On Monday, December 3 from 5:45pm to 6:45pm in the Tudor Room of the Mermaid Inn, the Rye Business Forum is hosting a meeting for local businesses to discuss the proposals by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to introduce civil parking enforcement (CPE). There will be a free glass of wine or a soft drink on arrival.
The aim of the meeting is to frame a response to ESCC’s consultation. There is an exhibition of the CPE proposals at Rye Town Hall on Friday, November 30 from 2pm to 8pm and on Saturday, December 1 from 9am to 12 noon. Responses to the consultation need to be submitted by Monday, January 14. Details of the consultation can be found here
We hope as many businesses as possible will be able to attend to ensure the CPE reflects the needs of Rye.
[Editor’s footnote : Parking issues also feature in one of this week’s Opinions which backs earlier calls from at least one reader for residents’ permits all over the town for those who have neither a garage or a driveway for parking and are forced onto the streets.
The hunt for a parking space can be particularly aggravating when the car parks lie empty and visitors park in residential streets. We note that the plan makes no attempt to re-consider traffic flow patterns nor does it look at ways of encouraging both visitors and residents to make more use of some existing – and often largely empty – car parks, despite the financial advantage that might accrue to Rother from this. Residents parking permits are only being considered for a small part of the Citadel and those living in other areas of the town with no garages or private parking area may ask why this, too, has not been considered by our Rother and East Sussex councillors.]
Image Credits: ESCC.