Snow and ice forecast
Very cold weather and possibly snow is forecast for Hastings early next week.
We have contacted our contractors and reminded them of our severe weather plan and the possible need to clear snow in the town centre and on "hostage roads" (where one road gives access to a whole network/estate) where snowfall would potentially trap large numbers of people. The clearing of roads is a County Council responsibility and is supplemented by this council in a limited and focused way.
We have also activated our severe weather protocol and as a result nobody should be forced to sleep on the streets in the event of severe cold weather :- we are working with a number of agencies to provide night shelter. This is guided by a forecast of temperatures falling below zero and feeling like this through wind chill.
It is likely any severe snowfall will disrupt waste and recycling collections, but we will need to respond to this in light of the scale of potential disruption.
We will be posting up to date information on our website. As yet it is not definite there will be substantial snowfall. Current forecasts show snow from Monday night.
For more details on what councils do during periods of snow and ice please go to :-