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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Winter Maintenance

Preparing for Winter

The local councils have been working together to try and ensure the best use of limited resources, in dealing with snow and ice.


Main roads

When necessary, West Sussex County Council will grit these roads in our Parish:

  • Hassocks Road and the High Street to Albourne (the B2116)
  • Albourne to Sayers Common and the A23 (the B2118)
  • Cuckfield Road (from the High Street to Goddards Green and A2300)
  • Brighton Road. (the B2117)


Other roads

In severe conditions WSCC enlist the help of some local contractors and farmers to clear, but not grit, some minor roads following heavy snowfall:

  • Trinity Road,
  • Western Road
  • Marchants Road
  • College Lane (Wickham Hill end).

These have been chosen because of their particular importance and where gradients can cause problems. If you live on any of these please try to keep your car off the road, to help the snow-clearance.


Grit/Salt Bags

Wherever possible bulk bags of grit will be placed as follows:

  • Western Road, in front of the allotments gate,
  • Blackthorns, corner of Willow Way,
  • Iden Hurst, corner of Cuckfield Road,
  • Marchants Road, corner of Cuckfield Road,
  • Charity Shop/Chantry Stables noticeboard,
  • Health Centre, Trinity Road, next to footpath/bench,
  • Cherrington Close, corner of Highfield Drive,
  • Village Hall, Sayers Common.

These are available for nearby residents’ use on pavements – but not for private use. You only need to lightly sprinkle a small amount of the grit – otherwise it is wasteful and adds to water pollution.