Drivers who park vehicles and cause an obstruction are being warned by police they could be fined and have their vehicle towed away.
A temporary sign placed by Sussex Police on the corner of Selby Road and Framfield Road spells out the penalties for offenders.
It says there is a fixed penalty of £30 or the vehicle may be removed to a business operating from an industrial estate in Polegate where the recovery fee will be £150 plus £20 a day for storage.
Drivers are also warned that they could be summonsed to Brighton Magistrates’ Court where they could be fined up to £1,000 or, if a path is obstructed, 14 days’ imprisonment can be imposed instead of a fine.
The police used similar notices to warn drivers not to exceed the parking time limits in roadside bays along the High Street. At least one driver was summonsed to court.