Seafront parking petition calls for residents’ permits

Parking issues in streets between  Royal Parade and Seaside. Rylstone Road, a trade vehicle parked in Rylstone Road on double yellow lines and on the pavement EH040315_21 March 4th 2015 SUS-150403-162810001
Parking issues in streets between Royal Parade and Seaside. Rylstone Road, a trade vehicle parked in Rylstone Road on double yellow lines and on the pavement EH040315_21 March 4th 2015 SUS-150403-162810001

A petition has been launched calling for roads off the seafront to be made residents’ parking only areas.

People living close to Treasure Island and Princes Park including Carlton Road, Rylestone Road, Latimer Road, Beamsley Road and Halton Road say they are frequently unable to park outside their homes and are calling on East Sussex County Council to introduce parking restrictions in the area.

Resident Patricia Hinton is behind the petition and said, “The problems are many: poor parking, taking up two spaces, parking on double yellow lines and I have never once seen a parking warden in this area in all the seven years I have lived here.

“The car parks are under used and although there are spaces in the wider roads people still choose our street to park in. If people are unhappy about not being able to park in their street, never mind outside their homes they should sign the petition.

“It’s getting worse every year, especially on and after the Easter holidays and in the summer months.”

Ward councillor Steve Wallis has said he will present the petition to the county council on behalf of the residents having been involved in campaign further along in Channel View Road where residents are being consulted over whether they want residents’ permits.

A spokesperson at the county council said, “We regularly review parking arrangements. If we receive requests from a number of residents for parking controls in their area, we will carry out an initial, informal consultation to gauge interest, followed by formal consultation if appropriate.

“We will consider any proposal from residents for permit parking in these particular areas of Eastbourne and if there is demand for such a scheme this will be included in a parking review later this year. If the idea of a permit parking scheme received support in the formal consultation, this would be presented to the next appropriate planning committee.”