Friday 23 February
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the South East, which may affect Brighton & Hove, for early next week. The warning is from 4pm Monday 26 February to midnight on Tuesday 27 February.
We will continue to keep a close watch over the forecast and ensure that our gritting routes are well treated with salt.
Our gritters will be out from 7pm this evening treating our full route with salt. Please take extra care on untreated roads and pavements.
Severe weather shelter for rough sleepers open
Our severe weather shelter for rough sleepers will be open tonight, Saturday (24 February) and Sunday (25 February) in response to predicted the cold weather. The shelter is open to all rough sleepers.
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper at any time, please use Streetlink to get in touch with our outreach team. You can also call on 0300 500 0914.
The severe weather shelter is run by Brighton Housing Trust (BHT). BHT work with our street outreach service run by St Mungo's. St Mungo’s will be working with other local organisations to inform rough sleepers about the shelters and to assist BHT in co-ordinating shelter places.
There's more information on our web page: How to help people living rough on the street
How you can help in cold weather
Please check on your elderly and vulnerable neighbours to see if they need help with getting food, medicine or care during cold weather. If you know people who are having problems getting services they need, contact our adult social care helpline 01273 295555.
Find out about protecting the elderly this winter on the Met Office website.
Four wheel drive vehicle volunteers
Each winter we ask for owners of 4x4 vehicles to sign up with us to volunteer. Drivers can help us provide support services during severe weather. To volunteer email email@example.com
We work with homelessness agencies to provide emergency shelter for rough sleepers in extremely cold weather.
If you are concerned about a rough sleeper at any time, please use Streetlink to get in touch with our outreach team. You can also call on 0300 500 0914. There's more information on our web page how to help people living rough on the street
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