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Vandals damage parking machine in Wokingham town centre car park

Cockpit lane
Cockpit Lane car park has been out of order for a few weeks Picture: Ian Hydon

USERS of a Wokingham town centre car park have been forced to use RingGo after vandals wrecked the payment machines.

The attack took place just before Christmas.

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, said: “Machines at Cockpit Lane were vandalised beyond repair, leaving RingGo as the only method of payment available.

“Theft and vandalism are serious problems which cause a significant financial loss to the local council taxpayer, so we’re looking at more secure and robust alternatives.

“All other Wokingham Borough Council-owned car parks in Wokingham town centre still have a pay and display option.”

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Typical council …just park somewhere else. I don’t want to pay on ringo and dont havw timw to walk from.other car parks to medical appoirments… there is no evidence of vandelism , just another couldn’t care less action from WDC who don’t care about residents or visitors to the town. MAKE IT FREE PARKING UNTIL YOU SORT OUT NEW MACHINE

Lynn Bignell

WDC should let it be free parking until machines fixed. Not everyone has a mobile or wants to pay by ringo.. not feasible to use other car parks as too far away from chiropractor and can never get space in road and appointment longer than the half hour evidence on the machine of vandalism. Just another excuse for WDC to do what they want and don’t care about impact on residents or visitors to the town.

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