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Firework attack on Lewes parking meter

The Argus: A damaged parking meter in Phoenix Place, Lewes A damaged parking meter in Phoenix Place, Lewes

Vandals have blown up another parking meter with a firework.

The meter in a car park behind Lewes Castle suffered £200 worth of damage after yobs set off a firework inside it sometime between 6pm on Thursday, November 2 and 7.30am the following morning.

The incident was only revealed by police yesterday (November 9).

Attacks on pay and display machines in Phoenix Place and Friars Walk in Lewes during October caused almost £3,000 worth of damage.

Last year 15 attacks on 14 parking meters in the town were carried out between September and November with similar incidents having been reported every year in the town since 2004.

Chief Inspector Jason Tingley, Sussex Police’s district commander for Lewes, said: "I find it difficult to understand why anyone would be so reckless as to carry out such potentially dangerous acts.

“I'm amazed that someone hasn't been injured.”

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Cohesion.

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12:49pm Sat 10 Nov 12

menowhere says...

:D is this the new way to show your view on services supplied by east sussex county council
:D is this the new way to show your view on services supplied by east sussex county council menowhere
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1:32pm Sat 10 Nov 12

GIVE UP says...

East Sussex County Council should change the cover on the parking meter before someone tries to sue them for walking into it in the dark, it should be wearing a VIS cover
East Sussex County Council should change the cover on the parking meter before someone tries to sue them for walking into it in the dark, it should be wearing a VIS cover GIVE UP
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5:37pm Sat 10 Nov 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

It's time ESCC realised just how much these parking meters and the extremely high charges are not wanted by the people of Lewes and the shop keepers who have lost so much trade because of them - GET RID OF THEM ESCC, THESE ATTACKS ARE NOT GOING TO STOP!
It's time ESCC realised just how much these parking meters and the extremely high charges are not wanted by the people of Lewes and the shop keepers who have lost so much trade because of them - GET RID OF THEM ESCC, THESE ATTACKS ARE NOT GOING TO STOP! getThisCoalitionOut
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8:34pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Cheeky_leon says...

Unfortunately its us that are going to be paying for this damage and the council isn't going to react positively to this, the cost will be passed on...
Unfortunately its us that are going to be paying for this damage and the council isn't going to react positively to this, the cost will be passed on... Cheeky_leon
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11:21pm Sat 10 Nov 12

funkyyoyo says...

mass protest and non payment of council tax will have the prices reduced 'within a day' i might take a trip to lewes to check the legality of the markings so as they comply with current legislation
mass protest and non payment of council tax will have the prices reduced 'within a day' i might take a trip to lewes to check the legality of the markings so as they comply with current legislation funkyyoyo
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11:46pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Cheeky_leon says...

I wish it was that easy funky but i suspect the council will not change its stance. Good luck with the research and I hope you uncover some illegal findings.. :)
I wish it was that easy funky but i suspect the council will not change its stance. Good luck with the research and I hope you uncover some illegal findings.. :) Cheeky_leon
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10:34am Sun 11 Nov 12

Gaz the great says...

What a great idea to blow them up so people like us will have to pay extra in the long run in increased parking charges &/or council tax.
What a great idea to blow them up so people like us will have to pay extra in the long run in increased parking charges &/or council tax. Gaz the great
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1:55pm Sun 11 Nov 12

qm says...

Am wondering which part of this subtle campaign the Council is failing to understand. How much taxpayers money is going to be wasted on what appears to be a battle of the wills which the Council is clearly not winning!
Am wondering which part of this subtle campaign the Council is failing to understand. How much taxpayers money is going to be wasted on what appears to be a battle of the wills which the Council is clearly not winning! qm
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2:04pm Sun 11 Nov 12

qm says...

menowhere wrote:
:D is this the new way to show your view on services supplied by east sussex county council
Nothing new about this - it's been going on for years . . . . . .
[quote][p][bold]menowhere[/bold] wrote: :D is this the new way to show your view on services supplied by east sussex county council[/p][/quote]Nothing new about this - it's been going on for years . . . . . . qm
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