New Brighton parking zone delayed by missing ticket machines

Posted On 02 May 2014 at 2:06 pm
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The start of Brighton and Hove’s newest controlled parking zone will be delayed for two weeks after pay and display machines failed to turn up in time.

Picture taken by Nigel Goddard

Picture taken by Nigel Goddard this morning

The new Zone E, which includes Maldon Road, Matlock Road, Tivoli Crescent North and Tivoli Road just west of Preston Park Station, was due to come into force this morning – but when residents looked outside, no ticket machines were to be seen.

Brighton and Hove City Council said there had been an “unforeseen delay” in the delivery of the machines for a small number of shared spaces.

A spokeswoman added: “Residents permits in the area will automatically be extended by a month to compensate for the delay.”

The new zone has proved controversial since it was first proposed following an exact 50/50 split in reply to a consultation about introducing  a scheme to combat parking problems in the area last autumn.

Some residents are angry that those consulted included people living in adjoining Dyke Road, which is not included in the area, but whose householders are allowed to apply for permits – to date, none have.

Earlier this week, Tivoli Road resident Chris Moore said he and his neighbours were also angry that cars were damaged and the local lay priest threatened with arrest during work to install signage and road painting, which continued over the bank holiday weekend.

Mr Moore said today: “It must now also be time for one or other of our political parties to say ‘Enough is enough’ in this unfunny comedy of errors: an absolute disgrace, on every level.”

  1. roger Reply

    Ok Brighton council keep bringing in the pay to park,,soon there will be no visitors then you will all be happy,,A ghost town with no shops thats a good idea..and as for going on the beach,,no no someone might even enjoy it and thats not what the Greens want…oh and of course if we want to go and visit relatives we are limited to how many hours we can stay there by you wonderful parking meters..that when they even work,,,just all nasty frustration and daylight robbery from the beautiful Greens..many thanks, and rest well knowing you have through your greed and passion for causing distress to all who drive,, bless you all in power! remember we all have a choice and many will never return to your filthy city.

  2. roger Reply

    Ok Brighton council keep bringing in the pay to park,,soon there will be no visitors then you will all be happy,,A ghost town with no shops thats a good idea..and as for going on the beach,,no no someone might even enjoy it and thats not what the Greens want…oh and of course if we want to go and visit relatives we are limited to how many hours we can stay there by you wonderful parking meters..that when they even work,,,just all nasty frustration and daylight robbery from the beautiful Greens..many thanks, and rest well knowing you have through your greed and passion for causing distress to all who drive,, bless you all in power! remember we all have a choice and many will never return to your filthy city.

  3. Andrew Reply

    Brighton used to be great, it is my home town. Now live in london where Parking in parts of london is now easier than parking in Brighton. Such a shame.

  4. Andrew Reply

    Brighton used to be great, it is my home town. Now live in london where Parking in parts of london is now easier than parking in Brighton. Such a shame.

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