Do you regularly park at the Peoples Market in Wrexham?

Do you park there while at work during the week? Or while nipping into town to do weekend shopping?

Either way, you’ll be interested in these upcoming changes.

From July 24, a new “pay on foot” system will be in place at the Peoples Market

The machines will accept both cash and card – and will also accept the new £1 coins.


What is “Pay on Foot”?

“Pay on Foot” is fairly straightforward, and users will likely have seen it used at a number of other car parks.

The new system will provide car park users with tickets when they arrive at the barriers, and users will have to redeem their tickets before leaving using payment machines located in the north and south malls

Door readers in the stairwells will scan the tickets provided at the barriers, meaning only those who have a parking ticket will be able to access the stairwells.

Season parking passes are available for those who park in the Peoples Market on a regular basis.

“More convenient for drivers…”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “The new parking arrangements at OW Peoples Market will be introduced as smoothly as possible.

“With the new chip and pin and card payment coming into line, the car park at OW Peoples Market will be more convenient for drivers and will save those looking to park from having to hunt for change.

“It will also make the car park more secure, as less cash will be held in the machines, so they’ll pose less of a target for vandals.

“And only those who’ve parked in the car park will have access to the stairwells, which will add another element to security.”

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