Test Valley Borough Council has installed two brand new card payment machines in the Chantry Centre car park to make it even easier for shoppers to pay for their stay.
The new machines will be available to use from Monday, 18 January and will provide the public with another way to pay for their parking.
On arrival, visitors will need to insert their credit or debit card into the machine and key in their vehicle’s registration number. At the end of their visit, they simply insert the same card into the machine again and it will then calculate the duration of the stay and charge accordingly.
Planning Policy and Transport Portfolio Holder, Councillor Martin Hatley, said: “The Council is committed to encouraging shoppers into Andover and making it as convenient as possible for them to stay for longer. The new machines provide the public with another option to pay for their parking in addition to the machines that continue to accept coins.”
The system does not produce a pay and display ticket but will record the time that the credit or debit card was inserted, along with its associated vehicle registration number. This means that the Council’s parking team can monitor which vehicles have valid parking tickets.
Councillor Hatley continued: “Many people prefer to pay for services using cards these days so we are really pleased to offer this option to shoppers in Andover.”