Eastbourne councillors are to campaign for a larger slice of the county council's parking fees in an effort to do something about the town's damaged pavements.
At a meeting on Wednesday, members of Eastbourne Borough Council unanimously backed a motion to lobby East Sussex County Council to fund an annual programme of pavement improvements around the town.
Put forward by Liberal Democrat councillor Pat Rodohan, the motion calls on East Sussex to allocate at least half of the surplus funds from the Eastbourne Controlled Parking Scheme to the proposed programme.
The motion had been inspired by local campaigner Marie Hennelly, who told councillors she began calling for repairs after suffering several bad falls around the town.
She said: "Following three bad falls which involved broken bones I contacted several councillors about the dreadful state of the neglected pavements in Eastbourne.
"A few responded, but there was no funding due to the cuts other than the maintenance budget, which is often used for patching here and there. That is not the answer."
The scheme won the support of the town's deputy mayor Kathy Ballard, who seconded the motion despite her position traditionally being a non-voting role.