Van­dals wreck car park ma­chine

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

USERS of a Wok­ing­ham town cen­tre car park have been forced to use RingGo af­ter van­dals wrecked the pay­ment ma­chines.

The at­tack took place just be­fore Christ­mas.

Cllr Pauline Jor­gensen, ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for high­ways and trans­port, said: “Ma­chines at Cock­pit Lane were van­dalised be­yond re­pair, leav­ing RingGo as the only method of pay­ment avail­able.

“Theft and van­dal­ism are se­ri­ous prob­lems which cause a sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial loss to the lo­cal coun­cil tax­payer, so we’re look­ing at more se­cure and ro­bust al­ter­na­tives.

“All other Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough Coun­cil-owned car parks in Wok­ing­ham town cen­tre still have a pay and dis­play op­tion.”

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