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.