New contactless car park payment machines have been installed in Council-owned car parks in Selby along with two new electric vehicle charging points in South Parade car park, in Selby.
Lead Member for Communities and Economic Development, Cllr David Buckle, explained, “The new machines allow a Covid-secure contactless payments option but because we know some people still like to use cash, we’ve kept the option for those who prefer to pay in this way.
"We’re in the middle of a comprehensive programme to upgrade all Council owned car parks. We've already redesigned and improved Audus Street, South Parade and New Lane car parks and now we've installed these two new charging points as part of our work to improve South Parade car park.
Back Micklegate will be improved in the near future as part of the programme and this work will also include installing more electrical vehicle charging stations.
The new 11kW electric vehicle charging points are located at the back of South Parade car park near the new payment machines. The charging points are compatible with all electric vehicles on the road.
"Electric vehicles are becoming a popular mode of transport. Investing in new charging points is an important step as it provides residents, businesses and visitors to our town with more environmentally-friendly parking opportunities,” Cllr Buckle added.
The charging points have been installed in partnership with Eon Drive.
New car parking charges in Selby have also now come into effect. In Micklegate, Church Hill, Selby Park, Market Cross, Portholme Crescent, South Parade and Audus Street car parks the parking charges have changed to £1 for up to two hours and £1.50 for up to three hours or £5.40 for all day. Allowing parking for longer in these car parks will encourage shoppers to stay longer in the town. These charges also apply at Selby Leisure Centre Car Park. There are no changes to all day and traders charges.
In Back Micklegate car park parking charges rises by 30p to £1.50 for up to three hours. All day parking charges are unchanged.