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Wrexham’s digital parking signs “switched off”

Digital signage which was installed to give live updates on the capacity at town centre car parks have been switched off.

The signs had been installed outside town centre car parks – including Eagles Meadow, Waterworld and the Peoples Market – in November 2013.

Funded by Taith a joint transport board of the six counties in North Wales, the signs had been detailing the number of spaces free at the town car parks at a cost of £525,000  **UPDATE BELOW**

However over the past few weeks, or even months, the signs have been switched off.

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Performance and Regeneration, said: “The council has had some problems in communicating with the electronic car park signs, and as such, they have been switched off while we investigate the issue with manufacturers.”

There is no indication when the signs will be turned back on.

UPDATE Tuesday:

Wrexham Council have been in touch to say the above £525,000 figure is incorrect and the signs were installed in 2011-12 at a cost of £76,000.

We referenced the figure from a Taith report in 2011 planning the works (we cant link it as Taith does not exist so the website does not exist) however our local copy of the section of the document is below for reference.

 

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