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WARNING Garden Street

On 22 Oct 2015 at 10:50am Harry wrote:
Be careful if you are going down Garden Street. Vehicles going the wrong way down it yesterday afternoon. Turned out, they had no choice. A builder's truck had parked up in Priory street to deliver and completely blocked the road both ways, thus anyone trying to leave the station area or Mountfield road had no (legal) way of leaving.
Still, another couple of years or so and we might get the railway bridge open again. Maybe.
On 22 Oct 2015 at 11:06am Historian wrote:
Lorry's, Delivery vans, taxis, scaffold trucks, et al just stop where they like, quite often the High Street is jammed, no one controls this at all, the wardens only interested in giving out parking tickets , not supervising the traffic flow, and of course, not a copper to be seen. But even then they were about they wouldn't be interested.
On 22 Oct 2015 at 1:02pm Lewes30 wrote:
@historian. You clearly have never worked in or had any first hand experience of any of the trades or jobs that you mentioned above,you may then have some idea how tough it can be when the road is often you're work place.
On 22 Oct 2015 at 3:33pm Local wrote:
Traffic wardens no longer exist. They're all "parking enforcement officers" now, although I often use a four letter word that rhymes with hunt.
On 22 Oct 2015 at 4:56pm Jester wrote:
What, like shunt?
On 22 Oct 2015 at 5:32pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Lewes30 makes an excellent point, and I'm sure that many people who gripe about being held up by builders' lorries would also be griping if their extension was late being finished because the builder couldn't get the materials delivered.
This sort of hold-up is inevitable in a historic town that still has a medieval street plan.
On 22 Oct 2015 at 5:56pm Jester calls wrote:
That's 5 letters - cobblers rhymes with my name.
On 22 Oct 2015 at 6:06pm John Smith wrote:
And the very good news is that when I passed the bridge last night it was clear that the tarmac is down and they might actually be finished by October 30th. (Imagine the chaos on the 5th if they hadn't been!)
On 22 Oct 2015 at 7:47pm Historian wrote:
"I'm working, I can stop and park where I like " eh Lewes30 ?
On 23 Oct 2015 at 7:57pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I used Garden Street today; en route to Southover. I was surprised to be confronted by a car coming "wrong way" out of the auction rooms. On the return journey, via turning left at the King's Head and proceeding along Southover High Street and Southover Street (eastbound) I encountered another car exiting north from Garden Street.
Is Garden Street temporary one-way or not? It does not appear to be signed as such.
On 23 Oct 2015 at 8:17pm High Dudgeon wrote:
It's no entry from Priory Street and from the junction with Eastport Lane, but it's not one way (work that one out). I would suggest that if you're coming out of the auction rooms, there's little choice but to emerge against the flow of traffic as with parked vehicles it's a multi-point turn to swing round the near 180 degrees necessary. Still, nearly done it seems.
On 25 Oct 2015 at 9:04am Shunt wrote:
I don't think police or traffic wardens would help in this situation. Sounds like everyone worked it out for themselves. Hardly major gridlock, is it, just a minor delay for a few people.

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