PAYMENT cards will be distributed to Epping residents in preparation for an upcoming temporary library closure.

More AllPay Cards will be distributed to customers in preparation for the closure of Waltham Abbey Library at the end of January and the removal of the payment kiosks at the Epping Civic Offices at the end of March.

Waltham Abbey Library, managed by Essex County Council, is closing for refurbishment on Monday, January 23, for eight weeks.

The self-service payment kiosk will be removed from the library on Wednesday, January 18.

The self-service kiosks at the Council Civic Offices in Epping are also being removed but will remain in use until March 2023.

Council tax and business rates customers who have made a recent payment at any of the payment kiosks will automatically receive a payment card by post in February.

Customer portfolio holder for Epping Forest Council, Alan Lion, said: "We are constantly reviewing our payment options to provide a better service for all our customers.

"We noticed that many customers choose to access our services online.

"For those who prefer to make cash payments, the AllPay Cards provide a safe and simple way to do so at any Post Office or PayPoint shop."

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