Mid-week the weather forecasts for this Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1, were for temperatures of 30 degrees in the Rye area on Friday, dropping to 24 degrees on Saturday, which most would regard as warm days.
And as Rye News recently reported, our Member of Parliament Sally-Ann Hart said “plans for warm days at Camber need to mirror those put in place for large crowd events” and there could be a crowd on Camber Sands this Friday and Saturday.
And Saturday, while it may be somewhat cooler, could see a steep increase in day trippers as many will not be at work.
Following her statement she met with a couple of Camber residents and a parish councillor and a Rother district councillor as a result of the petition, organised by Jen Sinclair, in June to East Sussex County Council, Rother District Council and Sussex Police after severe disruption on Wednesday, June 24 in the Camber area.
Following that meeting, a Camber action group is being set up to ensure progress is made.
In June there had been growing concerns, which have continued, not just about parking and traffic issues, but also about social misbehaviour, as the lavatories had been closed during lockdown and there was no police presence in Camber – as there is usually during the peak holiday season.
Also more people were off work back in June and were eager to escape the lockdown. However, numbers now are growing daily in Camber with cars arriving at the caravan and camping parks so day trippers on Friday and Saturday may not find too much spare space.
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