Contactless payment introduced at Bury and Haverhill car parks

Car park ticket machines across Bury St Edmunds are being upgraded to offer contactless card payment. 

Pictured: Cllr Peter Stevens, Parking attendant Tracy Claydon and Parking attendant Thomas Sparks ANL-160404-122806009
Car park ticket machines across Bury St Edmunds are being upgraded to offer contactless card payment. Pictured: Cllr Peter Stevens, Parking attendant Tracy Claydon and Parking attendant Thomas Sparks ANL-160404-122806009

Car park ticket machines across Bury St Edmunds are being upgraded to offer contactless card payment.

Eight machines at the Parkway multi-storey are included in the first wave of the roll out of council-owned off-street parking across the borough.

The first of the 26 machines was installed at Ram Meadow long stay car park and a further 12 are planned in Bury and five in Haverhill as part of the £50,000 investment after a recent review of parking.

Cllr Peter Stevens, St Edmundsbury Borough Council cabinet member for operations, said: “The recent review recommended the contactless payment method for pay and display after considering the results of an in-depth study.

“The new machines will also continue to take change, and you can still pay using the RingGo pay by phone service.

“I hope that the new facility will be popular and convenient for all those visiting Haverhill and Bury St Edmunds.”

The car parks machines will have new signs with the instructions for using the machines. The user will first need to select the time they wish to pay for, before using their contactless credit or debit card to issue a ticket to be displayed in the car windscreen.

Full instructions can be found at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk