Stretch of road is so dangerous

Further to the recent correspondence regarding the hazards in London Road, specifically the stretch from Chepbourne Road to Beeching Road, as mentioned last week. Although only a short section, it is an accident waiting to happen.

The car parking in Bexhill is atrocious at the best of times, with all ages and sexes parking indiscriminately, but this section of London Road is diabolical, with vehicles of all shapes and sizes, not only parking on double yellow lines but right up on the pavement, leaving little room for pedestrians, placing children in grave danger.

It is about time the local authority with the police force faced up to their responsibility and started cleaning up this mess, rather than closing their eyes to it.

This area could be an attractive part of Bexhill, with small businesses, enterprises and shops, etc. gracing the road. ‘But’, comes the answer, ‘there are no parking facilities?’ The answer to which is, ‘so make some’, as nothing is beyond the realm of possibility, if one’s mind is set to it.

For example, there is a rather unsightly and potentially dangerous scrap yard covering some considerable area half way down London Road.

The vehicles belonging to this add to the congestion and danger. So how about moving this legitimate business to a more suitable plot out of town and turn the area it now occupies into a pay and display car park. This would be profitable for the current owners, as it would give them two sources of income.

Peter Gadsden

Sewell Avenue


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