Clearing snow and ice
In winter many people help keep pavements and public spaces around their homes and businesses clear of snow, but some people are put off doing so because of fears of being sued.
If you are going to help clear pavements and public spaces of snow and ice you need to be aware of how to do so properly. You can find out more about how to correctly and safely clear snow and ice on the government's website.
Gritting and grit bins
East Sussex County Council are the highways authority for the Hastings and St Leonards area. They are responsible for the winter maintenance of most roads across the borough. They also maintain grit bits in key locations and provide residents with private grit bins on a chargeable basis. You can find out more on the their website
Hastings Borough Council does not provide grit bins or fund them.
What we will do
We have put together a helpful leaflet to let you know what we will do in the case of severe winter weather:
- Snow and ice advice leaflet (.pdf 109KB)