Some parking bays changing to pay by phone or app only

Havering Council have announced that at a large number of on-street parking locations where payment is required to park, payment will now be by phone or app.

There are around 75 such locations in the borough, in lesser used locations and where there are only a small number of bays. Locally, these include existing payment bays in Waldegrave Gardens, Deyncourt Gardens, Gaynes Road, St Lawrence Road and Howard Road.

New payment machines are currently being installed across the borough, and the council will hopefully shortly publish details of the payment methods available for them (which will include the ability to pay by cash), but the installation of 70+ machines in the lesser used areas would have been prohibitively expensive at a time when council finances are extremely tight.

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