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St Peter's St Car Park

St Peter’s Street Car Park adopts Cashless Payments

 

Bedford Borough Council is installing a cashless payment system at St Peter’s Street Car Park following a string of vandalism attempts on various pay and display machines across the Borough.

 

At St Peter’s Street Car Park, several attempts were made to break into the machine in February. The first attempt to break into the machine was on 2nd February, with a subsequent attempt on 4th February. Bedford Borough Council has since replaced the broken machine.

 

The new machine feature a payment system that will replace the previous coin system, accepting card payments only and contactless. To facilitate Car Park users, the Council has also installed a second card payment machine in St Peter’s Street Car Park.

 

Over the last three months, 10 attempts have been made on various Car Parks and on street Parking Pay and Display machines across the Borough. The Council has had to replace 3 machines and make repairs to a further 7 machines.

 

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Environment said: “The Council works hard in the upkeep of our Car Parks to make them user-friendly and convenient to use. This new payment system at St Peters Street Car Park is the first to adopt the cashless system."

 

He continues: “All other council owned Car Parks currently, offer cash, phone and card payment. Although sadly we may be forced to replace any further vandalised pay and display machines with the cashless system.”

 

For more information on our Car Parks, please visit us at www.bedford.gov.uk/carparks

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