The parking meters on the High Street car park have been updated allowing visitors to return to the car park on the same day.
A software update had to be made to the parking meters on High Street car park, to allow more than one period of free parking each day.
Although the signs at High Street car park showed that visitors could return to the car park for free, the parking meters wouldn’t allow a second period of free parking on the same day. Aberdeenshire Council had to request a software update from the manufacturer after complaints. John Smith Treasurer for Turriff and District Community Council had raised the issue in community council meetings.
Aberdeenshire Council confirmed that the software update had been applied to the machines to allow for visitors returning to the car park on the same day.
A visitor parking at 10am will be entitled to two hours free parking when they get their ticket from the machine. They may now return in the same vehicle after 2pm get a ticket from the machine and have a second period of free parking.
The old system of being able to park for free in green spaces is no longer in place. All vehicles using the council car park must display a valid parking ticket. Vehicles parked without a valid ticket could be issued with a fine by Aberdeenshire Council parking wardens.
Aberdeenshire Council will be re-painting the green parking spaces white.
The only exceptions to this rule are Blue Badge holders who get free parking if displaying their badge and motorcycles.
Hight Street car park is the only car park in Turriff where visitors may have to pay for parking, all other car parks are free to use. You can find details of all the car parks in Turriff on the Aberdeenshire Council website.