If you are mobile near Uckfield in East Sussex and need to jump on the Internet then we’ve found the connection in the local Costa Coffee in the main street is very reliable. In fact, we prefer this Costa to the one in neighbouring Haywards Heath largely because it seems more spacious and less noisy. The Internet connection is quite fast and reliable.
Across the street from Costa is the public library which also has free Internet and reliable computers. Just behind the library, there is a large car park offering free parking.
Although at first it seems we may have made a mistake in our choice of living quarters, living in East Sussex does have some benefits. First of all, we live in a small village hamlet (I guess) near Tunbridge Wells. It is also quite near to Crowborough, a smaller town than Tunbridge Wells, but it has what we need.
Unlike West Sussex, we have been in several towns in East Sussex where there are free parking lots. You can’t go anywhere in West Sussex without having to pay for parking or drive around looking for the rare free spots with time limits. In Uckfield, every lot was free. In Crowborough, there is a large lot that is free, right in the middle of town. You can walk across the street to the library and to the supermarket and take care of all your errands in one trip.
I miss the free parking in the US. Over there, if you go to church, there is a large parking lot. When you go the supermarket, there is a large parking lot. When you go to the library, there is a large parking lot. In England, buildings were put up years ago before parking lots were needed, so there are few parking spaces available. In order to provide travelers with parking, parking lots were built and fees were charged in order for towns to make some money. I suppose the higher council tax in some areas help pay for these parking lots.