Eastbourne Parking Review

7 June 2010, 00:00 | Updated: 8 June 2010, 05:23

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:

  • how effective the existing parking controls are in Eastbourne town centre and along the seafront
  • whether we need to alter the current parking controls
  • whether we need to extend parking controls in the town centre
  • the possibility of introducing parking controls in other areas where residents have told us they suffer from parking problems, such as Hampden Park, Meads, Rodmill and the area around the District General Hospital

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 eastbourneparking@wspgroup.com by Monday 5 July 2010.

The surgery sessions are as follows:

  • Bourne County Primary School, Melbourne Road, BN22 8BD, Wednesday 16 June, 4pm – 8pm
  • Hampden Park Community Centre, Brodrick Road, Hampden Park, BN22 9NR, Thursday 17 June, 10am – 5pm
  • Elim Pentecostal Church, Hartfield Road, BN21 2AD, Friday 18 June, 10am – 3pm
  • Cavendish School, Eldon Road, BN21 1UE, Friday 18 June, 6pm – 9pm
  • St John's Parish Hall, Meads Road, BN21 7ND, Saturday 19 June, 10am – 4pm
  • Christ Church Main Hall, intersection of Seaside and Hanover, BN22 7NN, Monday 21 June, 2pm – 6pm
  • St Barnabas United Church, Kingfisher Drive, BN23 7RL, Tuesday 22 June 12pm – 4pm
  • Town Hall, Court Room, Grove Road, BN21 4UG, Tuesday 22 June, 7pm – 9pm