Hollingdean Parking

RE59 ZNA

Grey Vauxhall Astra

  • RE59 ZNA is a grey Vauxhall Astra in a very poor state with significant body damage and reported to run very poorly with significant smoke from its exhaust.

  • This vehicle belongs to a resident of Hollingbury Road - in Zone G. In mid-2023, it was noted to be parked consistently in an electric vehicle charging bay on Hollingbury Road, without a valid resident permit and with a council windscreen parking ticket.

  • The owner of this Vauhall then purchased a resident parking permit and parked legally (although often still in the EV charging bay) for the following several months.

  • In October 2023, their permit (still attached to the can windscreen) expired. The Astra was spotted parking in the 'free' parking on Adams Close in Hollingdean, where it remained unmoved.

  • The car was parked awkwardly, with its rear wheels some significant distance from the curb causing a bottleneck for traffic trying to pass at the road's narrowest point.

  • In mid-January 2024, this Vauxhall moved for the first time three months. It subsequently reappeared in Hollingdean the same day, now parked on Hollingbury Crescent instead, still very poorly positioned. It has not moved again since. The owner continues to live in the adjacent permit Zone G.

  • It is clear that the owner has opted to use the 'free' parking in Hollingdean to store their vehicle, rather than renew or extend their parking permit for the area in which they live. This is a classic case of a displaced vehicle and is one of many known resident vehicles from Hollingbury Road which use Hollingdean in this fashion.

  • Because the owners wish to park as close as they are able to their own homes (whilst still in the 'free' Hollingdean parking area), these inevitably get dumped in the very congested corner of Hollingdean up against Fiveways, adding to noise, pollution, and removing what little available parking would otherwise be available for Hollingdean residents.

  • This significant use of Hollingdean for 'free' parking by residents of Zone G (and in particular, Hollingdean Road) causes a ridiculous situation where Hollingdean residents find their streets packed with cars from Hollingbury Road, leaving them unable to park on their own streets themselves. As a result, they must park in Zone G, where there is available space, but they risk a parking ticket for not having a permit.

Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The first of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The second of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Map iconAdams Close - Nov '23 (Hollingdean)
Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The third of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Map iconAdams Close - Dec '23 (Hollingdean)
Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The fourth of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Map iconAdams Close - Jan '24 (Hollingdean)
Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The fifth of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Map iconHollingbury Crescent - Jan '24 (Hollingdean)
Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The sixth of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Map iconAdams Close - Mar '24 (Hollingdean)
Photograph of RE59 ZNA - a Grey Vauxhall Astra parked in Hollingdean by a non-resident. The seventh of seven photographs supplied by the residents of Hollingdean.
Map iconHollingbury Crescent - Jul '24 (Hollingdean)

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