Vehicles causing an obstruction

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There are some temporary changes to parking during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, for more information see: Temporary changes to parking controls

We have started installing lines and Signs in Rother as part of implementing a Civil Parking Enforcement scheme. See Rother Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) scheme for updates.

How to report a vehicle causing an obstruction to:
• a dropped kerb for pedestrians;
• a dropped kerb for vehicle access; or
• the highway affecting traffic flow.

Dropped kerbs for pedestrians

In Lewes district and the boroughs of Eastbourne and Hastings, Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) can issue a Penalty Charge Notice to a vehicle parked across a pedestrian dropped kerb. To report a vehicle parked in this way, contact our enforcement contractor, NSL, who will send a CEO to the area. For more information please contact the Parking team: parking.information@eastsussex.gov.uk or 01273 335500.

Dropped kerbs for vehicle access

In Lewes district and the boroughs of Eastbourne and Hastings, Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) can, at the request of a resident whose access is blocked, issue a Penalty Charge Notice to a vehicle parked across a dropped kerb and blocking access. To report a vehicle parked in this way you should contact our enforcement contractor, NSL, who will be able to send a CEO to the area. For more information please contact the parking team by email parking.information@eastsussex.gov.uk or phone 01273 335500.

Affected residents can also apply for a white line, known as an Access Protection Marking (APM), to be painted in front of their drive. These are advisory lines only and are not legally enforceable, but they have been found to be very effective in deterring inconsiderate parking. Please be aware that an APM is not required for CEOs to enforce a dropped kerb.

You can apply for an APM using the application form and guidance notes here.

Vehicles causing an obstruction to the highway

Civil Enforcement Officers can only carry out enforcement where there are parking restrictions in place. Contact us to report a vehicle parked in contravention of the parking restrictions and to request enforcement.

If there are no parking restrictions in place we are unable to carry out any enforcement. Sussex Police may remove vehicles that are causing an obstruction or danger to the highway. To report a vehicle that is causing an obstruction please contact Sussex Police or phone 101. Please be aware that the Police can only take action if the vehicle is parked in a way that prevents another vehicle or a pedestrian from being able to pass.