Winter Management

Latest Notice from WSCC: 2014 WSCC Town and Parish Council article

The Winter Management Plan is designed to help the village be prepared for extreme weather conditions and has been put together with consultation from West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC).

The plan had to be simple, low in capital cost, and proportional to the current perceived level of threat and actual or potential resources deployed by other public authorities and services in their contingency plans. It has proved effective, and has been regularly reviewed before each winter, in accordance with the long and medium range forecasts for that winter.

The plan is designed to keep key roads and junctions in the village clear and to minimise any potential disruption to public transport links to the village.  The Grit Salt bins are replenished annually and residents are asked to use the grit salt supply as directed on the boxes; this supply is for junctions and pavements only and ‘not’ private driveways.

Residents are asked to help by clearing the pavement outside their homes to help keep pavements clear. We are also always looking to add to our snow clearing volunteers who help to clear snow from other areas around the village.  If you can help, please contact the Village Council Office.

In carrying out this plan AWPC is not taking on the responsibility of West Sussex County Council (WSCC). The plan links in with arrangements put in place by Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) and WSCC, whose insurers have been notified of this plan and its implications. Although this plan refers to “gritting”, the material provided by WSCC comprises mainly rock salt.  AWPC has no control over the specification of material provided by WSCC.

Road gritting within AWPC area:
Gritting by lorry continues to be resourced by WSCC and covers roads known as the “Precautionary Salting Network”.

  • A22
  • Wall Hill/Hammerwood Road bus route
  • Maypole Road
  • Woods Hill Lane
  • Hammerwood Road (to Bishops Green)Residential roads other than these are not treated in this way.
    Residential roads other than these are not treated in this way.