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Cashless parking extended in Enfield

Published Friday, 06 September 2013

Enfield Council has announced that cashless parking is to be extended to all street parking zones in the borough from November to complement the existing pay and display arrangements.

Following a successful trial in car parks across Enfield, the system, which allows motorists to pay by SMS, mobile, web app and phone will be available at on street parking bays across Enfield.

The scheme aims to make it easier for driver to pay and more cost effective for the council.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Enfield Council is moving with the times and offering a whole range of quick and easy ways for motorists to pay for parking on their mobile phone rather than them having to display a ticket on their dashboard.

“We’re determined to make parking in Enfield as quick and painless as possible and this system will go a long way towards helping us to achieve that while saving the council around £70k a year.”

All Pay and Display machines in the borough will be fitted with new stickers explaining how customers can pay to park by SMS, mobile web or app and phone calls.

To shorten the payment process, stickers will be installed on the pay and display machines with the parking location number so the customer simply has to enter how long they want to park for and the CVV number on the back of their registered credit/debit card to complete the parking payment.

The extended service removes the need for customers to use cash and display a ticket in their vehicle. The system provides customers with a quick, easy and secure alternative to pay & display machines already in operation across Enfield.

‘Dash’ is widely used across London and  most recently was implemented at over 60 London Underground Car Parks including stations in Enfield at Cockfosters, Arnos Grove and Oakwood. This has contributed to the success of the launch in Enfield, which saw more than 10,000 parking payments processed within the first three months of launch in the car parks. 

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