New Parking Scheme Launched

You can now buy parking tickets via your mobile phones in all council-run car parks and on-street parking areas throughout the district. The council has teamed with Parkmobile to provide this easy to use 21st century system.

You can register by calling Parkmobile on 0203 003 2523 at a local rate or on line at to www.parkmobile.com <http://www.parkmobile.com>

The service offers SMS texts to your phone to let you know when your parking is near to running out and you can then top up your ticket from your phone and without returning to your car. There is a small charge each time you pay by mobile and an extra charge for the text service.

A smart phone app for iPhone and Android can also be used. Parkmobile have distributed credit-card size instructions for the service on the launch day and new signs on display will also explain how to use the service.

Councillor Avril Hunter, Cabinet Member with responsibility for parking says: “This new service offer a convenient, flexible method of purchasing parking tickets.

“It’s good news for shoppers and local businesses and good for the district.”