Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 81(b)


Subject:                    Written Questions


Date of meeting:    15 March 2022



A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting for questions submitted by a member of the public.


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from members of the public:


(1)          Patricia Sauer- Vale Park Parking


Residents and leisure users of south Portslade’s Vale Park are now rarely able to use its small, free car park. Since the introduction in mid-2021 of a new CPZ the car park has become filled with lived-in motorhomes, dumped/often illegal vans and vehicles without parking permits.

Friends of Vale Park committee, with local support, anticipated this problem and has  raised it, offering solutions, with councillors and officers several times in recent years. But the different departments have been unable to agree a workable, permanent measure to resolve the problem.

Will you now find a way to alleviate this community nuisance?


(2)          Tia Pollard – Whitehawk Playground


Our little boy needs 24-hour care, as a family we live in the high-rise blocks in Whitehawk, why isn’t their enough for the disabled in north Whitehawk as there is in peace haven and Woodingdean. They have wheelchair swings, why doesn’t Whitehawk have this for disabled children and the lack of seesaws why has it been left for this long neglected?


(3)          Mike Bodkin- Speeding on Freshfield Road


I write on behalf of our Community Speedwatch Group. Our records show that around 1/3 of those speeding on Freshfield Road are travelling in excess of 30mph, 50% above the limit. We have recorded vehicles travelling at up to 49mph. The 20mph speed limit is clearly not working.

We know that Sussex Police share our concerns and would welcome some simple and inexpensive improvements such as better signage and more roundels in the road. We’d like to know how the ETS Committee intends to assist our efforts to reduce speeding and improve community safety (as well as lowering air pollution)?