By S Silva
Traffic chaos is expected to cause severe delays in Brighton and Hove on Wednesday 30th November due to a march by striking public sector workers.
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Thousands of people are marching throughout the city to protest against government proposals to change their pensions from ‘final salary’ to ‘career average’ settlements.
The march starts 10.30am and converges at Victoria Gardens at 11.45am.
At 12 noon, the march will move up North Street, along Queens Road and progress down North Road to The Level where a mass rally will start at 1pm.
Brighton & Hove Buses have said that ‘significant disruption and diversions to all bus services in the city centre are likely from approximately 10am until at least 1pm’.
A council spokeswoman confirmed that parking wardens will be working as usual as they are not local government employees.
There is some bright news for motorists, those with parking permits that run out on or before Wednesday, will be given a week’s parking amnesty.
Brighton and Hove City Council said that if people cannot renew their permits they will be given until 7th December before they become eligible for a ticket.
The strike will close crematoriums, schools, libraries and museums and rubbish collections will be “severely affected”.
Parents/guardians are advised to contact schools directly as some will not know if they are able to open until Wednesday itself.
Details of services disrupted by the strike can be found on the council’s website.