RESIDENTS in Eastbourne will not have to pay for on-street parking on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
As in previous years there will be no on-street parking charges on December 25 and 26 and January 1.
This means that drivers using on-street parking do not need to buy a ticket.
People using car parks rather than on-street parking, will need to check the rules of that particular car park and should not assume it is free at any time.
People who park on double yellow lines will still receive penalties for flouting parking regulations.
The county council is urging people not to do it as many are for safety and emergency access and vehicles may be removed by the police.
Councillor Carl Maynard, Lead Cabinet Member for Economy Transport and Environment said, “There will be no charge for parking on these days of celebration.
“People will be able to relax and enjoy the festive period without having to worry about receiving a parking ticket.
“And visitors to our area who are staying at hotels or with friends and family will be able to enjoy a lie-in without having to rush out and move the car.”
On the three days people will be able to park for free in pay and display bays, in permit holder bays without a permit and on single yellow lines.
Shorter parking enforcement hours will also apply on December 24, from 8am to 4pm, and on December 31, from 8am to 5pm.
Normal parking enforcement applies at all other times.
For more information about parking, contact Eastbourne Parking Information Centre, 55 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, on 0845 680 1129 or visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/parking