Broken pay and display machines in Barking will not be replaced

PUBLISHED: 11:58 10 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:37 10 May 2013

Broken pay and display machines in a car park will not be replaced because the area will soon be partially closed, says the council.

The machines in Axe Street car park in Barking have been broken for more than a month leading to complaints from residents.

A council spokesperson said they will not be replaced because the car park will be reduced to allow work to begin on a new council-run sports facility, which will replace Abbey Sports Centre.

Drivers have the option of paying by using the RingGo system, which can be accessed from a mobile phone, but are not able to pay using cash.

Some motorists say they have not paid because of the broken machines and have received penalty notices.

The reduced car park will include around eight disabled and five standard bays.

There is alternative parking in London Road multi-storey car park, and in nearby streets including St Paul’s, London Road, Abbey Road, George Street, Wakering Road and Linton Road.

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