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Isle of Wight Council invests in new parking meters

Tue 23 Mar 2010

Isle of Wight Council invests in new parking meters

Motorists who take an Isle of Wight holiday this summer should arrive in time to use new parking ticket machines.

The Isle of Wight Council is rolling out more than 150 new pay and display machines over the next few months.

According to Peter Hayward, head of highways and transport at the authority, the devices will feature some "very modern technology".

Drivers will be able to pay for parking either with coins or with their debit or credit card, which means they will no longer be hampered by not having the right change.

The new machines should be up and running in time for this year's high tourist season.

Mr Hayward said: "The existing parking meters are wearing out."

"These models are now obsolete and need to be replaced."

The Isle of Wight Council will be hoping for a busy tourist season this summer following the recent launch of a new marketing campaign, which makes use of popular websites such as Flickr and YouTube.
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