Two hours of light snow have had a devastating impact on many Londoner families and have left more than four million people in need of aid. In many parts of the city the road system has effectively collapsed as light flurries of snow have meant that windscreens may need to be cleared before driving takes place, supplies of various misleadingly named types of coffee have been cut and speciality biscuits are in short supply. Some areas have not had a fresh ciabatta delivered for up to 30 minutes.
In addition, over one million people have now fled to the neighbouring counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Kent. Refugees are arriving at towns which are already stretched to capacity, and many families are living in crude houses built by volume builders, in partially finished buildings with snagging issues relating to poor plasterwork and poorly fitted window locks unresolved since the properties were built during the property boom. Please help if you can.