Having a ‘Fine’ Time in Sussex

DEC 2012 Parking warden aka Lucy Towson-Bishop has a fine time of it as parking meters are being made redundant in Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes in the lead up to Christmas. In an effort to support retailers and encourage more shoppers into the town centres East Sussex County Council, and its parking operators, NSL, are providing free on-street parking for late night shopping on every Thursday from 4pm running up to Christmas.

The initiative was instigated by the Eastbourne Town Team – a group of young businesspeople in Eastbourne who aim to re-energise Eastbourne Town Centre and leave behind the ‘God’s Waiting Room’ label.

Councillor Carl Maynard, Lead Member for Transport and Environment said: “In the spirit of the season, we have agreed that we will not charge for parking on the Thursday nights running up to Christmas. Hopefully it will make Christmas shopping a little bit easier for people.”

 

Christmas Parking in Sussex

 

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This recent great fun job was for East Sussex County Council and The Eastbourne Town Team. It generated Sussex-wide publicity. Happy Christmas shopping one and all!

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