As we predicted the new barrier controls at the Marygate car park are causing problems.
The barrier was stuck open on Saturday afternoon
it is impossible to pay for a ticket if the barrier is inoperable, so motorists simply parked for free.
We explained when the barrier scheme was first suggested that reliability would be an issued. So it is proving to be the case.
It is unclear how much revenue the city is losing through unreliability, the improper use of the residents evening free parking ticket system or the inability to pay by card.
The problems are being raised at the Council meeting on Thursday..