Residents are angry after car parking payment machines were vandalised and are now "out of service".

People are currently unable to pay with cash in the Pond Road car park in North Street, Shoreham, as a result of the incident.

Adur District Council has said that people will need to pay by apps on mobile phones, however residents have argued that this is not suitable for everyone, particularly the elderly.

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A spokesman for the council said that the manufacturer of the machines will try to resolve the issue as "soon as possible" and that parking restrictions will remain in place.

They said: "Visitors to Pond Road car park in Shoreham will have noticed that its payment machines are not currently working.

"The machines are temporarily out of service after they were recently vandalised. We have alerted the manufacturer, which will attend to the machines as soon as possible.

"In the meantime, visitors to the car park can pay for their parking online by downloading the MiPermit App or visiting

"The parking restrictions are still in place so please do not leave your vehicle without paying or you risk getting a ticket.

"There’s also alternative parking at Ropetackle car park, Middle Street car park and Tarmount Lane car park for visitors that would like to pay with cash or card.

"We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any problems or queries, please call our parking team on 01903 221180."

In response to this, residents argued that this would be a struggle for the disabled and elderly people.

One resident said: "Most elderly don't do apps and internet."

Another resident argued that the parking should be free until the machines are fixed.

Some people also argued that it is not always easy to get a signal to download the apps.

The council has not confirmed a date for when the issue will be resolved.

The vandalism is believed to have only happened at this car park.