Seaford: War on pavement parking

Pictured: Cllr Carolyn Lambert (left) and Carol Edwards with the petition calling for a ban on parking on pavements in Seaford. (E47054M)
Pictured: Cllr Carolyn Lambert (left) and Carol Edwards with the petition calling for a ban on parking on pavements in Seaford. (E47054M)

A CAMPAIGN to stop people parking on pavements in Seaford is being launched following concerns that children’s lives are being put in danger.

Carol Edwards is keen to stop those motorists guilty of parking in this way, particularly on roads near the town’s schools.

She is hoping East Sussex County Council will impose a ban on pavement parking across Seaford.

She said, “Inconsiderate parking on pavements and grass verges is a major concern to local people and has a particular impact on families with young children in pushchairs who get pushed out to walk on the roads.

“It is also dangerous for older people and those using wheelchairs.”

County Councillor Carolyn Lambert is supporting Carol in her campaign and both will be outside Morrisons in Seaford on Saturday (November 26) at 11am where anyone who wishes to can sign the petition.

Cllr Lambert said, “I strongly support Carol in her campaign and will be going with her to present her petition to East Sussex County Council to ask them to impose a ban on pavement parking across Seaford.

“Apart from the danger to pedestrians, parking on the pavements causes damage which local tax payers then have to pay to repair.”

A spokesman for East Sussex County Council said parking on pavements was an issue that should be flagged up with police, adding, “It is possible we could put up no parking on pavement signs and this would be enforced by traffic wardens.

“We would have to have a consultation with local residents first.”