On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:03pm AKane wrote:
Am I right in thinking there is no parking where they are putting up markers for Thursday even though we have a permit?
On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:07pm Rita wrote:
lewes.gov.uk/news/15779.asp has all the information you need.
On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:18pm Taff wrote:
The web does NOT have all the information needed.
i am currently waiting for the police or local gov. to reply to my question 'what is the purpose of not being able to park in Prince Edwards Road and King Henrys Road'
There has never been no parking in these roads previously and I cannot see why there is now. neither are on procession routes and the road is shown as unaffected on the leaflet map.
Apart from Prince Edwards being a quick route to the Victoria I dont see any purpose at all. Anyway Prince Edwards is pretty much single lane since they introduced the parking scheme.
Whilst posting I have received a reply from the police directing me to the same web page as Rita suggested and saying the parking has been suspended due to bonfire night celebrations!
I am perplexed. Mostly that I did not get an answer to a simple question, a reply yes but not an informative one.
if I find any more info I will add it here.
On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:35pm Rita wrote:
Did you click on the link on the page?
On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:37pm Rita wrote:
I predict many mini riots at the road closures - and I'll be there with my camera :-)
On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:44pm AKane wrote:
Thanks Taff. That site is all very well but only notes that the red routes residents will receive guidelines about where they can park. What about the green routes? I do understand the safety implications and would move my car if I knew where to? Also, the recorded message mostly focused on tourists coming in, not residents
On 3 Nov 2009 at 1:58pm Taff wrote:
Just called the parking shop. their response is they have been told to do so by escc and plod.
Police have further advised that road closures are set by the bonfire safety group. represented by all concerned including bonfire societies as well as others. They also state that any road closures will be manned by police. However I see not need to close the road as no traffic will be flowing anyway.
sorry I have not found any definative answers though escc have yet to respond but I am not holding my breath!
On 3 Nov 2009 at 3:24pm Standard firework wrote:
Nice to see they are keeping Malling open. The whole world is going to try and park there. My motor aint moving from tomorrow morning.
On 3 Nov 2009 at 3:31pm WTH wrote:
There is a one word answer to your question - H&S
Explanation: The roads need to be "Clear" for emergency access that the OB so desperately require, it is in the event of an accident or an evacuation there is a safe route out of town.
But siding with you, god knows why they want to close this road.
ESCC and Sussex Police have gone Power Mad this year
On 3 Nov 2009 at 4:42pm Taff wrote:
I can see your point WTH. However as Prince Edwrads Road is a main route out of town but also to the Victoria hospital why has the parking scheme been allowed to make PE Rd a single lane bottleneck with traffic parked bot sides, earning for someone, though they are mostly empty.
I dont think the suspending of the parking will do anything positive for H&S if it is the case. Often the perceptors of H&S together with what could happen only results in a black picture and logistics accordingly. Usually its not real.
escc have still not responded. Rally sorry but I just cannot gibe them capitals.
On 3 Nov 2009 at 5:31pm Penguin wrote:
Careful Taff, you will have the spelling police on to you !!!
On 3 Nov 2009 at 6:14pm WTH wrote:
There is no logic in the road closure, there is no logic in the parking "scheme" going that far into what can be classified as out of town, but in a black and white scenario they H&S will be saying they need a very direct clear road to the hospital and to Brighton if needed as all the other roads a procession routes.
Pointless is the favoured word by escc and sussex police. Just pathetic it really is as well as the road closures and people working a job that aren't able to finish until after 5pm will be struggling to find their way back home as the road closures are forced even though the Nevill Road Offham Road and The Hollow aren't processions routes except Nevill Road which is used once at the end of the night for Borough's access to their firesite.
The town becomes a nightmare for one night and one night only and it doesn't need to be. 90% of people know Lewes is a no go area on the 5th anyway so most don't intend to drive into Lewes. But as the opportunity for Overtime and expenses The Police welcome this with open arms.
On 3 Nov 2009 at 8:01pm Rocket Man wrote:
You people must have been listening to a different radio station! There have been constant announcements of Rocket FM all this week and the Superintendent of Sussex Police who is responsible was interviewed for 45 minutes on all the arrangements. You can hear him again tomorrow morning at 6.25am when it's repeated.
On 4 Nov 2009 at 7:59am Taff wrote:
So Rocket did said plod mention the suspended parking in Prince edwards road in his interview?
Sorry penguin, I dont have a full complement of fingers and try to make up the difference with speed!
On 4 Nov 2009 at 9:41am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Does anyone know how many parking spaces have been suspended? And when you buy your residents' parking permit, does it tell you you're unlikely to be able to use it anywhere on Nov 5th?
On 4 Nov 2009 at 12:00pm kano wrote:
It certainly does not stipulate this Annette Curtin-Twitcher when purchasing your PARKING PERMIT, which PRICK came up with this great idea ?
On 4 Nov 2009 at 1:29pm Taff wrote:
The whole of Prince Edwards and King Henrys roads are subject to parking suspension. I dont know if notices have been positioned at every bay!
I seem to remember when the parking was first annouced that those in Price Edwards would have to pay even though they park on their driveways as this is still the highway. Would they be affected by this also or will the heartless attendants book those on their driveways anyway?
On 4 Nov 2009 at 5:03pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Taff, they'd ticket you for putting your car in your garage if they thought they could get away with it.
On 4 Nov 2009 at 5:10pm olly wrote:
When you buy a permit it says it doesnt guarantee you a space and also says this on the permit itself.
On 7 Nov 2009 at 12:06pm council bod wrote:
if the car is on your land u r ok but if you are on the cross-over if you dont have a permit you will get a ticket