New machines mean no more loose change

Published Tuesday, 05 February 2019

The Borough Council is phasing in new ticket machines at its pay-and-display car parks across Hinckley town centre.

New machines are being installed in the Leisure Centre, St Mary's Road and Church Walk car parks this month with others introduced gradually over the new few months.

The new pay-and-display machines will provide a variety of quick and simple ways for people to pay for their parking.   

For the first time car park users can look forward to not having to find loose change as the new machines will accept contactless payment and credit and debit cards as well as cash. 

Parking charges remain the same at 60 pence for up to an hour and £2 for three hours in short stay car parks and £2.50 for over five hours in long stay car parks. Please visit parking for more information about parking charges across the town. 
Executive Member for Corporate and Member Services, Councillor Chris Ladkin said: "I’m pleased that we are able to introduce these new machines to offer a modern means of paying for parking, without the need to use cash. These machines will make parking easier for some people and will soon be available in most of our Hinckley car parks.”