Storm Eunice update (18 February)

The Met Office is warning of significant disruption and danger to life from Storm Eunice, with gusts of up to 80mph. A red weather warning is in place in our area from 10am until 3pm today (Friday 18 February).

Unfortunatly, this means that we will be unable to collect any bins today. If your waste or recycling was due to be collected today, please keep hold of this. Our crews will be able to collect excess general waste on your next scheduled general waste collection day. Likewise, we’ll also be able to collect excess recycling on your next scheduled recycling collection day. Strong winds are likely to blow your bin over so please don’t leave bins out.

Our Customer Service Centre in East Pallant House is also closed, but you can access many of our services online, or call us if you need support.

Our public conveniences will also be closed today, and the council is discouraging people from visiting parks and green spaces during the storm for their safety. Priory Park and Bishops Palace Gardens are closed.

The Friday Farmers’ Market in Chichester has also been cancelled, and The Novium Museum is closed for the day.

Litter picking, road sweeping and the emptying of litter and dig bins will resume early next week.

Residents are advised to stay away from the coastline for their safety. Shingle will also be cleared from coastal roads as soon as it is safe to do so.

There was also a visit due to take place today with the Planning Inspector for the proposed development at Field South Of Raughmere Drive, Lavant, West Sussex (20/02675/OUTEIA), which has been cancelled. 

If you experience a power cut, you can call 105 free of charge – no matter who your provider is – to get emergency help and advice.

Southern Water have an emergency contact number, which you can call if you experience any issues: 0330 3030368. You can also contact them by visiting the




Southern Water website.


You can read the full weather warning on the 




MET Office website



 and you can also read 




advice on staying safe in a storm.


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