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Imelda May (and Rother Parking Lunacy)

posted by cary on 24 Apr 2012 at 11:47 pm

We have just returned from an excellent evening with Imelda May at the DLWP. A packed house in Bexhill on a Tuesday evening, with local people and visitors in town being entertained and spending their money in local establishments. Absolutely brilliant to see!

So what do our inept local Council do?..they have gone around the DLWP car park giving dozens of cars parking tickets, after 7pm on a mid week evening.

What on earth are our Council thinking..yet again they have suceeded in alienating much needed support and visitors to the town. Another demonstration of short-sighted bureaucracy and idiocy in shooting our local economy in the foot....Well done Rother!!

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posted by BRIAN STORKEY on 23 Jun 2012 at 1:03 pm

About 10days prior to the concert I was at a town centre police meeting, attended by a Rother Council Officer, together with about 12 other residents and local business people. I had learnt that Rother intended to increase car parking charges in the De la Warr car and extend the hours to which they applied, ie from 6pm until 8pm, thus affecting those people who attend evening events at the De la Warr Pavilion. I suggested to the Rother Officer that as "best practice" Rother should place a large notice at the entrance to the car park facing the road to warn Pavilion customers. Needless to say this was ignored and a large number of car owners received parking tickets. I was absolutely disgusted with Rother and at the next concert, Duane Eddy, a couple of weeks later, myself and a number of Members from the Alliance positioned ourselves at the Car park entrance armed with large posters to warn them of the changes. Rother should have warned people, but that is not in their ethos.

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posted by cary on 26 Jun 2012 at 8:59 am

I appreciate your e-mail and indeed noticed yourself and your group warning people using the car park at the Duane Eddy concert. Many Thanks for that, which I think was great.

I just cannot understand the Rother mentality with this. In current testing economic times, we need to be encouraging visitors to Bexhill, not deterring them.

Speaking with local Traders, they strongly agree that this move is further demonstrating Rother's lack of support for them. It's also pushing people to further park in congested neighbouring streets and further inconvenience Residents.

This just seems short-sighted

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