I hope you all found last week’s post interesting and it gave you a bit more idea of the many tasks the NEPP carries out across north Essex.
This week, I thought I’d write about cashless car park payments as St Mary’s car park in Colchester became pay and display and introduced cashless parking last week. St Mary’s is the last of Colchester’s Borough Council’s car parks to introduce this meaning you no longer need change to pay for its car parks. Colchester is the latest NEPP authority to offer cashless parking in all of its pay and display car parks following Braintree, Epping Forest and Uttlesford.
For those not already using cashless, the cashless payment facility across north Essex is available through MiPermit. To use the MiPermit system, simply set-up of a free secure MiPermit account online and then pay for your parking via the MiPermit app, online portal, text or phone call. Plus you’ll never have to worry about finding loose change for that car park again and if you’re running late returning to your car, you can extend your payment at the touch of a button and avoid having to rush back to your car.
When you use MiPermit you don’t need to display a paper ticket on your dashboard as I and all my fellow NEPP CEOs carry hand-held devices which tell us whether drivers have paid for their parking.
For more information about cashless payments, please visit www.parkingpartnership.org or www.mipermit.com. For help to register, please contact my colleagues via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01206 282316.