Car park to close for maintenance

Hailsham’s main car park is set to receive some tender loving care at the end of the month.

Phase Two of Wealden’s Car Park Improvement Programme will begin at the end of October, which is part of a five-year maintenance programme to ensure free car parks remain in good condition and benefit from improved technology such as low energy lighting and anti-graffiti signage.

The work involves resurfacing the car parks with a hard-wearing bitumen tarmac, and the painting on of new traffic control and bay marking.

Cllr Graham Wells, Cabinet member responsible for asset management, said, “Wealden owns and manages 42 car parks in the district.

“Nearly all are free at the point of use which provides a tremendous service for our residents, visitors and local businesses. We try to ensure closure for essential maintenance is for a short a period as possible, and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The following car parks are to benefit from Phase Two of the improvement programme. They will be closed for a short time to allow for work to be carried out:

• Vicarage Field (Waitrose) Car Park Hailsham - closed October 24-25.

• Groombridge Memorial Hall Car Park - closed October 28-29.

• Hartfield Road Car Park, Forest Row - Closed October 31.

Lower Road Car Park, Forest • Row - closed November 5-6.

The above dates are dependent on the weather. Please visit the car park information page of the Wealden website or the Wealden Car Park Status page for up-to-date information. The work also involves gully emptying and drain clearance to avoid any build up of surface water.