03/08/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Car parking and the new £1 coin – an update

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People have been asking when our pay and display parking machines will accept the new £1 coin. Here’s an update.

A picture of a parking sign

In Shrewsbury all of our on-street pay and display parking machines, plus the machines at the Bridge Street, Raven Meadows and St Austin’s Street car parks, now accept the new £1 coin, and card payments.

In Bridgnorth, the machines in the Sainsbury’s, Innage Lane and Listley Street car parks now accept the new £1 coin.

All machines in our Much Wenlock car parks will accept the new £1 coin.

We’re still waiting for our supplier to convert the remaining machines. Unfortunately we’re not the only council in the country waiting for this work to be done and, as such, are in a queue. However, the outstanding machine conversions are now expected to begin on Monday 14 August 2017 and, as individual machines are converted, notices will be placed on them. Also, we’ll announce at a future date when everything is complete.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:-

“We appreciate that this is frustrating for many people and apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, this work will soon be complete and we thank people for their patience while it is carried out.”

In the meantime, all of our pay and display parking machines will accept all other denominations of UK coins.

In Shrewsbury people also have the option of paying by phone at Frankwell, Bridge Street and St Austin’s Street car parks.

Our car park officers are aware that people may need to leave their vehicles for a short period while they find the correct coins.

For more information about our car parks and on-street parking, click here.



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