WAVERLEY Borough Council is investing £90,000 to upgrade all its parking machines in the borough.
From Monday this week modifications are being made on all car park machines to take the new 12-sided £1 coin, and will be officially finished by March 28.
Some car parks, including Haslemere High Street, will also have new card readers and contactless card payment systems to offer more cashless payment options, as well as continuing to accept coins.
Card reader facilities will be activated in one or two car parks a month, over the next six months.
The first car parks to launch the new card payment machines will be Stocklund Square and Village Way in Cranleigh, to coincide with a trial of a new ‘check in check out’ way of parking in April.
Jim Edwards, Waverley Borough Council’s councillor for environment, said: “We are committed to making sure our car parks are welcoming, attractive and accessible to all residents and visitors.
“That’s why we are investing in them to make sure our customers have great facilities and various options of paying for parking.
“As well as coins and the new contactless card machine payment options, residents can also use RingGo to pay for parking using their mobiles.
“We hope these new measures will provide better customer service and allow people who use our car parks that bit more flexibility, so they can spend more time enjoying our town and village centres without having to worry about paying for parking.”