Eastbourne workers forced to tarmac AROUND a parked car after it was abandoned in the cemetery car park

Roadworkers are forced to tar AROUND a parked car after a driver ignored council calls to leave an Eastbourne car park empty for resurfacing work and let a Fiat Panda occupy a space for a week

Eastbourne road workers were forced to tar around a parked car after its driver left his Fiat Panda to occupy a space.

The blue car was left in a space in the car park at Ocklynge Cemetery in the town of East Sussex, which has been redone by Eastbourne Borough Council.

The town hall had asked motorists to clear the parking lot to allow the work to be carried out, but the car was abandoned and found itself stuck on an island surrounded by freshly laid tar.

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The blue Fiat Panda was left in the parking lot at Ocklynge Cemetery in Eastbourne despite the borough council asking drivers to keep all spaces clear for resurfacing work

It was spotted in the same spot in the East Sussex car park two days after resurfacing work on March 7 – and was still in place a week later.

He has not yet been hit with a parking fine.

Council calls to keep all spaces clear have been “ignored”, the authority said.

Eastbourne Borough Council said workers will have to return at a later date to resurface the spot occupied by the car.

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The car, parked in one of the resort town’s parking lots, was still in place a week after resurfacing on March 7. Archive image of Eastbourne Pier and Beach in East Sussex

Road workers will have to return to the parking lot at Ocklynge Cemetery and fill the gap after the driver pulls out his car

Road workers will have to return to the parking lot at Ocklynge Cemetery and fill the gap after the driver pulls out his car

Phil Hall, who lives in the seaside town, said: ‘It’s a comedic site, but it’s also a waste of municipal taxpayers’ money as they will now have to go back to the site to fill it up.’

A spokesperson for Eastbourne Borough Council said: ‘The entrance from Eldon Road to Ocklynge Cemetery has been redone.

“A car unfortunately did not take note of our call to move vehicles ahead of time, so we will be back to resurface this space.”

Last month, drivers in another seaside town were baffled by tiny parking spaces that barely had room for half a car.

The tiny new parking spaces at the Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall, are so small that other drivers have joked that cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

A photo shows a car crammed into a space with its rear wheels and trunk above the line.

The tiny new parking bays at Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall, are so small that other drivers have said cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

The tiny new parking bays at Belle Vue Short Stay car park in Saltash, Cornwall, are so small that other drivers have said cars should try to squeeze in sideways.

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces

Motorists joked that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces

Motorists suggested that parking would only cost half the price due to the tiny spaces.

Some have taken to social media on the Saltash Community Facebook group to talk about small spaces.

One of the reviewers felt that the spaces were designed for tiny vehicles such as motorcycles and smart cars.

Online others said ‘I bet you get fined for parking on the lines’ while another said ‘Does that mean you only have to pay half the Parking Fee?”

However, the rest of the car park has normal sized spaces.

It’s only along the wall where the parking spaces are smaller than the others.

According to Cornwall Live, the council was asked about the new miniature spaces but did not respond.