New ticketless parking for Oxted starts 15 November

The new ticketless barrier system for the Council’s Ellice Road car park in Oxted will be in place from 8am on Wednesday 15 November, allowing drivers to access the car park and stay for as long as they like, without needing a ticket. The first hour of parking will be free. Parking charges will apply from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system will record the number plate of each car as it arrives and the barrier will automatically open. When visitors are ready to leave, they simply key their number plate into the payment machine and can pay using cards or cash. The system will automatically give the first hour free. Council staff will be available in the car park for the first few weeks to help residents and answer any questions.

Residents will shortly be able to sign up for an online parking account. People who register will be able to drive in and out of the car park, without using the ticket machine. Payments will be deducted from a registered bank account fortnightly.

Councillor Nick Childs, Chairman of the Community Services Committee, said: “The new ticketless parking system in Oxted will offer residents, businesses and visitors to the town easy and convenient parking in a central location. The online parking account will allow people to drive in and out of the car park and any money due will be deducted automatically. Every resident, business and visitor to our town will get their first hour of parking free.”


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