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Find out which car parks in Norfolk will accept the new £1 coin

PUBLISHED: 10:23 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:23 28 March 2017

New 12-sided one pound coins at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

New 12-sided one pound coins at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales. Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Whether you can use the new pound coin to pay for your car park ticket today in the region will depend on where you decide to leave your vehicle.

Norwich City Council has confirmed that their three multi-storey carparks, Rose Lane, St Andrews and St Giles, will all accept the new tender from today but if you are using one of their other pay and display car parks you will have to use the old coin as these systems have not been updated.

It is a similar story for shoppers. Those parking at intu Chapelfield will be able to use the new shiny coins straight away but those parking at Castle Mall will have to rely on the old round coins for the time being. But a spokesperson for Castle Mall confirmed that the machines will be updated by the time the old coin is pulled from circulation in October.

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In south Norfolk machines will not initially take the new coins, but new machines are being installed across the area and will be ready within the next six weeks. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has confirmed that they have reconfigured their existing pay and display machines to accept the new pound coins and from today they will accept both versions. Motorists in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk will also be able to use the new coins to pay for their tickets. And if you are visiting the county’s biggest hospital, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, their pay stations will now accept both new and old coins.

But with the new 12-sided coin being to put into circulation at only a handful of banks across the country, it may be a while before the new coin make there way up to Norfolk.

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