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New £1 car parking machines installed

 
Created on 26/06/2017 @ 11:14
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If you’ve been struggling to buy your car park ticket in Newtown because you only have the old £1 coin, you’ll be glad to hear new machines have been installed.

Powys County Council is having to fit 55 new pay-and-disoplay machines throughout the county’s car parks and the Back Lane car park in Newtown has been the first to have some installed.

The Gravel Street car park will have machines installed shortly, according to the county council.

Up until now, since the introduction of the new £1 coin, anyone using them has had to find old coins or lots of smaller change.

The new machines will accept the new £1 coins and the old £1 coins, which go out of circulation in October.
 
Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “It is great to hear that new ticket machines are being installed in our pay and display car parks.
 
“The new machines will accept the old £1 coin until they lose their legal tender status in October.  Our parking officers will be able to update the new machines from October 15 so they don’t accept the old £1 coin.
 
“I’d like to remind those who use our pay and display car parks to buy the right ticket for the time they are parked there.”

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