Parking free-for-all in Eastbourne to end this week

Seaside Road traffic SUS-180918-090335001
Seaside Road traffic SUS-180918-090335001

The parking free-for-all in Eastbourne town centre – which came about when a number of roads were left without markings or double yellow lines after resurfacing work – will soon come to an end, according to highways contractors.

Seaside, Seaside Road, Trinity Trees and parts of Eastbourne seafront have been left with out zebra crossings, yellow lines and other road markings after being resurfaced up to four weeks ago.

There have been calls on social media for East Sussex Highways to get the road markings reinstated as soon as possible due to concerns over accidents and irresponsible parking.

The highways department said it had tried to carry out the work but motorists were ignoring signs warning them not to park in the area.

A spokesperson at East Sussex Highways said on Monday, “We plan to start lining work at Trinity Trees and Seaside this week.

“Unfortunately, we have been unable to carry out the work as quickly as we would have liked due to motorists ignoring signs and no parking cones.

“We would urge all motorists to check for signs before leaving their vehicle in these areas.”