Parking payment is set to get even easier with the installation of new solar powered payment machines at the High Street car par in Turriff.
The High Street car park is going to be amongst the first in Aberdeenshire to have the new payment machines installed. The new machines will also have the addition of chip & pin payment services so you will be able to pay for your parking with a credit or debit card.
Peter Argyle Chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said
Chip and Pin is now a common way for people to pay for many goods and services and should provide added convenience.
Nineteen machines are being fitted to car parks across the county at
- Turriff High Street
- Peterhead Broad Street
- Fraserburgh Saltoun Square
- Banff St Mary’s
- Ellon Market Street
- Huntly The Square
- Inverurie Burn Lane
- Banchory Bellfield
- Stonehaven Market Square
Aberdeenshire Council also aims to have a “cashless parking” option in place by the end of the year and plans to install electric vehicle charging points. The introduction of the new services is part of a drive by the council to provide improved parking facilities, which will include CCTV badges for car park patrollers.
Alan S. Buchan Vice Chairman of the committee, said
Car parks are an important resource in all our towns and villages and this technology helps bring them up to date. It’s also important our car park patrollers are given the full support they deserve to ensure they can continue to do their work safely and without fear of threat.
CCTV badges are widely used by other local authorities and many front line staff, including the police, have reported positively on their use.
The installation of electric vehicle charging points in the main town centre car parks this autumn is part of the council’s approach to supporting the move towards low carbon vehicles. Over £70k is being invested in the new technology and a further £30k has been earmarked to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure.