It’s the end of an era for a national park authority which is one of the last to employ car park attendants.
From March 27, North York Moors will switch over to pay and display parking at their eight car parks where they make a charge.
Metric Parking has won a tender to supply the car parks with their Aura mains and solar powered pay and display machines which are currently being installed to go live when the holiday season begins in the National Park.
“We are introducing pay and display at six new car parks five of which previously had an attendant at the gate issuing tickets,” said Richard Gunton, director of recreation and Park Management.
“We are one of the last authorities to employ car park attendants to sell tickets and have made a conscious decision to move to pay and display. This enables us to charge all year round and allows the attendants to do other duties which save us money. It also means that we don’t have to increase the basic parking charges as previously planned.”
North York Moors, which will be celebrating 50 years of being a national park in 2012, has a maximum charge of £4 a day and £2.20 for two hours.