Parking in North East Lincolnshire has never been simpler as PayByPhone launches.
Motorists will now have even more ways to pay for their parking as they offer cashless parking on all paid council-owned car parks in the borough.
North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, have teamed up with PayByPhone to offer an alternative, easier and more convenient option for people to pay for their parking.
You can download the PayByPhone app which can alert you to when your parking session is about to end and allow you to instantly top up on your phone without you having to make the run back to the machine. However, the app is not the only way to access PayByPhone as you will have the ability to pay for your parking on their website, via a phone call, or a text.
Because of this new introduction, the council is currently reviewing the option to pay by card at machines.
You can still pay for parking with coins at the machine.
“This service will benefit the wider community by allowing people to pay for parking in another alternative and more convenient way by providing multiple options for payment,” said Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council.
“The Covid-19 pandemic saw the surge of mobile payments for everyday spending, therefore, we want to ensure mobile payments can be made for necessities such as parking as well.”
Lynne Bromley, parking manager at Equans, added: “It’s been a pleasure to deliver the PayByPhone project and to offer this facility to the entire borough, making paying for parking easier for everyone.”
Adam Dolphin, UK Sales Director at PayByPhone said: “Launching PayByPhone in North East Lincolnshire is going to make the parking experience as hassle-free as possible for residents and visitors to the area. People have busy lives and our app simplifies things so they can get on with what matters most to them, without having to worry about parking.”