Mobile advertising concerns

Advertising vans and trailer parked in the closed slip road at the roundabout on the A259 Seaside and Lottbridge Drove. September 10th 2013 E37211P
Advertising vans and trailer parked in the closed slip road at the roundabout on the A259 Seaside and Lottbridge Drove. September 10th 2013 E37211P
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A redundant slip road in Eastbourne could be blocked off to prevent advertising vans parking there.

East Sussex County Council made the announcement after the Herald contacted them following a complaint from a resident, saying they were a distraction to motorists.

Hazel Lonsdale said, “Am I the only person who finds the sudden influx of mobile advertising a worry?

“There are several vans and lorries regularly parked at various places in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. The slip road near Tesco for example had four stationary vehicles advertising their businesses today.

“These vehicles obscure the junction and distract drivers from concentration on the road.

“Who grants permission for these advertising hoardings and how much consideration is given to the safety of road users?”

In response a spokesperson for East Sussex County Council said, “We are aware of this issue.

“There is no specific legislation which would prevent these kind of vans in the road and we’re looking into it and if there are any safety concerns raised by this.

“One of the options we’re considering or looking into is installing bollards at the bottom end of the layby (by Tesco).

“The vans are going round to the top end and reversing round into the road. We’re looking at installing them at the top end to stop it.”