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Parking wardens help with change

Parking wardens help with change

Now that the new coins have been introduced, those puzzling over how to get their old coins into recalibrated parking meters will have an ally – parking wardens.

From today, parking wardens in Hastings District will carry with them a small amount of the new currency. The public can then exchange their old coins for new ones. Parking wardens will deliver the old coins to a local bank and at the same time stock up on more new coins, ensuring they always have some on hand to help people out.

“We hope that by doing this we can help the public make the change to the new coins,” said Fiona Thompson, Regulatory Services Manager at Hastings District Council.

“The parking meters are in the process of being refitted and now the old 20 and 50 cent pieces are simply too big to fit into the meter,” Ms Thompson said.

New 50, 20 and 10 cent coins were introduced across the country yesterday. From November the old style coins will no longer be legal tender.


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