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18 March
I have had an interesting letter response to an enquiry made to Kay Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, which I have published here in full. I note in particular the reference that she is ‘due to meet with the Leader and Chief Executive of Wealden District Councilto discuss the matter further’

5 March

Dear Councillor Dear.

Thank you for email dated 21 February regarding illegal parking across Wealden.

As you may be aware, parking enforcement has not been decriminalised in both the Wealden and Rother Districts as it has been elsewhere in the county. This means that Sussex Police remain responsible for parking enforcement which is a full-time responsibility.

Chief Constable York made the decision that his officers would not enforce parking unless it was causing danger either by obstructing a highway or could cause injury to someone by obstructing a pavement.

I understand that Wealden Council’s Cabinet have now reviewed the introduction of Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) but concluded that a CPE model is not an option for the rural Wealden environment.

Chief Constable York had given a commitment to both Wealden and Rother to provide an interim solution, should CPE be adopted. I am due to meet with the Leader and Chief Executive of Wealden District Council to discuss this matter further

Thank you once again for contacting me.

Your Sincerely
Katy Bourne
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dianne Dear is the publisher of Bay Life . She has also been a Wealden District Councilor for 16 years. In the blog she looks at community affairs in Pevensey and Pevensey Bay and local campaigns. She also offers thoughts on the local community and business and the big questions in the Bay such as the preservation of precious community assets and questions like the regeneration of the local economy.