Two other winter winners ...
STOCKS of grit at Peterborough City Council are healthy thanks to the milder weather.
The authority has to date been out on 17 runs in December 2011, compared to 2 in December 2010. Steve Lovelace, who runs a flower stall at Peterborough City Market, described the conditions as “perfect”, not so cold the plants froze in the bucket, not so hot that they wilted.
He said: “It means a better shelf-- life for us and the customer, as long as they haven’t got the heating on too high.”
The Met Office also announced yesterday that 2011 has been the second warmest year on record for the UK. It said provisional figures show that only 2006, with an average temperature of 9.7 C was warmer than 2011’s average temperature of 9.62C.
FULLY LOADED: Council grit supplies are healthy.