Shop owner’s call for customer parking

Langney Road Salvation Army on left and Langney Domestics on right. June 19th 2013 E25404P

Langney Road Salvation Army on left and Langney Domestics on right. June 19th 2013 E25404P

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A town centre trader is calling on the council to bring in new parking regulations so his customers can find somewhere to park.

Ted Kerrell, a director at Langney Domestics in Langney Road, says people are not using his shop because there is nowhere to park and the only spaces available are being taken up by people who park there all day.

He wants to see three of the 16 spaces opposite his shop outside the Salvation Army Citadel redesignated as to one hour only parking between 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday so customers could park there.

He has written to East Sussex County Council, business secretary Vinca Cable and the town’s MP Stephen Lloyd in a bid to get the parking regulations changed.

Mr Kerrell told the Herald, “Parking near our shop is virtually impossible and there is nowhere for people to stop never mind park.

“At present there is room for 16 cars to park all day and night and they are permanently full. I would like to see three of those spaces restricted to one hour.

“It would make such an enormous difference to everyone and at such a small cost, it would increase our income. All we need is a bit of common sense.”

A county council spokesperson said, “Issues surrounding unrestricted parking in Langney Road were not raised during extensive consultation over changes to parking in the area. We will review the changes in September 2014, a year after they formally come into effect, as is standard. At this time we will be happy to consider suggestions and consult with all businesses and residents in the area on these.”