Pay and display machines to be upgraded to contactless payments
2nd March 2020
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The improvements will include replacing 18 and 2 upgrades to pay and display machines at 12 of the Council owned pay and display car parks, to enable coin, chip and contactless payments.


The cost of the ticket machines will be met by the capital programme budget, of which a budget of £492,000 was allocated for car park improvements and agreed by Council on 7 February 2018.


Cabinet have also agreed to explore the procurement of a ‘pay by phone’ option for car parking.


Councillor John Preece, Portfolio Leader for Environment said “I am pleased that Cabinet has agreed to the improvements to the car parks in the District.  For some time the Council have been called upon to modernise its pay and display machines.  The ability to pay by debit and credit card and contactless methods is now part of everyday life.  These improvements will enable residents and visitors to pay for car parking by contactless, card and smart devices.


“It is anticipated that expanding the methods of payment could encourage customers to stay longer in the car parks. By using card and contactless payment methods the customer can choose how long they would like to park for, rather than the amount of change they have to hand being a limiting factor.”


The work to replace/upgrade the pay and display machines will start later this year.

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