04 Mar Parking In East Grinstead
Parking in East Grinstead.
The subject of parking in East Grinstead is a popular matter and is something your EGBA considers of considerable importance to the future development of our town. Consequently we are in contact with the relevant authorities to try and influence decision making.
It is important to bear in mind that public parking comes under both MSDC and WSCC – car parks are the remit of MSDC and all revenue goes to them while on-street is under the management of WSCC and revenues go to them. MSDC are contracted by WSCC to carry out enforcement across the MSDC area. Revenue (fees and fines) from on-street parking goes to WSCC who pay MSDC a contract price for enforcement but actual costs exceed revenue. Car park revenue goes to MSDC who make a significant nett profit. Any profit made by WSCC has to be used on parking related issues whereas MSDC can spend theirs on whatever they chose, eg subsidising Council Tax.
Your association believes the following to be of priority:
- One or two hours free parking in public car parks.
- Payment on leaving a public car park.
- Provision of adequate Blue Badge parking.
- Strict enforcement of regulations – 14 hours per day, six days a week.
- Economic parking for people who travel to East Grinstead to work.
Currently non-resident parking permits cost £260 pa/£130 for six months (three registered vehicles at different times).
Non-residents parking permits are currently available in the roads below. For further information go to www.midsussex.gov.uk/parking-travel/parking-permits/.
- Lewes Road
- Fairfield Road
- Portland Road
- Brooklands Way
- Hermitage Lane
- Maypole Road
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