Rye Chamber of Commerce is urging residents and businesses if they have not yet commented on the ESCC Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) proposals to do so before September 27.
A spokesperson for the chamber, David Nixon, said: “The scheme being proposed by ESCC for the Rother area which includes Rye is going to cost over £600,000 of taxpayers’ money at a time when the leader of the county council has been on television claiming there will be further cuts to services in the area. CPE will see unsightly ‘pay for’ parking meters installed on the High Street’s narrow pavements and the loss of the ‘one hour free’ parking that existed under the previous scheme managed by a traffic warden.
Anti-social all-day parking since police refusal, over three years ago, to enforce the restrictions, has become a daily problem so some kind of enforcement is required but the current ESCC proposal, with the fine detail only now being confirmed, has no support from businesses, residents, resident associations or Rye Chamber of Commerce. Rye Conservation Society has been critical of the parking meters and Rye Town Council have withdrawn its support for the scheme”
Editor’s note: This issue is published on Thursday evening 26 September, so just one day left – readers will need to be quick. A further comment by David Nixon on the removal of the current free parking period is incorporated in our Opinion piece this week.
Source: Rye Chamber of Commerce
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