Cash payments re-introduced in Allerdale car parks
Cash payments have been re-introduced at Allerdale Borough Council's car parks - although residents and visitors are asked to continue using the MiPermit mobile app where possible to buy a ticket.
All machines at sites managed by the Council will now accept cash and card payments with the MiPermit app being available in all Council-owned car parks except for Fairfield (Sainsburys) in Cockermouth or Booths in Keswick due to the need to provide a ticket for repayments to the supermarkets’ customers.
Using the app, which can be downloaded from the Google or Apple app stores, is encouraged as it means there is no need to go to a pay and display machine and a ticket can be easily topped-up without having to return to a vehicle if a visitor decides to stay a bit longer.
The change has been made due to some technical issues with the parking meters which means it is taking longer for some customers to purchase the ticket they require by card. The Council is working to resolve these issues.
Customer should note the app also cannot be used in the following car parks as the council manages them on behalf of others: Rawnsley Hall car park, Derwent Pencil Museum car park at Keswick, Irish Street car park and South Quay car park at Maryport.