Work to start on car parks in Hailsham

Vicarage Lane Car park Hailsham.
Vicarage Lane Car park Hailsham.

The latest phase of improvement work on car parks in Wealden has begun in Hailsham.

Phase Three of Wealden District Council’s five year Car Park Improvement Programme began on Monday (March 30).

Changes to the town’s largest car park in Vicarage Lane will take place in stages so that a major part of the car park remains open at all times.

The district council provides more than 650 free off-road car parking places in the town. Resurfacing work, necessitating closure of a car parking area, is only expected to take a day, subject to weather, a spokesman for the council said.

“Preparation work, including marking out and gulley clearing, will begin a few days earlier but should not affect car park use,” the spokesman said.

“Short stay restrictions will be lifted when resurfacing work is taking place to ensure any inconvenience is kept to a minimum.

“The improvements will include resurfacing with hard-wearing bitumen Tarmac, and the re-painting of traffic control and bay markings as well as the introduction of low energy lighting and new anti-graffiti signage.”

The council said Phase Three together with Phase Four will provide £350,000 of improvements to car parks across Wealden at Herstmonceux, Horam, Pevensey Bay, East Dean, Heathfield, Wadhurst, Mayfield and Crowborough.

The planned schedule of the Hailsham improvement will be carried out by Hailsham Roadways.

The dates are subject to weather conditions and may change at short notice, the council said.

Traffic marshalls will be on duty to direct traffic as required.