Parking Ticket machines – out of order

Many of the Parking ticket machines in Addisocmbe are out of order; some take money but don’t issues tickets and others just don’t work at all. This is frustrating for visitors who are losing money and concerned that they will still be fined and unfair on local residents.

According to Cabinet papers the Parking Services shortfall in Pay and Display income is £625,000, with a further £100K lost through vandalism this year alone.

Cllr Mark Watson, who raised the issue with the Cabinet member, stated “I couldn’t find one machine that was working in East Croydon. It now appears that the council has lost £700K on pay and display income. Other boroughs seem to be abel to manage their machines and this seems an enormous amount to lose when the council is cutting other services. It is also frustrating for visitors who either lose money in the machine that don’t issue tickets or just don’t bother getting a ticket. This also means that residents that are paying for resident permits (residents permits doubled in price under the Conservatives) are also losing out as the system is in chaos.”

If you are aware of a ticket machine that is out of order or if you know of anyone who has lost money in a broken machine please let us know.

About Cllr Mark Watson

Mark has lived in Addiscombe for almost 25 years, first in Oval Road and now in Lebanon Road, and was first elected in 2002 as your local councillor. As a founding governor he helped transform Ark Oval Academy into an excellent local school and as a trustee of the Sir Phillip Game youth centre he has worked for better facilities for our young people. Additionally he has campaigned on local issues including support for local businesses, reducing traffic on residential roads, cleaner streets and supported residents opposing inappropriate planning applications. As the Cabinet Member for Equalities he set up of the Family Justice Centre in Croydon, which works to protect families, children and woman from harm.
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