....Mrs McCauley explained how she had been unable to leave her house for three weeks due to the weather.

“My grandson visited me at the New Year and cleared the snow from the path but then it snowed that night and I couldn’t get out the following day,” she said.

“I haven’t been out since we had our Christmas party on December 22 so I’m very grateful to the men on community service who have helped today—it’s marvellous.”

Mrs Mellon was equally pleased. “The conditions have been terrible and I’ve not been able to get out,” she said. “It’s smashing that these offenders have been out here clearing the paths. They’ve done a fantastic job.”

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