Cash payments are no longer being accepted at car park six in the Eastgate shopping centre in Basildon from today as systems have been upgraded to become ANPR camera controlled.
Previously, a chip coin would be collected by drivers on entry to the multi-storey in the Galleries to find out how much they would owe, before paying once their shopping was finished and using the same coin to exit.
Now, only tap, app and card payments will be accepted.
What are the Eastgate car park payment changes?
Signs around the centre explained: “From the November 21, this car park will no longer accept cash payments.
“Payment will be made via card, wave and pay or ECPParkBuddy app.
“The car park will become ANPR camera controlled to create a barrier-less driver experience – no more hunting for yellow chip coins. All you will need to know is your Car Registration Mark.”
How much does it cost to park at Eastgate car park?
The multi-storey car park has 700 spaces, with it being free to park on Sundays and Bank Holidays – excluding Good Friday when normal charges apply. The car park is open from 6am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 5pm on Sundays.
The prices are as follows:
- Up to one hour – £1
- From one hour to two hours – £1.60
- From two to three hours – £2.20
- From three to four hours – £2.80
- From four to five hours – £3.20
- More than five hours – £5