Councillors will vote to take their visitor information centres to a cashless operation at their upcoming council meeting. (File image)
Councillors will vote to take their visitor information centres to a cashless operation at their upcoming council meeting. (File image)

Council looks to add alternate payment option at centre

SOMERSET visitor information will have an alternate cashless option, if councillors approve a recommendation at this week's meeting.

In the officer's report in this week's agenda, it states council's four visitor information centres sell a limited range of merchandise on a cash bases.

The centre is mostly staffed by volunteers, particularly on weekends.

In the report put forward by finance director Geoffrey Smith, he says the new cashless option does not have the perceived financial risk management issues of eftpos.

The change would also provide health and safety benefits for volunteers.

The payment re-structure would involve visitors paying via eftpos or using council's PostBillpay payment channel, which can be done on council's website.