Karen Allen

I fought South Shields at the May 2010 General Election for the Conservatives, gaining a 6.4% swing which was a 4% vote increase. The Conservatives polled 7,886 up from 5,207 in 2005. I was born in the North East and grew up in South Shields. I currently live in London and am employed as a Director at Lloyd's Broker Howden International.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Snowy Shields



It was a scene from a Winter Wonderland waking up in South Shields on New Year's Day. As reported in the gazette today though the snow has brought a lot of services to a stand still in the town:

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/Snow-joke--and-there39s.5951463.jp

What the Gazette doesn't mention is it's no wonder King St was deserted this morning - despite the metro being down and it being generally difficult to get into the town centre - even if you could get there, without any gritting at 9.30am (I don't know if this changed during the day) you'd be mad to try to negotiate the ice on King St.

With more snow set to be on the way, I hope the council does has plenty of grit....

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