wouldn't shovel orders as that can turn it to uceu

InfiniteSheldon Mon 11-Dec-17 16:34:49


Knittedfairies Mon 11-Dec-17 16:35:17

My answer is 1b, if by 'you' it means someone in this household. My husband enjoys shifting snow.

Unicorn81 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:35:39

1d and our council sends a wee pavement gritter out too

LightastheBreeze Mon 11-Dec-17 16:36:29

1b. DH did it do I could get to the car and he also put salt down

ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 16:37:58

Good point knittedfairies. Yes, 'you' means 'someone in your household'.

Clearing the pavement using salt counts, but only if it actually clears the pavement. I agree that shovelling and not using salt is a bit pointless.

ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 16:38:51

Unicorn so no one goes out in their wellies and dressing gown with a tub of table salt? grin Amazing.

LightastheBreeze Mon 11-Dec-17 16:39:02

Mine was shovelling and salt

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-Dec-17 16:39:46


In Canada not clearly the snow outside your house is the equivalent to taking an enormous shit outside your house in full view of your neighbours and leaving it there. They shovel here when it's still snowing. And your neighbours might passive aggressively clear your snow if you don't. Oh, and you can get fined/sued.

They might seem polite but it's death by a thousand cuts I'm telling you.

BrizzleDrizzle Mon 11-Dec-17 16:39:46

2B, but I do offer to get shopping for my elderly neighbour who can't go out when it snows.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 11-Dec-17 16:40:42

I did 7 years ago when the snow was really bad.

KatieKookaburra26 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:40:53


ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 16:41:38

MrsTerryPratchett how does that work? Do you have x hours after the last snowfall?

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-Dec-17 16:41:39

[] Most Canadian thing ever.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 11-Dec-17 16:41:43

3 b. Semi rural and down a lane, if you haven’t got a 4wd you’re not going anywhere smile. Having said that we live in a part of the country that rarely gets snow. sad

RockNRollNerd Mon 11-Dec-17 16:43:11

1b but lived in Germany where you have to do it also know it’s easier in the long run to clear and salt when it’s just fallen and keep on top of it as then when it thaws you don’t have a week of treacherous hard packed ice

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