Hertsmere Borough Council in Hertfordshire has introduced PayByPhone in all council-owned car parks in Borehamwood, Radlett, Potters Bar and Bushey Heath.
The new phone payment service is offered alongside existing pay and display machines, giving customers the option to use PayByPhone's wide range of innovative and customer-friendly payment methods, including mobile web and apps for smartphones, online and touch-tone services.
The Council's initiative followed months of customer enquiries for PayByPhone services, which were fuelled by Hertsmere Borough Council's proximity to London and other neighbouring authorities that were already offering the service to motorists in their areas. It is only necessary to register once with PayByPhone to be able to use the service anywhere across the UK where it's available.
Councillor Jean Heywood, Portfolio-holder for the Environment and Transport at Hertsmere Council, said, "Local motorists are very familiar with the PayByPhone service and have been asking our Civil Enforcement teams when we were going to introduce it. We want to make parking in the borough as easy and stress-free as possible for drivers, so we have introduced PayByPhone because it gives customers what they want; more convenience and choice in how they pay to park. This service will be offered alongside pay and display machines."
As well as launching in Hertsmere, PayByPhone has recently seen its contracts extended in ten other Local Authorities, including Tower Hamlets Council, City of Lincoln Council and Swindon Borough Council.
Part of the PayPoint group of companies, PayByPhone is the UK's leading phone parking specialist, offering the widest and most innovative range of phone parking payments, including NFC parking, QR codes, smartphone apps and cash payments at local shops.