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On 10 Aug 2007 at 3:18pm Jessica Clarke wrote:
I am moving to Lewes this weekend, a flat near the courts on the high street. I have no idea what the parking is like in Lewes, am I going to have problems?
On 10 Aug 2007 at 4:54pm The Honest Truth wrote:
Parking restrictions shall be aggressively enforced by NCP employees (blue uniforms) on Saturday.
Public car-parking - some pay and display available on street. Largish pay & display car park located behind the courts (access via Castle Banks).
Residents car parking (if you have a permit) will allow you to park in your allocated zone only - the zone differs from one side of the High Street to the other. I don't think there is any residents parking on the High Street.
Good luck!
On 10 Aug 2007 at 6:49pm council bod wrote:
looking forward to meeting you hope you settle in ok hope you get a permit soon or we will meet sooner than you think only jokeing mmmmm
On 10 Aug 2007 at 8:18pm Amethyst wrote:
A little secret. Pinwell Lane car park 3 for whole day. Go to train station car park but turn left before the entrance and past Harveys yard and next turning on left. It is always half full and the same price for the whole day as 2 hours on the road!!!!!
On 11 Aug 2007 at 5:33pm council bod wrote:
or try north st past the car park on the left ahead you will see corporation villers park in there for 2.00 all day.and night
On 16 Aug 2007 at 2:00pm Arthur Askey wrote:
I'm about to move back to Lewes after an abscence of a few years. When I left you could park anywhere gratis.
How long does it take to get a parking permit for your area of residence? In my case near the station.
On 16 Aug 2007 at 3:43pm The Super K wrote:
Wheres me wash board?
On 17 Aug 2007 at 4:53pm The Honest Truth wrote:
Don't bother trying to get a zone D permit as the area is seriously oversubscribed and you stand more chance of finding somewhere which is not permit controlled as opposed to finding somewhere within the zone (e.g. lower end of Cockshut Road).
You can get a permit issued on the spot as long as you take your dosh, registration document, utility bill (and whatever else NCP require) with you to the parking shop on School Hill. The problem is not getting the permit (they are willing to take your money), the problem is the over-zealous policing of the parking, the lack of spaces and the extortionate fees that have been implemented.
On 17 Aug 2007 at 9:45pm SHS wrote:
Just heard that parking attendants are going to carry AK47s from Monday and the old long-forgotten torture-chamber in the castle is going to be restored for use on residents that dare to try and park a car. The new town speed limit will be 2 mph and a 'congestion tax' will be payable on entry and exit (some chance...) from the town.
On 17 Aug 2007 at 10:48pm The Super K wrote:
Hate to say this but I had to go to the town of the free this week. Seaford!, had no problem parking in the town centre, for 2 hours FREE OF CHARGE.
If only they had some decent shops instead of the same pape Lewes has.
Goes to show that the council doesn't have to charge 2 per hour to provide shoppers with parking.
On 20 Aug 2007 at 4:18pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
The truth can sometimes hurt...
ps. Agree that the local Seaford shops are no better than the Lewes ones.... but you do have the Farmers Market which is very good... though I still begrudge paying to visit it.
On 20 Aug 2007 at 4:21pm I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Meant to add that there are plans afoot to charge Seaford residents an addition 100 on their council tax which will be refundable if you're a goodie and recycle properly. Crap idea IMHO. Sounds like something they would do in Lewes...
On 21 Aug 2007 at 5:23pm Tezza wrote:
As an ex parking attendant i will be happy to tell you all the sneaky free parking places and yes there is at least one in each area/zone.
Honestly i refused to ticket more than i did, failed to turn up for work because of illegal working practices, and was shown appreciation from my boss only after gaining ten tickets each day. If such targets were not met i would be threatened with the sack, the waterproof clothing so one could ticket in the rain was faulty and causes chest infections.
I believe it is the councils responsibility to check on the companies they contact and their working practices, and maybe unifying some.. Too many times i have had people moan because they had a choice of parking outside a bay or walking through stinging nettles....
On 21 Aug 2007 at 8:03pm The Super K wrote:
The biggest travesty is the exit road for waitrose. Council employees and parking shop workers park on double yellows all day every day and none of them get ticketed.
On 22 Aug 2007 at 1:34pm Jonathan Spencer wrote:
I have heard it said that our erstwhile Councillors are determined to bring pay-for-parking to Seaford, so enjoy it while it lasts
On 22 Aug 2007 at 8:48pm For The Record wrote:
I saw the Blue Meanies lurking in Newhaven the other day - it would appear that nowhere is safe!
On 22 Aug 2007 at 8:52pm For The Record wrote:
Of course the Councillors are not concerned - they probably claim their mileage and parking fees as expenses (which we in turn pay through our Council Tax fees).
Interesting that our Council Tax used to fund two full-time traffic wardens in Lewes and that when the NCP regime was forced upon us, we did not see a reduction in our taxes (we actually had one of the greatest increases in C Tax fees).
On 14 Sep 2007 at 8:53am zola wrote:
Just spotted 2 'boys in blue' wandering down Valence Road.It is 8.40 in the morning.....Right to the bottom and back up again.Do you know why they changed their uniforms from red to blue?Apparently red made people aggresive....Nice to know your doing your job boys!!
On 14 Sep 2007 at 8:36pm Forum Friend wrote:
I reckon they should just wear yellow - a calming colour that can be seen by traffic.
On 15 Sep 2007 at 4:42pm dyl wrote:
they do when its raining

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