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New cash and card payment machines installed in 3 Spalding car parks

Posted 23 August 2018

Victoria Street car park sign 2018
Following the theft of the car parking machine in Spalding's Vine Street Car Park last year, a new machine has now been installed and will be operational from Tuesday 28th August 2018. The machine will continue to allow users to pay by coin whilst also introducing the new option to pay by card.

This decision was taken by South Holland District Council following feedback from residents, to introduce a wider selection of payment options whilst retaining the existing provision.

Similar machines have also been introduced in Herring Lane and Victoria Street car parks, and the use of these three new machines will be analysed in the coming months to identify the demand that exists for each method of payment. This, alongside an upcoming consultation on the Car Parking Order, will be used to ensure that the most appropriate methods of payments are available to car park users across the district. 

Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for place said: "We really value the feedback and suggestions of the district's residents and since the initial announcement on parking was made, it has been clear that people wanted the widest possible selection of payment options that we could offer. We are keen to show the importance in which we hold the opinions and reactions of our residents.

"These three new machines will still offer many of the positives previously mentioned, including avoiding over-payment, more effective enforcement, easier management of takings and a reduction in the appeal of machine theft. Crucially though, we also remove the risk of anyone feeling isolated or excluded by the change in technology, and help encourage people into the town.

"We hope that users will benefit from the choice and convenience of different payment options and that they will make the parking process as quick and easy as possible for everyone who uses them." 

To view the locations and costs of our car parks, please visit www.sholland.gov.uk/carparks.