All change as flexible payment machines arrive in town centre car parks

4 July 2018

Mid Sussex District Council is giving you the choice to pay for parking by card, cash or phone in Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath town centre car parks.

New payment machines will help make parking as quick and simple as possible by enabling you to pay for parking with your bank card or by calling, texting or using an app on your mobile phone.

You can still pay for parking with cash in the conventional way but mobile payment is being introduced alongside cash payments as a handy alternative.

The MiPermit app is a quick, easy-to-use mobile phone service that allows you to pay for parking electronically, rather than with cash at a machine. By using the app you will not even have to visit the ticket machine and you can request a text message reminder when your parking is about to expire.

Councillor Marsh, Cabinet Member for Service Delivery said, “This is a progressive step for our well-used town centre car parks and an end to the frustration of not having the right change at the right time.

“The app also offers the option to extend your parking without returning to your vehicle, which is great when you find you need more time in town.”

The new machines are expected to be installed in time for the summer holidays.