Commuter parking spreads to Uckfield's Victoria Ground
Uckfield rail commuters and people working in Newtown businesses are parking their cars at the Victoria Pleasure Ground.
The pleasure ground is owned by the town council and concerns about the long-term parking were raised at a meeting of the council’s environment and leisure committee.
It was stated the car park was intended to be used only by users of the Victoria ground.
Councillors are considering improved signage to deter long-term parkers.
Rail commuter parking is a long-running issue in the town. The station car park has only a handful of spaces and as more and more people use the Uckfield Line, the parking has spread to nearby residential streets and Wealden District Council’s Luxford Field car park.
Efforts over many years have been made to use derelict land near The Station pub for car parking but so far pressure from councillors and the MP, Charles Hendry, has been unsuccessful.
*Last year’s allotment conference was such a success that Uckfield Town Council is planning another this year – with July 10 pencilled in as the preferred date.
(Added to site Tuesday, May 15th, 2012)