MP hits out at “nightmare” parking in East Worthing

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MP Tim Loughton has slammed the county council for its “shambolic consultation” over controlled parking in East Worthing.

Numerous residents in Ham Road contacted the Herald to say the recent introduction of controlled parking in areas of East Worthing had made the road a “nightmare”.

Already a busy arterial road that is close to Worthing Hospital, a parade of shops and The Range, Ham Road has now become dangerous, residents argue, because of the large number of parked cars and busy traffic flow during peak times.

Dee Goodall, who lives in the northern part of Ham Road, said: “They need to put controlled parking down this road because we have commuters sitting here all week.

“By singling us out everyone has started parking down this road. It’s getting dangerous down here. I already know someone who was involved in an accident recently.

“Someone is going to get killed down here some day if nothing is done.”

The controlled parking zone (CPZ) issue was discussed at a packed neighbourhood police meeting at the East Worthing Community Centre on Tuesday, October 9, attended by residents, borough and county councillors and MP Tim Loughton.

Mr Loughton said he had been “inundated” with calls from Ham Road residents.

For the full story, read this week’s Worthing Herald, out from Thursday, October 11.