Henfield all set to deal with snow and storms

Parish council works officer Dick  Nye with the new council snow  sweeper (right) and gritter, plus the new council vehicle. Pic by Steve Bailey
Parish council works officer Dick Nye with the new council snow sweeper (right) and gritter, plus the new council vehicle. Pic by Steve Bailey

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.

This fallen tree destroyed a lamp-post and closed the London Road at Henfield on Christmas Eve. Picture by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media

This fallen tree destroyed a lamp-post and closed the London Road at Henfield on Christmas Eve. Picture by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media

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.