College ‘should pay’ towards unadopted Bexhill road

Neil Moser pictured in Penland Road, Bexhill. SUS-160811-152342001
Neil Moser pictured in Penland Road, Bexhill. SUS-160811-152342001

A resident of an unadopted road in Bexhill covered in potholes believes the nearby college should pay towards repairs as students park there.

Neil Moser thinks Bexhill College should contribute towards the upkeep of Penland Road as first year pupils ‘use it as a car park’.

The 63-year-old pensioner said not only do the students add to the general wear-and-tear, but inconsiderate parking can be an issue too.

“Now students have all got cars but there’s only space for second years in the school, so they park on Penland Road,” he said.

“The college pays nothing but it’s a free car park for its students.

“We have to put cones out to stop students parking on either side of the road as once the postman couldn’t get through.”

Penland Road is unadopted from just past the college to the A259 De La Warr Road, meaning residents look after it instead of the council.

A petition calling for East Sussex County Council to take on the road and fix the many potholes was signed by a number of residents in September as they say it is too expensive and ‘ridiculous’ in 2016.

The council said it is happy to discuss the concerns but Mr Moser claims nothing gets done despite countless letters and promises.

He cannot understand how the road is unadopted in this day and age.

“We want to buy a new car but what’s the point if it’s going to get damaged as soon as we get it? We don’t have the tools or expertise to repair the road, the council should be doing it,” he said.

“It’s not good enough, it’s a disgrace.”

The college has been contacted for comment.

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