Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe.
Date published: 12 March 2020
Customers using Napier Road North and Butt Road car parks can now choose easy contactless, Apple Pay or chip card payment following the installation of an updated pay and display machine.
Any parking stays in these two car parks can be paid for with a debit or credit card, either contactless if the symbol if displayed, or the card’s chip with no need to enter a pin number. Apple Pay using an enabled device is also available at this pay station.
Using contactless, chip or Apple Pay for transactions complements traditional coin payment, and cashless MiPermit online, text and phone options already available.
Cllr Mike Lilley, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities, Wellbeing and Public Safety, said: “Introducing these new cashless payment options in these two car parks increases the options of how customers can pay for their parking which will help residents, visitors and workers in the town.”
Residents and visitors using any Council car park, borough-wide, can also choose cashless MiPermit parking by using online or phone payments.
With the MiPermit App, there’s also no need to cut a trip short as users can enjoy topping up their parking without going back to the car; the easy-to-use system can also give optional reminders of when parking time is running out and help guide users unfamiliar with Colchester back to where their car is parked.
More information on Colchester's hassle-free cashless car park payment is available at colchester.gov.uk/parking
The introduction of contactless, chip card payment and Apple Pay in these car parks supports the Better Colchester campaign to highlight the work supporting the borough’s economic growth.