A number of people have complained to me about the increasing number of HGV lorries coming through Kingston including grain lorries, articulated vehicles and coaches. On Wednesday, 13 September I actually caught one on camera (see below) outside the school. The lorry was on its way to Wyevale and, in my opinion, it should not have been travelling through the 6’ 6” width restriction in Kingston. I have written to the police to report the matter and to ESCC to ask them to write to the businesses along the C7 requesting them to provide information to their suppliers and drivers that Kingston via the C324 is not a permitted route for HGVs.
If you see a large lorry or coach travelling through Kingston please would you report it to the police on their 101 service. Or go to: https://www.sussex.police.uk/ It would be ideal if you could take a photo. Or you can report this incident to Operation Crackdown by clicking on http://www.operationcrackdown.org/ Here you can upload photos as well. Please also email me with the information.
I suspect the problem is being caused by Google maps and satnav services. How do we combat the lack of information about width restrictions and speed limits on minor roads on these mapping services? One way is to take action ourselves. It would be great if someone could set up a Google ‘meet up’ where everyone in the village can contribute to providing better information about Kingston and the surrounding minor roads. I don’t know if it will work but it’s worth trying. Go to: https://maps.google.com/localguides/meetup