Haywards Heath Town Council’s plan to combat heavy snow fall and ice

Haywards Heath Town Council has issued a Winter Management Plan as freezing temperatures hit the county.

The council is urging residents to take care of each other, the young, elderly and vulnerable, during the cold weather spell.

Snow in the north of Haywards Heath in a previous year. Photo by Steve Robards

Snow in the north of Haywards Heath in a previous year. Photo by Steve Robards

It has teamed up with the district and county council to ensure roads and pathways are safe for residents.

While the district and county council will be taking appropriate action on clearing snow or ice from public highways, pavements, precincts and private roads, the town council says it will be deploying its groundstaff to assist with the efforts to manage heavy snow fall and ice within the town.

A spokesman said: “With very cold weather and snow crossing the country, West Sussex County Council has issued instructions for what to do to prepare for, during and after snow.

“Haywards Heath Town Council also has a Winter Management Plan for Haywards Heath so please visit both of these resources for information and help.

“For the past couple of years snow and ice have been all too common factors in our winter weather.

“Preparation is taken very seriously by Haywards Heath Town Council; full details can be found in our Winter Management Plan.”

Early reports from The Met Office warned snow and sleet was due to hit the county from noon today.

However, the weather specialists have said this morning the warning has been pushed back to 9pm where there is around a 60 per cent chance Sussex will be hit by snow.

Read more here: Sussex snow latest: Met Office update weather warning

To view the Winter Management Plan, visit https://www.haywardsheath.gov.uk/Winter-Management.aspx.