Winter weather

Find out which services are affected by the icy weather and see what we're doing to keep the city moving and residents safe

Gritting and road safety

Our teams are working hard to keep the city moving and residents safe.

Our gritters have been out all week and will continue depending on the weather conditions and forecast

We also have contractors hand clearing snow in areas most affected by the severe weather. This includes:

  • Bevendean
  • Woodingdean
  • Mile Oak

Our teams are going to continue gritting roads throughout today.

They will concentrate on carriageways first and then footways. We are also replenishing stocks in grit bins

We grit around 156 miles of road around the city.

We prioritise our:

  • main A roads and most B roads
  • bus routes
  • links to schools
  • roads that lead to hospitals or are key for emergency services

It is important to remember that gritting a road cannot guarantee it will be free of ice. 

We ask that if you have to travel today, take extra care and drive to the conditions.

Snow and ice affecting recycling and refuse collections 

There will be disruption to some collections today. This is due to snow and ice making access to some areas difficult.

We will be keeping the situation under review while conditions remain icy. We will be checking whether we can access roads safely.

Crews will also be continuing gritting rounds today. 

Leave your bins out and we will update this page with any further information. 

Advice and support

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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.

Rough sleepers

We work with homelessness agencies to provide emergency shelter for rough sleepers when the temperature is predicted to drop below 0 degrees Celsius or there is an amber weather warning.

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.

Stay up to date

Updates will be posted on this page and on our Twitter account at @BrightonHoveCC