Ideas being drawn up to tackle traffic problems in Framfield Road, Uckfield

Ideas for easing parking and traffic problems in Framfield Road, Uckfield, are being drawn up, members of the public were told at the annual town meeting held last week.

Concern was raised by one resident who said the parking was a problem for drivers travelling along the road, particularly for lorries and ambulances.

It was suggested parking be restricted to just one side of the road.

Residents in the area including Keld Avenue and Alexandra Road also said they had problems in parking anywhere near their homes.

The meeting, held at Uckfield Civic Centre, was organised by Uckfield Town Council and was attended by about 45 people including town, district and county councillors.

East Sussex county councillor Paul Sparks said several complaints about parking had been referred to him and he had arranged a visit by a highway safety engineer who was now in the process of working on ideas to improve the situation.

Cllr Sparks said some residents had mentioned there was more parking on the roads since the town council agreed to take steps to prevent unauthorised car parking at the Foresters Hall.

“I fully understand why the town council has done that but it is another aspect to this issue,” said Cllr Sparks.

* A request was made for a grit bin to be placed so that an alleyway from Alexandra Road through to Millington Court could be treated during icy weather.

Wealden district councillor Helen Firth said she would see if it was possible for a bin to be placed for use there for next winter.

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