Gritting and snow ploughing changes

West Sussex County Council have informed the parish council that they are reducing the gritting and snow ploughing commitments within the parish and wider areas due to budget cuts. Although the gritting route within Thakeham is largely unchanged, if we do get substantial snowfall there may be problems with the main B roads (B2139/B2133) remaining uncleared. Unfortunately, the parish council doesn’t have the capacity to take over this responsibility, especially at such short notice but we are exploring options to minimise the impact where we can. Our website and facebook page will have information regarding any major problems with the roads in the event of severe weather.