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Temporary changes to parking during coronavirus (Covid 19)


There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak. See the: Temporary changes to parking, webpage for more information.

The information below has been updated for the changes to restrictions from 29 March and 12 April. This page will be updated if any other 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.

Health and Care workers

In line with the government guidelines for the Coronavirus (COVID-19): health, care and volunteer workers parking pass and concessions, all Covid-19 parking passes and concessions are being withdrawn. We will continue to recognise the government Covid-19 passes and any other agreed concession until 30 June.

From 1 July, please make sure you make the appropriate payment, have a permit, or, do not overstay the time limit for any parking bays you use. See the information about on street parking for details of the parking bays available, or information about parking permits to see if you are eligible for one. If you have any questions or need help applying for permits please contact us.

Visitor and hotel 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.

From 5 January 2021 visitor and hotel permits will be posted to the address registered on your permit account. This is limited to three books (30 permits) per application. When your application has been approved and the permits paid for online they will be posted.

From 12 April 2021, for applications for more than three books of permits, we will have a click and collect service for visitor and hotel parking permits at Battle, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes and Rye libraries. Once your permit application is approved and paid for online, they will be available to collect after two working days.

See our libraries: what to expect at the library, for opening days and times, and please be aware that at this time we are unable to accept cash payments at the libraries.

If you are applying for less than three books of permits and would prefer to collect them from the library, please let us know when you apply by calling the team on 01273 335500 (option 2) or send an email to: parking information. If you do not contact us, the permits will be posted to you once payment is received.

We are sorry for any inconvenience these arrangements might 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 telephone us on 01273 335500 (option 2) or email using either the contact form: parking information or direct email: parking.information@eastsussex.gov.uk