Snow and ice updates

In the event of snow or ice some council services may be affected. We apologise for any disruption caused.

Please check the relevant council service below for updates on how they have been affected by adverse weather conditions.

There are currently no snow or ice alerts in the Adur and Worthing area.

Council offices and cancelled meetings

In the event of snow or ice updates regarding any service disruptions will be posted on:

To check whether a council office's opening hours have been affected or a scheduled meeting will still be taking place, please contact the relevant location or person directly. See:

Recycling and waste collections

Your bin may not be collected in the event of snow or ice, or the service may be disrupted. Service updates will be posted on the website as well as:

We try, where possible, to maintain our services during adverse weather conditions. However:

  • It can take longer to collect waste in snowy and icy conditions, and individual drivers will decide whether roads are safe to access or not. As a result, some roads may not get their bins collected at the usual time, or your collection may be missed.
  • If your bin is not emptied on your normal collection day we will collect it on your next scheduled collection day, along with any additional side waste - please make sure it is securely bagged.
  • Waste can get frozen in your bin when temperatures drop. If this happens and your bin does not get fully emptied you will have to wait until your next collection day.
  • Following a period of adverse weather conditions your collection schedule will resume as normal:
  • If you have any further queries regarding your recycling and waste collection, please:


Rubbish tips (Household Waste Recycling Sites)

The tips, or Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS), in Adur and Worthing are run by West Sussex County Council (WSCC).

During adverse weather please check opening times with the relevant site directly before you travel, see:

Gritting and icy pavements

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) are responsible for sending the gritters out. For updates please see:

School closures

Schools are run by West Sussex County Council (WSCC), rather than Adur & Worthing Councils. Individual schools will assess whether it is safe for them to open, based on local conditions and the number of staff who are able to come into school.

You should contact a school directly to check whether they are open. Schools are also asked to let West Sussex County Council know if they decide to close, and full details can be found on their website:

Car parks

In the event of snow or ice, car parks will remain open but you are advised to take extra care when using them.

For more information about car parks please see:

Leisure centres, Worthing Theatres and Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Any changes to opening hours will be posted on each venue's website, please see below. Please check before you travel.


Libraries are run by West Sussex County Council (WSCC). Please contact the relevant library to check whether opening hours have been affected.

For library contact details please see:

Worthing Crematorium

In the event of snow and ice, check the following for updates regarding the crematorium:

Crematorium services

  • To check whether a service is still going ahead please contact the crematorium directly or the relevant funeral director
  • Any services postponed due to snow or ice will be rescheduled as soon as possible

Crematorium access and parking

  • To keep disruption to a minimum, gritters and a snow plough will be used where necessary
  • Access to the crematorium may be more difficult if conditions on surrounding roads are affected
  • Access to some parking bays and the gardens may be limited

Travel and traffic news

In the event of snow and ice, remember to take care:

  • only travel if your journey is absolutely essential, and check weather forecasts before setting out
  • be aware that roads and pavements may be icy following an overnight freeze or snow fall - if you're driving make sure you slow down and take extra care, especially in more rural areas and on residential roads which may not have been gritted
  • allow extra time for your journey
  • check for travel and traffic updates on local radio or online - see:
  • keep emergency supplies in your car boot, including a torch, blanket, warm clothes, boots, food, water, spade and phone charger
  • if you are planning to use public transport, check with your service provider before starting your journey

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Page last updated: 04 March 2024

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