parking machines hailed a success in Burnham-On-Sea
introduction of cashless payment machines at public car parks
in Burnham and Highbridge has been hailed a success.
of motorists have used the new payment machines in local car parks,
which allow them to pay by mobile phone instead of coins.
Sedgemoor District Council introduced the new payment machines
in March last year to make it easier for drivers to pay at car
parks in Highbridge's Bank Street, Burnham's Lynton Road, Oxford
Street, Pier Street (East, West and South) and Berrow Road.
"Since launching in March 2014 over 9,000 customers have
successfully used the phone and pay system for parking
in our car parks," Sam Taylor, Sedgemoor District Council's
Community Relations Officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
saw over 1,000 customers using the system in July alone. Many
of these customers now use the service on a regular basis."
"The system enables customers to pay using their mobile
phone, removing the need to carry cash. There are also options
to receive a reminder text or to top-up your payment if your stay
is longer than expected saving you precious time returning to
your car and then scrambling for change."
Once registered, customers can use the facility in any 'pay and
display' public car or on-street parking bay in Somerset.
Annual and quarterly season tickets are other cash-free options
for paying for parking in Sedgemoors car parks. These are
particularly useful for people who park in car parks regularly
during the working week.