What can I do
to help?

Monitor the new Zone 10

The most important things that you can do to help are:

  • Keep an eye on the performance of the new zone. Is it doing what we hoped?

  • Use the contact us form below to keep the SAPC in touch with your thoughts.

  • If there are things that the Council needs to do, get in touch with the Council.

  • Since Zone 10 was designated, we're no longer actively campaigning so new volunteers are not currently sought... 

  • But do print a parking disk for you car if you want to show your support for the work we've done.

  • The performance of Zone 10 can be discussed on social media.

  • And we all still need to bear down on bad parking (though we hope that there'll be a lot less of if than there used to be).

Get involved with the Council 

Our current ward Councillors have secured the designation of Zone 10.

In speaking to the ETS Committee in June 2020, our local ward member Cllr Steve Davis paid tribute to the long and consistent work by this campaign to bring about this result.

Public service can be tough and people often to forget to thank our Councillors when good decisions are taken. Please consider writing to our local Councillors so that they know how you feel, but keep them honest: we need them to follow through, to monitor and enforce the scheme. Click here for more details.

Become a volunteer

SAPC volunteers did everything. Banners were made for Council meetings.  Leaflets were designed, printed and distributed.  Supporters had conversations with their neighbours.  You can register here to become a SAPC Supporter if you wish, but following on from the designation of Zone 10, there is no immediate active campaigning to be done.

Print a parking disc

Please print and display inside your windscreen a copy of the Surrenden Area Local Resident parking disc.  By displaying this disc it will help show that you support the campaign and the designation of Zone 10.

Get active on social media

Got things to say and pictures to show about parking in the Surrenden Area? Say them on social media!

 

SAPC is on Facebook. Councillors and council officers monitor public debates.​

Use hashtags: 

 

#Zone10 #EndParkingChaos #BrightonCouncil #SurrendenAreaParking #GoodParking #BadParking

Brighton Council is on Facebook too, as are several Councillors: 

 

Visit their pages and post about our topics in comments.  Don't forget to use our hashtags and post links to our website to support your arguments. 

If you are new to social media, or want some advice about how best to use it, click here to download the SAPC social media guide.

Zero tolerance of bad parking:

Photograph it

If you can photograph examples of bad parking without risking your own safety or compromising people's privacy, please do so. You can send your photos in to SAPC using this link and we will publish the best ones.  Remember: don't take full face pictures of anyone you don't know and don't photograph children.

Ticket it

SAPC can provide you with 'polite parking tickets' to print at home and put on to badly parked vehicles. Remember, you mustn't fix a ticket to a vehicle in any way that could cause damage. Put it into a see-through plastic bag and tuck it under the windscreen wiper.

Report it

Sick of being boxed in, double-parked or not being able to cross the road safely? 

  • Report antisocial driving and abandoned vehicles to Sussex Police: Operation Crackdown.

  • Report parking on double yellow lines, across drives and garages to Parking Enforcement at Brighton Council.

  • Report vehicles being lived-in to the Traveller Unit at Brighton Council.