Hastings car park: Two motorists issued with tickets amid '˜chaos'

A resident who found himself stuck in the Rock-a-Nore car park for two hours and 15 minutes on Saturday (March 31) claimed motorists had been issued with parking tickets amid the '˜utter chaos'.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 6:16 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:29 am
Slow-moving traffic on the approach to the Rock-a-Nore car park

Rob Mouzer, of Meadow Way, Fairlight – like hundreds of others – returned to a ‘completely gridlocked’ car park at 1.30pm on Saturday with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.

He said: “There was a complete absence of car park attendants and yet, to our amazement, we noticed a number of cars had been given parking tickets.”

A spokesman for Hastings Borough Council confirmed two vehicles were issued with tickets on Saturday.

They added: “One was for parking in a disabled space that was not displaying a disabled badge.

“People were ignoring the ‘car park full’ signs, and parking in a way that impeded access and egress.

“When the civil enforcement officers became aware of a problem, they attended the site to help deal with the congestion.”

Mr Mouzer said the experience in the car park will put people – like his daughter – off from visiting the town.

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