'Selfish parking puts lives at risk' warns Rother District Council

The district council has warned drivers not to park selfishly as large numbers of people flock to the beach at Camber Sands.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 12:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th June 2021, 12:30 pm
Queues on the way to Camber Sands beach. Photo by Rother District Council
Queues on the way to Camber Sands beach. Photo by Rother District Council

The hot weather has seen many families head down to the seafront over the weekend.

Rother District Council warned that selfish parking puts people's lives at risk.

"When visiting Camber, please be mindful of your parking as this has a negative impact on the local community, can make it impossible for emergency vehicles to get through and force pedestrians to walk in the road," a spokesman said in a post online.

Sussex Police shared the post, and said in a statement: "We know that lots of you will be heading to the beach today

"But lovely weather like this means very long queues for both Camber Sands in East Sussex and West Wittering in West Sussex.

"Both beaches are incredibly popular year-round but on a day like today, queues started early this morning.

"If you're sitting in a queue for either of these beaches at the moment, or thinking of going later, please consider an alternative."