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New energy efficient ticket machines for Council car parks

Published on 14 March 2023

New more user-friendly and energy-efficient pay and display machines will be installed at 18 car parks across the High Peak.

High Peak Borough Council has announced it has appointed Flowbird Smart City UK Limited to provide 27 new machines to replace the existing machines which are at the end of their useful life.

Customers will be able to pay with coins or contactless via credit or debit cards and phone payment apps. Current machines only take coins. The PaybyPhone option will continue to operate for drivers who prefer to pay that way.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure, said: "I'm pleased to announce the replacement of all the pay and display machines at our car parks with modern, efficient machines.

"The current machines are at the end of life and don't offer the payment flexibility that customers now expect, as many residents and visitors have told us.

"These new machines, in addition to the popular PaybyPhone option, will enable people to pay for parking in ways which suit them rather than having to find coins - an improvement many people have requested and which, I'm sure, will be very welcome!"

To make them easy to use for all our customers, function buttons and payment areas will be brightly coloured to assist visually impaired and physically disabled people

The new machines are dual power models which means that, in the first instance, they will operate on solar generated power backed up by mains power connections when required.

Work to install the new machines will begin later this year.