DISABLED residents fear they will be left stranded by a “frivolous” seafront parking suspension.

The move – to allow a film crew access – will come into force on Fourth Avenue in Hove next Thursday.

One resident said at least four disabled people “are going to be seriously stuck”.

She said: “It’s terrible. I cannot see any justification for you suspending parking for 24 hours. I collect a disabled person to go to hospital for dialysis on Thursdays.

“Twenty four hours, during a pandemic, when most people are working from home and you suspend the parking for a frivolous reason. Where do you expect us to go? Do you expect us just to disappear?”

She complained residents had not been warned, consulted, or offered a reduction on their permits.

Brighton and Hove City Council has apologised, and said filming was “important to the local economy”. A spokesman said: “Parking bay suspensions in controlled parking zone areas are used to help residents when they move house or need a skip, for public events and, as in this case, to allow filming.

“Filming is important to the local economy and Brighton and Hove is signed up to the Film Friendly Charter, which sends a message to the film and TV industry that it is easy and straightforward to film here. We appreciate parking bay suspensions can cause temporary inconvenience to some residents and apologise for any issues caused.”