Horror over new parking charges at Wish Tower

Wish Tower new parking charges
Wish Tower new parking charges

I was interested to read that East Sussex County Council has substantially reduced car parking charges on many parts of Eastbourne seafront this winter.

We had visitors staying this week who wanted to buy gifts from the RNLI Museum and shop in the Wish Tower car park to support this very worthwhile cause. The RNLI is currently operating in a portacabin while the museum is refurbished).

However our visitors were dismayed to see that the Wish Tower car park operated by Eastbourne Borough Council was showing charges as a minimum of £1.60 for an hour, with a notice actually on the RNLI portacabin saying “Don’t forget to pay & display”.

Why hasn’t Eastbourne Borough Council reduced its charges in line with ESCC on seafront car parks for the winter?

We were able to advise our visitors to park on the seafront rather than in the Wish Tower car park to take advantage of the reduced charges, but many visitors may not be aware of this, and pay the higher rate.

Anne Angel

Dillingburgh Road.