A city which has just won promotion to the Premiership is in a league of its own when it comes to the control of parking. Leicester City is the first council outside London to install Metric parking machines which have a new alpha numeric keypad. The partnership with Leicester is also a first for Metric who have only previously installed their Accent parking machines with alpha numeric keypads for the London Congestion Scheme. Leicesters initial order is for four of the machines with the new keypad two of which have been installed in Victoria Park adjacent to the citys De Montfort Halls. The other two are in a city centre surface car park.
cropped leicester machine.jpgThe city already has more than 140 Metric machines controlling their parking and the council’s parking team leader Mr. Nigel Clarke said the introduction of the latest machines with fuel alpha numeric keypads had been ‘well received’.

"According to the latest report from our parking attendants, the machines are operating very smoothly and members of the general public are using them without a problem.

"They are experiencing no problems in entering their vehicle registration numbers or individual letters on the alpha numeric keypad which I must say is working very well".

Mr. Clarke said Leicester had decided on machines with an alpha numeric keyboard facility – only recently available from Metric – which would prevent tickets being passed on especially with the new vehicle registration numbers. He said they would also ensure that people who received a penalty could not receive a ticket from someone else to get the fine waived.

"We heard about the alpha numeric keyboard and got in touch with Metric for a demonstration. The facility is ideal, particularly to record the new vehicle registrations.

"I know that other local authorities will be interested in Leicester’s experience of the new alpha numeric keypad". He added: "Leicester City Football Club have a good manager in Micky Adams and if he can keep us up there the city will be even busier – and that will be good for parking".
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