Cashless payments are being rolled out across Uttlesford District Council's car parks as part of a planned programme of upgrades.

The council operates 10 pay-and-display car parks across the district, and started phasing out cash machines following an extended period of vandalism and theft in 2021.

They are being replaced with card machines - allowing users to pay for parking via credit or debit card, an app on their smart phone or via an automated telephone number.

All cash machines in the four council-managed car parks in Dunmow, as well as Crafton Green in Stansted and Swan Meadow and Rose & Crown in Saffron Walden, were upgraded in 2021.

The final phase of the roll-out will see the remaining few cash machines replaced, with work starting on Wednesday, December 6.


This includes the Fairycroft/Waitrose and Common car parks in Saffron Walden, along with Lower Street in Stansted.

Notices will be displayed in the affected car parks.

Customers will be able to pay for their parking by debit or credit card (including contactless), via Apple Pay or Google Pay, or by MiPermit.

To use MiPermit you can either download the app or register to use the service online, over the phone or via text message.