Transparency, annual reports and minutes


Covid-19. There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak. See Temporary changes to parking for more information.

You can now apply for disabled parking bays and access protection markings online. For more details see Apply for an access protection marking and Apply for disabled parking bay.

Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) was introduced in Hastings Borough in 1999, across the whole of Lewes District on 20 September 2004, throughout the Borough of Eastbourne on 13 October 2008 and introduced in Rother District on 29 September 2020. This transferred responsibility for parking enforcement from the police to the County Council. Below you will find our annual parking reports and notes from parking board meetings held in the last two years.

Annual Parking Report

Annual Parking Report 2019/20

Annual Parking Report 2018/19

Annual Parking Report 2017/18

Annual Parking Report 2016/17

Annual Parking Report 2015/16

Annual Parking Report 2014/15

Annual Parking Report 2013/14

Hastings Joint Parking Board

Minutes – Hastings Joint Parking Board April 2019

Lewes Joint Parking Board

Minutes – Lewes Joint Parking Board October 2019

Minutes – Lewes Joint Parking Board April 2019

Local Authorities Code 2015

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, at the end of April each year we have a statutory requirement to publish information about the number of on and off street parking spaces we control, and the financial information.

We have on street controls in the districts of Lewes and Rother and the boroughs of Eastbourne and Hastings. In Lewes we also manage County Hall car park.

The bays are not individually marked out on street so the number of spaces is estimated.


On Street Number of spaces
Eastbourne 2603
Lewes 2262
Hastings 3133
Off Street Number of spaces
County Hall (Lewes) 394

Financial Information


On street charge £2,459,778
Off street charge £88,607
Permits £642,591
Penalty Charge Notices £1,375,840
Payments from Lewes DC £320,246
Other income £14,325
Total £4,901,387


Enforcement contract £2,061,551
ESCC staff (excludes reviews staff) £591,332
Operational expenditure (non enforcement) £1,010,132
Parking reviews £153,699
Supported bus network and concessionary fares £630,000
Total £4,446,714
operational surplus/(deficit) £454,673

Payments and investments supported by CPE surplus

New parking machines £267,593
Total £267,593
Net surplus /(deficit) for current year £187,080