Town centre car parks to get security refresh

Multi-storey car parks in a Surrey town centre are to get new security measures as part of a major refurbishment project due to start early next year.

The improvements to the car parks in Camberley were approved back in October by Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Executive committee.

As well as the new security shutters, a new CCTV system will be installed. With the car parks having seen instances of crime and anti-social behaviour in the recent past, it is hoped the measures will combat this.

As well as the security upgrades, other improvements will also be taking place.

Ramps will be changed to improve accessibility and the flow of traffic, while new signage will also help with the plans. The refurbishment will also see a new Pay on Foot system and terminals being installed.

Talking about the plans, councillor Craig Fennell, said:

“These new improvements to our car parks are further evidence of the council’s desire to enhance Camberley town centre for its residents and visitors.”

The portfolio holder for the car parks continued, saying:

“The current system can be unreliable and these new customer friendly improvements will mean fewer queues and deliver an improved operation. Both car parks will remain open during the improvement works.”

Customers will be advised that some parking levels will close through the night, as the works are carried out.

The new layout, pay machines and increased security will significantly lower the present costs, saving an estimated £80,000 each year. This should more than pay back the £213,000 refurbishment investment in under three years.

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