Winter weather

Level 3 cold weather alert

Monday 11 December 2017

The Met Office issued a Level 3 cold weather alert from Thursday 7 until Wednesday 13 December. Throughout this time we will be keeping a close eye on the forecast.

A cold weather alert means that the main risk is low temperatures. We take action when trigger temperatures are reached. We will keep you up to date on this web page and social media. Please follow  on twitter and like our Facebook page.

We're keeping an eye on our full gritting route to see when it needs to be well treated with salt.

Get details of the cold weather alert on the Met Office website

Are you cold at home?

Severe weather shelter for rough sleepers open

Our severe weather shelter for rough sleepers will be open again tonight (Monday 11 December) in response to 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 Mungos. 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

Check on elderly and vulnerable neighbours

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

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Updates will be posted on this page and on our Twitter account:

​​Find out about our winter weather preparations