Council steps up car park security after ticket machines hit in Stamford

Wharf Road long stay car park, Stamford
Wharf Road long stay car park, Stamford
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A council hopes to increase the security of its car park ticket machines after money was stolen from two of them.

Thieves have targeted the machines in the South Kesteven District Council-owned car parks in Stamford over the last four weeks.

Three out of the five machines in the Bath Row, Cattle Market, Wharf Road, Scotgate and North Street car parks were vandalised, with money being stolen from two.

The council’s property development manager Neil Cucksey, said: “We are reviewing our collection rounds and are working with the machine manufacturers again to make them even more secure following attacks earlier in the year.

“We are working with our colleagues in CCTV and Lincolnshire Police to track down the criminals responsible.

“If you witness anyone acting suspiciously in any of our council car parks please contact the police on their non-emergency number 101.”

Three of the council’s car parks will close for resurfacing this month. Work will be carried out in Cattle Market on June 16 and 17, in Bath Row on June 23 and 24, and in Scotgate on June 24.

Mr Cucksey apologised for any inconvenience.