Christmas parking arrangements for Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings

Free parking for Christmas shoppers 2019

Park for free on street from 4pm in Eastbourne, Lewes and Hastings on

  • Thursday 5 December
  • Thursday 12 December
  • Thursday 19 December

On street parking

It will be free to park on street from 4pm until charges start the next morning. Pay and display machines won’t be covered, but stickers on each machine will remind you that you don’t have to pay.

Parking over Christmas and New Year

This information applies to:

  • Lewes district (including Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and surrounding towns and villages)
  • Eastbourne (on street, excluding car parks)
  • Hastings (on street, excluding car parks).

On 25 December and 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, you can park:

  • in pay and display bays, free of charge
  • in permit holder bays without a permit
  • in Lewes District car parks, free of charge
  • on single yellow lines.

Parking enforcement hours will also be shorter, finishing at 4pm on 24 December and 5pm on 31 December.

Do not park on double yellow lines. These are for safety and emergency access. The Police may take action against vehicles causing an obstruction or danger.

Normal parking enforcement applies at all other times.

Customer Service team

Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings

  • 24 December – 8am to 4pm
  • 25 December – closed
  • 26 December – closed
  • 27 December – 8am to 5pm
  • 28 December – 9am to 1pm
  • 29 December – closed
  • 30 December – 8am to 5pm
  • 31 December – 8am to 5pm
  • 1 January – closed
  • 2 January - 8am to 5pm

Paying for a permit or Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) in person

Libraries will be closed on the dates shown below. On these dates you will not be able to pay for and collect permits or pay PCNs in person at the libraries.

  • Tuesday 24 December
  • Wednesday 25 December
  • Thursday 26 December
  • Tuesday 31 December
  • Wednesday 1 January

Use the links below to check the library opening hours.

Car parks

For information about Christmas parking arrangements in the car parks please contact the local district or borough council.
Eastbourne Borough Council
Hastings Borough Council
Lewes District Council