Henfield parish council has invested in new equipment to deal with snow clearance and fallen trees.
Council works officer Dick Nye has been equipped with a new emergency van, a two-wheeled tractor snow sweeper, a gritter and a chainsaw.
Digby Stephenson, chairman of Henfield Open Spaces Committee, said: “Reductions in local services forced on West Sussex County and Horsham District Council by reduced budgets meant we had to take action ourselves to be ready for emergency conditions.
“With this new equipment we are able to provide a very cost effective and speedy solution to local problems caused by the weather.”
For Henfield Council call 01273 492507.
Report by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media.