The medieval market town of St Albans in Hertfordshire has been largely unaffected by the spell of heavy snow which has hit the UK in the past week. According to local residents, the roads have stayed clear, the schools remain open, and there have been no snowball fights.
“It’s a disgrace” said Ann Williams of Redbourn near St Albans, “It’s not right that I’m still expected to drive to work in town when people in Scotland and over in Essex have just been sitting at home. So much for David Cameron’s Big Society. We all have seasonal needs you know!”
School children have been particularly upset by the weather remaining “typical” for this time of the year. Wendy Hilditch reported that her son Graeme, aged 11, had been to school every day this week. “I don’t think it’s fair that the amount of education Graeme receives is determined by where we live. I mean, this is Hertfordshire after all! Besides, Graeme is a sensitive child and he was very distressed to see all the other children playing in the snow on Newsround.”
As a result of the mundane weather conditions, St Albans A&E Department has reported no noticeable rise in accidents. “I dealt with an ice-scraper injury yesterday,” said Senior Nurse Matt Collins, “but I don’t think the insertion was weather-related.”