Temporary changes to parking during coronavirus (Covid 19)


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.

This page will be updated when any changes are made to parking during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check it regularly for changes and updates.

Parking restrictions and charges

All parking restrictions apply as normal.
The only exceptions are detailed below.

Parking enforcement

Our enforcement team play an important role in ensuring people park safely and sensibly. This helps to reduce congestion and maintain traffic flow and access for those people that continue to use the roads.

With a change in Government guidance we expect to see more cars on the road Civil Enforcement Officers are necessary to manage traffic flow and the parking bays and we will be increasing our presence, with enforcement officers ensuring they maintain social distancing to protect staff and residents. As people begin to travel around the county more, we would urge motorists to park safely and considerately.

You can report vehicles that are parked in contravention or obstructing access by calling 01273 335500 (option 1)

Health and Care workers

If you are delivering essential health and care services during the Coronavirus pandemic please see our news update: Parking charges suspended for health and care workers for information about free parking.

As alternative arrangements are in place, we are not issuing any PCT or PCW permits at the moment.

Resident permit holders in Eastbourne, Hastings, and Lewes

If you cannot find a parking space where your resident permit is valid, you can use your permit to park in pay and display only bays and time limited bays that are in your zone without charge or time limit.

See the parking permit information for maps of the permit zones.

Penalty Charges Notices (PCNs)

If you have been issued a PCN please do not ignore it. You can challenge or pay the PCN online using the PCN viewer.

Any PCNs that are at or beyond the Notice to Owner stage will be put on hold until at least 19 July. The Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London publish a map showing the different stages of a PCN.

Visitor Permits

To meet the government guidance and ensure we can make our working environments safe for our staff and customers, we have had to make some changes to how we provide our service. Particularly with issuing permits that would need to be collected in person from the library.

Whilst the library is closed, we need to make some changes to how we issue visitor permits. Applications for visitor permits will limited to one book per application. Payment must be made online and once this has been made the permit will be posted to the address registered on your account.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope you can understand the reason for this.

If you have any questions about applying for permits or need help with an application please contact us on 01273 335500 (option 2) or email parking.information@eastsussex.gov.uk