MOTORISTS flouting parking regulations in Rother will face action from East Sussex County Council when the authority takes control of enforcement later this month.

This means you will be affected ir you visit places such as Bexhill and Battle, as many of us do.

Powers to enforce parking restrictions across the district will officially transfer to East Sussex County Council from Sussex Police on Tuesday, September 29.

The county council, which already operates civil parking enforcement in three of the county’s five district and boroughs, applied for the powers in response to concerns about a lack of enforcement.

Cllr Claire Dowling, lead member for transport and environment, said: “Limited police resources meant there was often a lack of enforcement in Rother, which caused concern among residents and the district council.

“Following a legal process and approval from the Department for Transport, we will be able to introduce more rigorous enforcement and tackle some of the problem areas that are of the greatest concern to residents.”

She added: “As well as easing congestion caused by inconsiderate parking, the scheme can improve road safety, air quality and increase the turnover of parking spaces making it easier for visitors and shoppers to park.”

Formal traffic regulation orders for specific locations around the district were drawn up taking into account feedback from a consultation held last year.

In preparation for the change, lines on roads across the district have been repainted, parking machines have been installed and signs have been erected in streets identified during the public consultation.

Details of the new parking arrangements, parking tariffs and how parking permits can be purchased have been shared with resident in streets where restrictions will be enforced.

More information about civil parking enforcement can be found at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/parking/controls/cpe/