As a local resident in Camber Sands I would love an article to highlight the illegal and dangerous parking issues in Camber following the weekend in the hope that it may force the council to address these issues. We need traffic wardens. I would like to set up a meeting for the local residents of Camber to talk about the horrendous weekend we have endured.
The illegal parking in our village has reached boiling point for local residents and is dangerous. As locals we have witnessed tourists ignoring car-park staff, speeding towards them and aggressively revving their engines at these car-park attendants when they are told to turn around because the car park is full, these same tourists were all mounting the pavements outside the Rye Bay Cafe and driving on the pavement past the attendants at some speed towards people.
They have parked on people’s drives, across drives, on double yellow lines, on pavements and it’s dangerous. I had to walk in the middle of the main road for about 100 yards to get home with my one-year-old son in his pram because cars had parked on the pavement and I simply couldn’t get through. I then had tourists swearing and abusing me in front of my son when we were just trying to get home.
The fact that there are no traffic wardens monitoring this is ridiculous and makes it extremely difficult for emergency services to get through the village. What is it going to take for the council to do something about this? A death? What? I am going to kick up such a fuss about this that it will not be able to be ignored any longer.
Photos: Carly Bowler