Residents of Military Road were shocked to find no parking signs and barriers placed in the road without any notification. Then two large ugly containers were delivered on Tuesday April 2 and residents were told by the driver of the delivery lorry that the containers are for the workmen in Deadman’s Lane. Why then are these containers not in Deadman’s Lane and why were residents not informed in advance?
Editor’s note: We can understand the irritation of residents in a road already overcrowded with cars belonging to owners who live elsewhere in the town, when they find even more space taken up by less-than-attractive storage units for work taking place somewhere else.
The confines of Deadmans Lane probably mean that, in practise, it is not possible to locate the units there, and Military Road was the nearest practical option. It is unfortunate that the Highways Department of East Sussex County Council did not feel it necessary to inform local residents of their plans for these containers and one wonders whether a site visit was made in advance or whether the location was decided upon after simply looking at a map.
As Rye News has recorded before, ESCC Highways have not always been noted for their efficiency or helpfulness when planning road repairs as this example from a few years ago demonstrates.
Image Credits: Jeanette Coop.