Transport, roads and parking


Transport, roads and parking

Rother District Council is not the highways authority for the District.

Throughout our area the majority of the roads are the responsibility of the highways authority, East Sussex County Council and you will find helpful information and links on their website.

They have a local office covering the Rother area at Sidley Depot, Ninfield Road, Bexhill, TN39 5EZ. Tel: 0345 60 80 193

Email:    Web: ESCC Highways

They deal with such matters as the Repair of roads and pavements (including any claims for injury by tripping etc), Traffic Regulation Orders and Street Lighting. If you would like to report a problem concerning any highways related matter, please visit the 'Report a Fault' page.

The A21 and the A259 are the responsibility of the Highways England. Tel: 0300 123 5000

Email:    Web: Highways England

Please do not address complaints or claims for compensation connected with these matters to Rother District Council.

Rother District Council is responsible for street sweeping, removal of litter, dog fouling and so on. Street Naming and Numbering is also a function of the Rother District Council. If you would like to report a problem concerning any highways or street cleansing related matter, please visit the 'Report a Fault' page.

Rother District Council has made bylaws for Good Rule and Government (see 'Related Pages') which concern certain anti-social activities in streets.  It has also made orders under the Dogs (Fouling Of Land) Act 1996 in relation to various Open Spaces and Highways, please see the designation order made by the Council which require a person in charge of a dog to remove its faeces (see 'Related Pages').

Rother District Council is also responsible for Road Closure Orders for special events, Orders controlling Street Trading, Permits for Street Collections and various other miscellaneous regulatory matters.

Rother District Council seeks to encourage public transport in conjunction with East Sussex County Council.  Rother District Council is responsible for the licensing and regulation of Taxis and Private Hire Cars, and their drivers.

  • Private and unadopted roads or tracks

    If you live on a private and unadopted roads or tracks please read the following information below.

  • Bus shelters

    The responsibility for the provision and maintenance of bus shelters is divided between Rother District Council and Parish / Town Councils.

  • Car parks

    The Council currently provides off-street parking throughout the district.

  • Dead animals

    The Council arranges for the collection and removal of animals found dead on or adjacent to the highway. This normally refers to cats, dogs or small wild animals which will be collected by the Council's Waste Contractor.

  • Local transport plan

    Our Local Transport Plan (LTP) sets out what we are going to do to achieve a safe and efficient transport system for East Sussex.

  • Rights of way

    There are 3,500 km of Rights of way in East Sussex. All are clearly marked on Ordnance Survey (OS) maps and a large number of walks are featured in books and leaflets covering the county.

  • Street care and cleaning

    The Council provides street sweeping and litter clearance services over 715km of adopted public highway and verges throughout the District.

  • Street name plates

    The Council erects and maintains street nameplates, except for new estates where the developer provides and maintains the new signs until the roads have been adopted.

  • Taxi and private hire licensing

    Taxis (officially called hackney carriages), private hire vehicles, drivers and operators are licensed by the Council to ensure the safety of passengers. The majority of licences are issued annually.

  • Temporary road closures

    The District Council has the authority to issue Temporary Street Closure Orders for street parties, bonfire/fireworks, processions, cultural events etc. under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 (as amended by the East Sussex Act 1981).

  • Report a fault

    Our online fault reporting system enables you to let us know if there are any street cleansing issues you require us to deal with in your area.

  • Bus timetables

    Find local bus services and timetables.

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