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There is a vehicle parked outside my house, can I get it moved?

Everyone has a right to park on the highway if taxed and insured. You can check which sizes of the vehicle are allowed to park in the road through DVSA.

If you feel that it’s anti-social parking, then you can report it to the police using their Operation Crackdown scheme. You can find further details on the East Sussex County Council website or call on 01246 64 22 22. This initiative also covers anti-social driving.
 

Someone else is parked in my disabled bay, is this allowed?

Anyone with a blue badge can park in a disabled bay and most bays are only advisory.  Disabled bays located in controlled parking zones may have a Traffic Regulation Order displayed on a plate next to the bay.  These bays are enforceable by Civil Enforcement Officers, for more information please visit East Sussex County Council's website.
 

Is it illegal for cars to park on grass verges?

It is not illegal to park on grass verges in this county and we cannot prevent cars from doing so. If vehicles are causing an obstruction this should be reported to Sussex Police.

If the verge is damaged and becomes a safety issue, the local Highway Steward will inspect and if necessary arrange for repairs to be made.  We are unable to repair verges for aesthetic reasons.
 

Can you install bollards or posts on a grass verge?

We do not place bollards on verges to prevent verge damage as the bollards usually get knocked down. 
 

How do I report a parked vehicle blocking a bus stop?

You can report parking obstructions in Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes to the relevant Parking Team.  
 

Are you responsible for the car parks in East Sussex?

Council owned car parks are maintained by your local district or borough council

Council owned car parks within Lewes are maintained by Lewes District Council.  But the Parking Team deal with the pay and display machines, enforcement and Penalty Charge Notices.  Please contact them 0345 680 1129 option 2.

You can find out more about car parks on the East Sussex County Council website.
 

There is a car parked on a junction/pavement causing an obstruction/danger

Obstruction / dangerous parking needs to be reported to the Police on their non-emergency number 101.   Alternatively you can report dangerous drive / obstructive parking to Operation Crackdown, which is a Sussex Police scheme and is available on the Operation Crackdown website or on 01243 64 22 22.
 

There is a vehicle parking on double yellow lines

Parking on double yellow lines can be reported to either the Police or the Parking team depending on where it has occurred.


More information about civil parking enforcement zones can be found on East Sussex County Council's website.
 

There are commercial vehicles parked in a residential street, is this allowed?

Company vehicles, utility vans and buses which are in excess of 3.5 tonnes must be parked in a designated goods yard or depot overnight.  If a vehicle in excess of 3.5 tonnes is regularly parked overnight in a residential road the Traffic Commissioners can implement a penalty on the company.  If the vehicle is less than 3.5 tonnes and is taxed the Traffic Commissioners will not be able to help.  


 

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Some areas of Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes have controlled parking zones.  There are different types of bays within the controlled parking areas.  A sign next to the bay should tell you which type they are and any time restrictions.  By displaying a valid pay & display ticket, or using a cashless parking mobile phone service you can park in:

  • Pay & display bays

  • Shared use bays (permit holders, time limited and pay & display parking)

Other types of bays such as permit holders only, blue badge users and taxis operate at all times unless the sign states otherwise
 

What are the controlled parking zones?

You can view information and a map of the controlled parking zones on East Sussex County Council's website.

Where are the controlled parking zones?

You can view information and a map of the controlled parking zones on East Sussex County Council's website.
 

What signs are used in a controlled parking zone?

You can find out information on the signage used on East Sussex County Council's website.
 

How can I request a permit

If you would like to apply for a parking permit, please visit East Sussex County Council's website.
 

I have received a parking ticket

East Sussex County Council's website has all the information and contact details regarding parking charge notices.
 

I have a question about a traffic regulation order or new restriction in a controlled parking area

For any questions on Traffic Regulation Orders or new restrictions in controlled parking areas then please email parking.adminsupport@eastsussex.gov.uk or phone 01323 466244.
 

I have a query about the Lewes, Eastbourne or Hastings parking scheme

You can contact The Parking Shop on 0345 680 1129 who will be happy to answer your questions.
 

Disabled bays in controlled parking zones

Anyone with a blue badge can park in a disabled bay.  Disabled bays located in controlled parking zones may have a Traffic Regulation Order displayed on a plate next to the bay.  These bays are enforceable by Civil Enforcement Officers, for more information please visit East Sussex County Council's website.

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