Released on 24 October 2012
New improvements are to be made to the Camberley town centre multi storey car parks at Main Square and Knoll Road having been approved by the council's decision-making Executive this week.
The improvements will include replacing the existing Pay on Foot (PoF) equipment with a new, modern and more reliable system as well as new CCTV, new signage and changes to some of the car park ramps from early 2013.
The work is expected to cost £213,000 but the new modern car park system will reduce running costs and is expected to generate savings of over £80,000 a year, giving a projected pay back of two to three years.
Many businesses favour and support the Pay on Foot style of parking over a Pay and Display system and these new works aim to improve and reduce congestion and queues to both car parks.
New security shutters and better CCTV in the car parks will help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. Some levels will be able to be closed at night which, as well as saving energy, will make parking more focused and in turn give a stronger sense of safety for those who use it.
Portfolio holder for business Cllr Craig Fennell said: "These new improvements to our car parks are further evidence of the council's desire to enhance Camberley town centre for its residents and visitors. The current system can be unreliable and these new customer friendly improvements will mean fewer queues and deliver an improved operation. Both car parks will remain open during the improvement works."
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