Cotswolds Parking To Go Cashless This Year

Cashless parking is heading for the Cotswolds.

Cotswold District Council is to begin a phased removal of the option to pay by cash in all car parks across the district.

The aim is to protect the environment and reduce crime.

The scheme will see cash removed from all car parks across the district by the end of 2021.

Cllr Mike Evemy, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for parking, said “We are removing cash payments from our car parks to reduce our environmental impact – our team drives 20,000 miles around the district every year to collect cash from our car parks.

“We also want to eliminate theft and vandalism of the machines that has cost over £100,000 in the last four years as well as inconveniencing car park users.”