Last meter

Last parking meter

Last parking meter

Central London’s last coin-operated parking meter is due to be removed, more than 50 years after the machines were first installed.
The removal of 4,000 machines started in 2007 after Westminster introduction of the Pay by Phone system.
The last meters are in Warwick Square and there will be a short ceremony today (6th May 2009) at Warwick Square to mark the event.
The Town Crier of Westminster, Peter Moore, (http://nutsville.com/?p=200 ) will formally announce the end of the traditional meter.
No details available at the moment, but I am sure a call to Westminster Council will provide the information. 020 7641 6000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 020 7641 6000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting E: info@westminster.gov.uk

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4 Comments

John PotcnikMay 7th, 2009 at 11:39 am

Attention seeking twats. I wonder how much this little ceremony is going to cost? I wonder if our (and car drivers) PCN’s and parking charges are paying for it.. After all, it’s transport related.

I really begrudge my money going to this sort of propaganda.

DarrenMay 7th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I hope they will have a ceremony too when they remove the signs from the bike parking bays explaining how to pay… Oh yes, the bike parking tax will be scrapped, Westminster will be defeated.

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