Winter Plan and Advice

In preparation for any bad weather which may be experienced over the winter months, the Council have prepared the following information to help you.

Cuckfield Winter Management Plan

This document contains key information relating to the support available within Cuckfield in case of bad weather. Included are:

  • Key Contacts
  • Sites of Salt Bins/Bulk Bags
  • Problem Areas of Focus
  • Gritting Routes

Calling winter volunteers

The Council is always seeking volunteers who are at the ready to help clear snow and ice from the pavements. If you are able to help this year or know of anyone who would be interested in joining the scheme, please contact the Parish Office for further information:

Alternatively, if you own a 4x4 vehicle and would be prepared to help if needed, perhaps taking an elderly person to hospital, please contact the Parish Office with your details.

The Snow Code

This page contains advice on how to clear snow from pathways safely:

The official UK Government website for legal advice:

Gov UK Winter Guidelines


West Sussex County Council, as Highway Authority, has a statutory duty to ensure that “as far as is reasonably practicable, safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice” (Section 41 (1a) of the Highways Act 1980). WSCC has identified the service that it will provide, with the resources available, during the winter period of October to April. The WSCC Winter Service Plan is published on the WSCC website:


Whilst the District Council is not legally obliged to clear snow or ice from public highways, pavements, precincts and private roads, in the most extreme circumstances Mid Sussex District Council will work with local Town and Parish Councils and assist in the clearance of snow and ice, in agreed priority areas. From the outset of any severe weather event, the District Council will request a brief situation report from local Parish and Town Councils to help inform the prioritisation of the response. MSDC’s Severe Weather Plan is published on the MSDC website:

Key emergency planning contacts

Organisation Phone Contact
Sussex Police 0845 6070 999 [email protected]
South Coast Ambulance Service 01444 489445 [email protected]
West Sussex Fire and Rescue 01243 752492 [email protected]
Mid Sussex District Council 01444 458166 [email protected]
Crawley Borough Council 01293 438212 [email protected]
West Sussex County Council 01243 642103
Environment Agency 0845 9881188 [email protected]
South East Water 0845 602 1724
Southern Water 0845 2780845
Haywards Heath Town Council 01444 455694 [email protected]
Cuckfield Parish Council 01444 451610 [email protected]