Question 06/20

Question:

  1. I note that Gibbet Marsh car park in Rye is no longer charging casual users due the pandemic, does this apply to all car parks within RDC.What is the rationale for this action?
  2. As other car parks like Camber are closed and RDC not collecting revenue, is there going to be a large increase in charges next year? Particularly Permit Holders who are currently still paying for parking.

Answer:

Rother District Council took the decision to suspend pay and display in all our car parks for health and safety reasons – to avoid the need for visitors to use the key pads on the pay and display machines and also to maintain social distancing by eliminating the need to queue for a ticket. The car parks in Camber have been closed after large numbers of visitors started coming to the beach, meaning that social distancing was impossible to follow.

All of our fees and charges are set by councillors and no decisions have yet been taken regarding parking charges in 2021-22.