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On 26 Nov 2007 at 12:29pm Catwoman wrote:
Apparently there is a petition going round about scrapping the parking scheme (if Eastbourne can do it, why can't we?). I know there is a copy in Fillers, and there may be others. It is organised by the Chamber of Commerce so there may be something on their website. It would be great to get rid of this useless scheme.
 
 
On 26 Nov 2007 at 1:04pm Double Yellow Line wrote:
Would I be unemployed then?
 
 
On 26 Nov 2007 at 2:50pm The Webmaster wrote:
As there isn't anything on the Lewes Chamber of Commerce 'website', I have put up a Parking petition form
Please add your name to the petition and I'll make sure your voices are heard by emailing the people responsible for this very unpopular scheme
 
 
On 26 Nov 2007 at 3:22pm Lewesianne wrote:
Brilliant idea Webmaster. I will add my name but first, will I be revealing my true identity to you and the rest of the forum?? :-)
 
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On 26 Nov 2007 at 3:31pm The Super K wrote:
Done Mine Graet Idea, Get DYL out of a job!

You can come and work for me DYL, if I can get NCP out the town I can reek havok with my Private Clamping Company!
 
 
On 26 Nov 2007 at 6:06pm Lewesianne wrote:
Done mine too. Hope it goes. The scheme is killing this town.
 
 
On 26 Nov 2007 at 7:28pm Mark wrote:
I have signed up thanks Webmaster
 
 
On 26 Nov 2007 at 8:52pm SHS wrote:
Excellent choice of words in this petition. 'Abolished' - that, or 'blown up' is the only solution. I think the Chamber of Commerce petition is much more feeble and pathetic, requesting only that the colour of uniforms be changed or that one extra parking-space be created, I can't recall the exact details.
 
 
On 27 Nov 2007 at 9:43am P.A no.?? wrote:
i've signed up. believe it or not i'm not a big fan of the parking scheme but it's here for good i fear. anyway it's an easy life wandering round lewes all day. good luck, i think your need it!
 
 
On 27 Nov 2007 at 12:34pm Catwoman wrote:
Hello Webmaster, please can you advertise this petition on the home page.
 
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On 27 Nov 2007 at 1:24pm Mystic Mog wrote:
We have had the survey conducted by the CofC, Sussex Express and Lewes Town Council, which ESCC have ignored. Norman has had numerous discussion with ESCC. All to little avail. Get the Tory Councillors out of County hall, ie not the 2 Lewes County Councillors (Lib Dem & Independant) but those from the rest of East Sussex who dot give a fig about Lewes and it seems Eastbourne. Tell your friends and relatives outside Lewes not vote Tory for the County elections. This is only way to change things. Cllr. Matthew Lock and his cohorts are making a mockery of this town
 
 
On 27 Nov 2007 at 2:33pm The Webmaster wrote:
Has anyone had a response from Highways yet?
Catwoman it is on the home page
 
 
On 27 Nov 2007 at 3:21pm me wrote:
i have. it goes something like this......
Thank you for your email, this has been passed to the team responsible
for the parking scheme in Lewes who will be able to respond to your
question directly
 
 
On 27 Nov 2007 at 7:48pm Mark wrote:
Yup had 2 replies back one for me and one for the other half.
 
 
On 27 Nov 2007 at 8:33pm old news wrote:
On 17/11/2007 council bod wrote:
the contract ends oct 2009 up to the 2 councils then to appoint another contractor or renew ncp contract if the contract is not renewed the new contractor has to take on the old ncp staff
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 12:02am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Mystic Mog,
From the tone of your post I suspect that you are LibDem - am I correct?
If so, please be advised that the District and County LibDeb Councillors are nothing but a joke in East Sussex - I cannot name one of them that takes their responsibility as a Councillor seriously and it is embarrassing to the LibDem party that none of them represent their constituents.
Just my personal thoughts!
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 5:21pm hi- ho- silver wrote:
they are just in it for the expense account
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 7:16pm Mark wrote:
I thought every one knew that Mog supported the lame duck party.
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 7:21pm Delicate Sensibilities wrote:
There's no need for rhyming slang Mark.
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 8:03pm Catwoman wrote:
I have just received this response from County. Hope this doesn't put people off pursuing this.
Dear Sir / Madam,
Thank you for your e-mail.
The parking regulations on the streets in Lewes are determined by the
County Council whilst those in car parks (other than at County Hall) are
determined by Lewes District Council. You would need, therefore, to
lobby both authorities if you wished to achieve the abolition of the
scheme. People sometimes do this by means of a petition presented to
the Council through their local Councillor.
Abolition of the parking scheme would be a long process, there would
need to be consultation with all interested parties. If it were decided
in principle to go ahead with abolishing the scheme, any objections
would be considered by the relevant committee of each Council before
deciding whether to confirm the Orders cancelling the scheme.
East Sussex County Council
Transport & Environment
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 9:02pm MC wrote:
From a Gary Potter. He seemed to be saying it was far too hard to change the scheme so I might as well give up now. See what you think:
From Gary Potter (Gary.Potter@eastsussex.gov.uk)
Thank you for your e-mail.
The parking regulations on the streets in Lewes are determined by the County Council whilst those in car parks (other than at County Hall) are determined by Lewes District Council. You would need, therefore, to lobby both authorities if you wished to achieve the abolition of the scheme. People sometimes do this by means of a petition presented to the Council through their local Councillor.
Abolition of the parking scheme would be a long process, there would need to be consultation with all interested parties. If it were decided in principle to go ahead with abolishing the scheme, any objections would be considered by the relevant committee of each Council before deciding whether to confirm the Orders cancelling the scheme.
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For what it was worth here's my reply:
What you are saying is that attempting to change the scheme is much like wading through mud then?
The parking scheme is just plain bad... The huge majority of Lewesians and visitors to Lewes hate it and NCP run it like some sort private jack-booted empire.
There are petitions in various Lewes locations at the moment, being signed quite eagerly it seems.
The sooner this scheme is dumped (or at the very least relaxed) the better... the only effects it has had (apart from lining the pockets of NCP and the Council) is to increase lawlessness (and make it more acceptable... there is considerable sympathy in Lewes with those who blow up the parking machines) and make people even more disillusioned with the council and those we elect to work for us.
MC


 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 10:37pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Well done MC, but is Gary Potter a joke name?
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 10:52pm zola wrote:
I haven't got an answer yet....
 
 
On 29 Nov 2007 at 10:57pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Zola,
It may arrive by Owl post!


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