Rother parking enforcement changes to come into effect – will Wealden follow?

Motorists flouting parking regulations in neighbouring Rother district will face action from East Sussex County Council when the authority takes control of enforcement later this month.

Powers to enforce parking restrictions across the district will officially transfer to East Sussex County Council from Sussex Police on Tuesday, September 29.

The county council, which already operates civil parking enforcement in three of the county’s five district and boroughs, applied for the powers in response to concerns about a lack of enforcement.

Formal traffic regulation orders for specific locations around the district were drawn up taking into account feedback from a consultation held last year.

In preparation for the change, lines on roads across the district have been repainted, parking machines have been installed and signs have been erected in streets identified during the public consultation.

Details of the new parking arrangements, parking tariffs and how parking permits can be purchased have been shared with resident in streets where restrictions will be enforced.

More information about civil parking enforcement can be found here.

Is Wealden and Uckfield next on the list for East Sussex Council?

At this weeks Uckfield Town Council meeting, Cllr. Helen Firth said that the leader of Wealden District Council, Bob Standley was to meet officers from Sussex Police to ask that police deal with parking breaches again.

Parking enforcement in Wealden and Uckfield still comes under the remit of Sussex Police and officers will only deal if there is danger.