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new parking restrictions

On 29 Jun 2012 at 2:24pm king cnut wrote:
in Malling notices have appeared on lamposts regarding the expanding parking restrictions. A quick look seems to suggest no waiting in Landport and Malling. Surely this isn't correct? Does this mean a separate order follows regarding parking bays and permits?
On 29 Jun 2012 at 3:24pm Not Paying wrote:
F****ng hope not. Otherwise my front garden will become a hideous driveway like so many others
On 29 Jun 2012 at 4:19pm jonnyboy wrote:
Details can be found here. hXXp://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DF0431D8-6474-4609-9CC7-6A49AF22E152/0/lewes_tros_public_notice_statement.pdf
On 29 Jun 2012 at 4:56pm king cnut wrote:
Same notice as posted in the street. As many of my neighbours have 2 or more cars this looks like fun. As a bonus those crusties in their converted ambulances will be fooked and can b*gger off back to their squats in Brighton.
On 29 Jun 2012 at 5:23pm Lewes Resident wrote:
The RED converted postal van and the Blue converted van belong to the residents of Tanyard Cottage Malling Street, + 1 car they park in Orchard Road.
On 29 Jun 2012 at 6:09pm king cnut wrote:
Plus theres a couple from the social housing flats in Spences Lane and that squat looking house in Spences Field (damn glad I don't live next door to that eyesore).
On 29 Jun 2012 at 8:32pm supporter wrote:
hope they ban parking in Church Lane gets really stupid trying to get up and down at busy times.
On 29 Jun 2012 at 8:49pm myself wrote:
Where exactly are all the cars going to go? My understanding of "No Waiting" is double yellow lines. To just ban parking on quite a few roads in one estate is bloody madness.
The amusing things is, there doesn't seem to be any restrictions coming to Church Lane. If that isn't blatant cronyism then I'm the pope with 3 testicles. At least it will give the Sussex Depress plenty of stories involving fights over parking, to write about
On 30 Jun 2012 at 8:38am Ducatipete wrote:
More fines, more money for NCP and LDC can top up their pension pot. If everyone only used a bike they would find a way of taxing it,
On 30 Jun 2012 at 10:05am Merlin Milner wrote:
The on street revenue, after paying NCP, goes to ESCC not LDC (they get the net revenue from their car parks). Where it is supposed to be ring fenced for highways. To ascertain how we have benefitted by having the scheme is difficult to find out.
On 30 Jun 2012 at 1:02pm king cnut wrote:
The obvious problem this will bring about is increased car speed on estates unless speed controls are put in place.
I still can't believe there will be no onstreet parking bays in these areas. Bizarre.
On 30 Jun 2012 at 2:29pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Hahahaha, so after huge public outdry, ESCC are forced to back down over proposals to introduce a new parking zone in Malling so instead they're going to paint double yellows all over the place. That's just petty and petulant and more than a little devicive. Everyone says parking in Malling is fine and there's no need for controlled parking so they paint lines everywhere, get rid of all the parking spaces and wait a few years until everyone is complaining there's nowhere to park in Malling then use that as an excuse to introduce a controlled parking sheme. It's purely cynical and one can only imagine how much of a back-hander NCP are chucking the idiots who came up with this latest debacle.

Still, at least it'll be much easier to drive fast through Malling and use Spences Lane as a cut through to the rest of the estate when traffic up Malling Hill is bad.

Merlin, is there any way you can get hold of the names of the jokers who put this latest proposal together and find out if they're the same people who proposed a parking tax on Malling last year?
On 1 Jul 2012 at 9:03am Deelite wrote:
What is it that Tory East Sussex County Council have against Lewes? This sort of vindictive behaviour makes one feel a bit lawless. Lewes should be come a republic. :-)
On 1 Jul 2012 at 9:39am the old mayor wrote:
Dont worry it will all change when Norman gets moved on, with the boundary alterations. Lewes may become more 'co-operative'. Ha Ha
On 1 Jul 2012 at 11:15am Deelite wrote:
The whole thing stinks.
On 2 Jul 2012 at 2:37pm John Stockdale wrote:
Johnnyboy provided a link to the draft Parking Order which lists the streets affected by proposed double yellow lines. My street is listed as having "No Waiting At Any Time" restrictions - and I read that as meaning you couldn't park anywhere. But the draft Regulations make it clear that they apply to just a few metres in 4 sensible locations. If you want to check where you live, try this link: hxxp://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/59B22928-4998-4911-A256-0391BB8E190B/0/lewes_tros_town_centre_extension.pdf.

Check it out here »
On 2 Jul 2012 at 5:04pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Whilst some of the new double yellow lines are just on corners, to prohibit parking all along Spences Lane and right the way up Coombe Road seems hugely over the top and completely needless. At present, you can't drive more than ten miles an hour or so down these roads because of the parked cars which is great as there are a lot of kids playing in the area and plenty of cats running into the road. Get rid of the parked cars and Spences Lane in particular becomes a long, straight, wide road which will only encourage drivers to drive faster.

Whilst it is perhaps briefly inconvenient that there are so many cars parked around the place, the only people who drive round there are local residents who I would suggest are all used to giving way to each other. You can literally fit a bus down those roads anyway (They do twice a day) so there can be no issue with emergency access or anything like that.

The thing I don't get is why the determination to meddle with things? Parking in Malling has remained unchanged for as long as I can remember and nobody to my knowledge has ever had an issue with it. Now, all of a sudden they first want to impose the stupid parking scheme everyone else in town hates and then when that gets (Rightly) shot down in flames, some bright spark decides to paint double yellow lines everywhere.

Is there one of those silly budgets in place whereby if it doesn't get spent it gets taken away? That's the stupidest thing about local government, the way departments spend money for no reason just to "protect" their budget and all this, if it isn't part of some insidious scheme to force people into accepting parking regulations in the future, smacks of spending money for the sake of it. There is nothing wrong with the parking regs in Malling as they stand so why on earth the insistence on changing them?
On 2 Jul 2012 at 5:14pm Wife of Bath wrote:
Ah well you see....change always gives us the illusion of progress.
On 2 Jul 2012 at 5:49pm Harold wrote:
They have left one space( if my estimates are right) for about 10 cars in my bit of Landport, This will be fun!!! NOT
On 2 Jul 2012 at 8:52pm Lewes Resident wrote:
The Yellow lines in Spences lane will start at no 59 Spences Lane to Coombe road you need to look at ESCC web site .
On 4 Jul 2012 at 5:02pm spanner in the works wrote:
chisel and a spanner
damage the yellow lines as they will not be enforceable and unbolt the restrictions plate which then leaves nothing for ncp to point their cameras at
usually a 13mm or good tin snips depends on what fitting they use
On 4 Jul 2012 at 7:21pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I have looked at the maps and on Spences Lane they're proposing to yellow line all the way from the Spences Field turning to the bottom of Coombe Road. That's a long enough stretch of clear road for an irresponsible driver to hit 40mph before needing to slow down for parked cars or a corner.
On 4 Jul 2012 at 11:01pm king cnut wrote:
Thats really stupid because its the Orchard Road/Spences Lane that needs Yellow Lines. Ask the poor bus drivers trying to get round there
On 5 Jul 2012 at 7:47am The voice of reason wrote:
It's merely a cynical ploy by our "Masters" to force another stealth tax onto us. They couldn't persuade us democratically, so they pushed on regardless of public opinion. It really is a disgrace. I'll be objecting on grounds of just that. It's cynical and clearly has nothing to do with traffic management. Everybody object. Objections to
Philip Baker
Assisstant Director of Legal and Democratic services
Governance and community Department
County Hall
It's rather amusing that you have to right to the democratic dpt, because this is clearly anything but democratic
On 5 Jul 2012 at 7:54am Merlin Milner wrote:
Persuade your friends outside Lewes not to vote Tory at the next County elections. Our parking regime has been instigated by Tory Councillors from Hastings.

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