I am amazed by Hounslow Council running out of grit to treat the icy roads in this extreme weather.
I am not lucky enough to be indoors by a roaring log fire, with a foaming pint by my side, so need to get out and about.
I am sure I am not the only one to be at risk on icy pavements and slippery roads in the recent cold spell.
I still need to shop, visit friends and run errands, so why can't the authorities be more prepared?
If I were to slip and injure my back, would I be entitled,by law, to compensation?
I might even end up in hospital with a back straightener or support device - so next time there is a bad forecast, get your act together council.
HARRY MIGUEL Vine Place, Hounslow.