No need to scrabble around for change as drivers in Hertsmere will be able to use their mobile phones to pay for parking from Monday (March 4).
We are launching the PayByPhone
service in our car parks in Borehamwood, Radlett, Bushey and Potters Bar.
To use the new service, drivers have to register their vehicle and payment card details. This only needs to be done once.
They will then be able to pay for parking either by calling the PayByPhone number, going to the PayByPhone website, using the mobile website or, if they have a SmartPhone, using the PayByPhone app.
The parking fee will be charged to the driver’s credit or debit card. There is a 20p charge for using this service.
The service will be available in addition to the existing cash pay and display machines.
Councillor Jean Heywood, portfolio-holder for the environment and transport, pictured above, said: “As a council, we want to make parking in the borough as easy, convenient and stress-free as possible for drivers.
“PayByPhone is really quick and easy to use. It eliminates the need to find change, and queue for the machine, all the sort of things that can be tiresome when you are in a hurry.
“If you prefer to use the traditional method, the pay and display machines will continue to be available.
“PayByPhone will just be another way residents and visitors will be able to pay for parking.”
There will be no risk of incurring a fine as the council's civil enforcement officers will know which motorists have paid by phone via an instant messaging service.
There will also be the option to receive a text alert when the parking session is about to end.
Posted on Wednesday 27th February 2013