Published Thursday, 11 May 2017
From Monday 15 May, residents and visitors of Cranleigh will be able to pay for parking using a new check in, check out system, as part of a three month trial in Stocklund Square and Village Way.
The new payment option will allow drivers to pay for parking at the end of their visit, giving drivers more freedom to park without having to rush back before their ticket expires.
If it proves to be successful at the end of the trial, Waverley will continue to offer the facility in the village and will look to roll it out across other car parks.
The trial will launch in Stocklund Square Car Park on Monday 15 May and then in Village Way Car Park on Monday 22 May.
The new system is simple to use; instructions will be clearly displayed on signage in the car park, on the screen of the parking machines and on the council’s website.
Richard Homewood, Head of Environmental Services at Waverley Borough Council, said: "This payment system gives our customers more freedom to park for the amount of time they need, without having to worry about tickets expiring and getting a fine.
“Drivers will not need to pre-select the amount of time they want to park for as the charge is calculated on exit - that’s why it is important for drivers to remember to check out or they will be charged with a full day tariff.
"We hope this will make it easier for people to enjoy the services and shopping Cranleigh has to offer.”
Bob Bayley, of Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are fortunate in Cranleigh to have been chosen for this car parking payments trial.
“The new check in, check out system means car park users can spend as long as they like enjoying the various shops, cafés and restaurants that Cranleigh has to offer, without having to rush back to their car to beat an expired ticket.
“We’re expecting this new system to be very popular and contribute towards the vibrancy of our valued High Street, which includes many independent retailers.”
As well as using the check in check out system, drivers can still pay for parking using the pay and display options, with card or cash, and can also use the RingGo phone payment method.
Notes for editors:
For more information about Waverley's car parks visit: www.waverley.gov.uk/parking
For further information contact:
Tel: 01483 523296
Web : www.waverley.gov.uk