Central Blenheim’s parking will change from the old ‘lollipop’ meters to a new Pay by Plate parking system, on Monday 24 June.
The new meters mean you enter your vehicle plate number and desired parking time at the terminal, before using coins or credit/debit cards to pay for your parking.
The ticketless system, which will also be available via a mobile app, will see 170 of the old lollipop meters replaced with 24 new payment terminals. The off street pay and display meters will also be upgraded to Pay by Plate.
Parking times and tariffs will remain the same but the new meters allow people to move between kerbside parking spaces and use unspent parking credit during the day.
It’s an easy system to use. You enter your plate number, select your parking time, press Ok, pay and then walk away. The ticketless system means there’s no need to return to your vehicle after you’ve paid for your parking, and the new ‘Pay my Park’ app allows drivers to pay for parking and top up remotely.
If you’d like to familiarise yourself with the new system, come into the Council office at 15 Seymour Street and test drive the practice machine.