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People in Eastbourne are being invited to have their say about parking in the town. A consultation starts today until 5th July.
When the controls were first introduced in 2008, we promised to review the scheme once it had been in place for a sufficient period of time.
Though there are no plans to remove the parking controls, we would like to know if they have been effective and if they need to be altered in any way. We will be talking to local residents, businesses and their employees, visitors and other interested parties about their experiences.
In particular, we would like to better understand their views on:
Councillor Matthew Lock, Lead Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: "Now the parking scheme has bedded in I believe people can see some of the benefits it is bringing to Eastbourne – allowing town centre residents to park near their homes, making the streets safer by reducing dangerous and inconsiderate parking, and helping businesses by having enough space for deliveries and customers.
"But we want to make sure parking controls are doing the job they are supposed to do and meeting the needs of everyone who lives and works in the town. We cannot do this unless you tell us what you think, so please fill in the questionnaire, even if you have told us your views before."
If you live in the town centre area where parking controls already exist, or in the area surrounding the town centre, you will receive a leaflet, questionnaire and freepost envelope.
If you do not live in the town centre, you can still have a say – all views will be considered as part of the review process. You can look at the leaflet and complete the questionnaire online
Leaflets and questionnaires will also be available in libraries, post offices, leisure centres and other outlets.
You can also come along to a surgery session and discuss your views with a member of the team, call us on 01256 318856, or email us at email@example.com by Monday 5 July 2010.
The surgery sessions are as follows: