County Grinch in Partial U-turn


In part acknowledging that they made the wrong decision earlier this year, Conservative-run East Sussex County Council have temporarily suspended on street parking charges in the town centre after 4pm Thursday to Saturday in the run-up to Christmas.

County Conservatives imposed steep increases in both residents parking permits and on-street parking fees earlier this year. After considerable protest from residents, local businesses and your local Lib Dems, the Conservatives at County seem to have realised that imposing steep increases in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic might not have been the best idea.

Although the fee suspension is only temporary in the run up to Christmas, Cllr Diplock said “Although not the complete u-turn we hoped for, we welcome the County decision as part of a concerted effort to boost local business at a crucial time of year.”


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