Petersfield’s parking meters upgraded

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SOLAR-powered parking meters are being installed in a town centre.

East Hampshire District Council is spending nearly £110,000 on replacing 27 coin-only meters in Petersfield and Alton.

The new ones will allow drivers more ways to pay and display – by credit card, debit card and cash.

Cllr Richard Millard, in charge of commercial contracts at the council, said: ‘Our car parks are a vital part of our infrastructure so it is very important that we keep up to date with technology.

‘The new meters will give people the best and easiest experience whether they are out shopping, on a business trip or visiting as tourists.’

The current meters are more than 10 years old and parts are no longer available.