Council rolls out camera-operated car-park system

Bucks Free Press: Council rolls out camera-operated car-park system Council rolls out camera-operated car-park system

THE rollout of automatic number plate recognition technology across the majority of car-parks in the Wycombe district has begun.

The ANPR system - which uses cameras to record when a vehicle arrives and relays that information to the payment machines - will be installed in the Kingsmead, Duke Street and Totteridge Road car-parks this week.

The system will be used in every Wycombe District Council owned car-park by the middle of August, except three.

Wycombe Sports Centre, and the Dean Street and Riley Road car-parks in Marlow, will remain pay-and-display for ‘operational reasons’.

The council commissioned the rollout after hailing the ANPR trial at the Easton Street and Railway Place car-parks as a success.

WDC claims ANPR means residents will no longer have to race back to their cars before their ticket runs out – reducing the likelihood of fines.

It also offers additional payment methods; including over the internet or registering for a system which automatically takes payment from your account upon leaving a car-park using ANPR.

Traditionalists can still pay by card or coins at the machines.

WDC said blue-badge holders will still receive free parking but they must register their details first.

Contact the council’s parking services on 01494 421955 or email parking@wycombe.gov.uk for further details.

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11:50am Tue 27 May 14

Good Life says...

All car parking should be free unless you want towns like High Wycombe to become ghost towns and everyone goes internet shopping instead, nothing but greed and a waste of tax payers money lots of it!
All car parking should be free unless you want towns like High Wycombe to become ghost towns and everyone goes internet shopping instead, nothing but greed and a waste of tax payers money lots of it! Good Life
  • Score: 19

12:27pm Tue 27 May 14

1wycombe says...

In EDEN if you park more then 8 hours its £20.
WHAT a RIP OFF!!!!!
In EDEN if you park more then 8 hours its £20. WHAT a RIP OFF!!!!! 1wycombe
  • Score: 18

1:19pm Tue 27 May 14

monkey_man says...

Good Life wrote:
All car parking should be free unless you want towns like High Wycombe to become ghost towns and everyone goes internet shopping instead, nothing but greed and a waste of tax payers money lots of it!
genuine question, how is it greed?
[quote][p][bold]Good Life[/bold] wrote: All car parking should be free unless you want towns like High Wycombe to become ghost towns and everyone goes internet shopping instead, nothing but greed and a waste of tax payers money lots of it![/p][/quote]genuine question, how is it greed? monkey_man
  • Score: 4

2:30pm Tue 27 May 14

ArnyP_HW says...

Good Life wrote:
All car parking should be free unless you want towns like High Wycombe to become ghost towns and everyone goes internet shopping instead, nothing but greed and a waste of tax payers money lots of it!
How do you expect car park upkeep and maintenance to be funded then?
[quote][p][bold]Good Life[/bold] wrote: All car parking should be free unless you want towns like High Wycombe to become ghost towns and everyone goes internet shopping instead, nothing but greed and a waste of tax payers money lots of it![/p][/quote]How do you expect car park upkeep and maintenance to be funded then? ArnyP_HW
  • Score: 4

3:48pm Tue 27 May 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

"Traditionalist" just because I like to pat with coin of the realm... it's fast becoming that money will no longer tender. I've had many troubles when using cash to pay for items over £200...
I wonder how long before the first of these scamera's is vandalised?
"Traditionalist" just because I like to pat with coin of the realm... it's fast becoming that money will no longer tender. I've had many troubles when using cash to pay for items over £200... I wonder how long before the first of these scamera's is vandalised? Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Tue 27 May 14

MisterH says...

The Lido car park recently switched over to an ANPR system run by a private company. My wife recieved a demand for £100 (or £60 if paid early) for popping in to pick up some party bags and invites. She stayed for less than 15 minutes so assumed she would not need to pay - most pay and display car parks in town let you out on the ticket without paying for 10-15 minutes. It seems that the company operating this is issuing lots of unfair tickets as I have heard stories of parents picking their kids up from sporting events at the lido/Rye and getting similar demands. These systems are run by the same people who were doing private clamping in the 90's and there is little regulation. There ought to be a backlash against them.
The Lido car park recently switched over to an ANPR system run by a private company. My wife recieved a demand for £100 (or £60 if paid early) for popping in to pick up some party bags and invites. She stayed for less than 15 minutes so assumed she would not need to pay - most pay and display car parks in town let you out on the ticket without paying for 10-15 minutes. It seems that the company operating this is issuing lots of unfair tickets as I have heard stories of parents picking their kids up from sporting events at the lido/Rye and getting similar demands. These systems are run by the same people who were doing private clamping in the 90's and there is little regulation. There ought to be a backlash against them. MisterH
  • Score: 3

6:10am Wed 28 May 14

1wycombe says...

MisterH wrote:
The Lido car park recently switched over to an ANPR system run by a private company. My wife recieved a demand for £100 (or £60 if paid early) for popping in to pick up some party bags and invites. She stayed for less than 15 minutes so assumed she would not need to pay - most pay and display car parks in town let you out on the ticket without paying for 10-15 minutes. It seems that the company operating this is issuing lots of unfair tickets as I have heard stories of parents picking their kids up from sporting events at the lido/Rye and getting similar demands. These systems are run by the same people who were doing private clamping in the 90's and there is little regulation. There ought to be a backlash against them.
Don't pay it. simple as that!!!

You only have to pay the fine if you were issued by the COURTS or a POLICE officer. apart from that these little compines don't mean nothing. Don't let them bully you.
[quote][p][bold]MisterH[/bold] wrote: The Lido car park recently switched over to an ANPR system run by a private company. My wife recieved a demand for £100 (or £60 if paid early) for popping in to pick up some party bags and invites. She stayed for less than 15 minutes so assumed she would not need to pay - most pay and display car parks in town let you out on the ticket without paying for 10-15 minutes. It seems that the company operating this is issuing lots of unfair tickets as I have heard stories of parents picking their kids up from sporting events at the lido/Rye and getting similar demands. These systems are run by the same people who were doing private clamping in the 90's and there is little regulation. There ought to be a backlash against them.[/p][/quote]Don't pay it. simple as that!!! You only have to pay the fine if you were issued by the COURTS or a POLICE officer. apart from that these little compines don't mean nothing. Don't let them bully you. 1wycombe
  • Score: 3

11:03pm Wed 28 May 14

nickybat says...

The ANPR car parks are great! You only pay for the time you've parked, not for a whole day when you may need to leave earlier. Also, you don't need to rush back to your car if you're going to be longer than the amounting time you thought you would be.
Why shouldn't we pay for parking, it's a service provided by our local council for our convenience. They need to pay staff to manage & maintain the car parks, so yes, we should pay. If you don't want to pay for that convenience maybe you should take the bus into town & reduce the congestion for other drivers.
The ANPR car parks are great! You only pay for the time you've parked, not for a whole day when you may need to leave earlier. Also, you don't need to rush back to your car if you're going to be longer than the amounting time you thought you would be. Why shouldn't we pay for parking, it's a service provided by our local council for our convenience. They need to pay staff to manage & maintain the car parks, so yes, we should pay. If you don't want to pay for that convenience maybe you should take the bus into town & reduce the congestion for other drivers. nickybat
  • Score: 7

6:36pm Wed 4 Jun 14

DownleyHills says...

Just found out we are no longer allowed to drop off/pick up from Wycombe Railway Station - Duke Street Car Park, over near platform 3.
According to the council:
"I acknowledge your query but the car park to which you refer is a private car park and a vehicle should only enter for the purpose of parking their vehicle; if a vehicle or person is entering for any other reason it could be considered to be trespassing and in breach of the terms and conditions under which the car park operates. ANPR cameras will log the vehicle entering and exiting, and ten minutes is allowed for the vehicle to find a parking space. Once they have parked their vehicle, the parking session is considered to have commenced, and if they are unable to park, they should move the vehicle to a legal alternative space elsewhere.
I am sorry that I am unable to assist further. "

Not sure if this applies to all the other ANPR car parks in the area?
Just found out we are no longer allowed to drop off/pick up from Wycombe Railway Station - Duke Street Car Park, over near platform 3. According to the council: "I acknowledge your query but the car park to which you refer is a private car park and a vehicle should only enter for the purpose of parking their vehicle; if a vehicle or person is entering for any other reason it could be considered to be trespassing and in breach of the terms and conditions under which the car park operates. ANPR cameras will log the vehicle entering and exiting, and ten minutes is allowed for the vehicle to find a parking space. Once they have parked their vehicle, the parking session is considered to have commenced, and if they are unable to park, they should move the vehicle to a legal alternative space elsewhere. I am sorry that I am unable to assist further. " Not sure if this applies to all the other ANPR car parks in the area? DownleyHills
  • Score: 0

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