The problem of cars parking on grass verges in roads around Eastbourne Crematorium will be eased with the introduction of a new lay-by.
Eastbourne Borough Council has secured match funding from East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to build the lay-by outside the crematorium in Hide Hollow.
It will alleviate the long-standing problem of cars parking on grass verges in the area, leaving behind a muddy mess where the ground has been churned up by vehicles.
Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, said, “We have been working to resolve the parking problem at the crematorium for a number of years and it’s gratifying that ESCC has recognised this and agreed to match fund the costs.”
Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Langney ward councillor, said, “This has been an unsightly problem for a long time so I’m delighted this solution has been reached through the county council’s Community Match Fund initiative.”
Construction work is due to start on May 26 and will last for two weeks. The project is being funded through the Community Match Funding scheme which allows councils and community groups the opportunity to take forward local transport improvements that are of importance to communities but may not be an immediate priority for ESCC.