When these parking charges were first brought into force we were all told it was because of the illegal parking problem around the town centre when really anyone with any modicum of sense knew that it was about raising money!
We can protest as much as we like but ESCC will bring these in and keep altering and adding more and more restrictions as they try to force the car owner out of the town.
These parking charges and restrictions do nothing to help Eastbourne! Empty shops and businesses closing will continue as people cannot afford to pay the charges and will balk at having to park further and further afield in an attempt to try and find somewhere to park without having to pay. Our pockets are not bottomless pits but the good old motorist is expected to cough up yet again!
FIONA FIELDER, Rattle Road.