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Contactless machines installed in council car parks

Drivers are able to tap and go at every council car park in Test Valley after new payment machines have now all been installed.

Following the decision to replace all the machines earlier this year, the installations began earlier this month and have now been completed.

It means that car parks in Andover and Romsey now accept payment by contactless cards, smartphones and through cash and coins. 

Head of Property and Asset Management at Test Valley Borough Council, Simon Ellis, said: “We’re really pleased that the installations went smoothly and that all of our car parks now benefit from these new machines.

“It’s common knowledge that not everyone carries cash now and perhaps this can go some way to avoid that feeling of wondering if you have a spare pound coin lying around! Hopefully the machines will encourage people to stay longer in our town centres and continue to shop locally, too.”

Paul Betteridge, Sales Director from Inaparc, said: “We are delighted to be working with the  council to deliver modern payment pay & display machines across Test Valley. InaParc are looking forward to many years of supporting the borough and it’s car park users”.

The machines have been provided by Inaparc. As well as the new payment methods, RingGo will also continue to be offered in all council car parks.

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