Hounslow contracts PayByPhone for cashless parking services in council-run parking bays across the borough

Following a competitive tender, PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, replaces RingGo on 16 December

Published: Monday, 16th December 2019

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Following a competitive tender, PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, replaces RingGo on 16 December as the cashless parking payment provider in Hounslow’s council-run on- and off-street parking, comprising 2,346 parking spaces in 88 locations across the borough.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport and Parking Services at Hounslow Council, said:

“We welcome the arrival of PaybyPhone as our new cashless parking service provider in Hounslow.  While we encourage residents to use public transport or other more sustainable modes of transport, such as walking or cycling as much as possible, when making trips by car, you can use PaybyPhone as a convenient way to pay for your parking.  As we increasingly move towards a cashless society, the takeup of cashless parking applications is expected to grow.”

Over the Christmas period, many more people will be visiting Hounslow’s town centres and parking spaces will be in high demand.

Below are some tips from Hounslow Council and PayByPhone on parking in Hounslow over the festive period:

  • Download the PayByPhone app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit: www.paybyphone.co.uk
  • On Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December, Hounslow Council is waiving parking charges in all pay and display and pay by phone parking bays managed by the council. This applies in car parks and on-street.All other parking restrictions apply. Just a little gesture to help residents with their last-minute purchases and to boost trade for local businesses.
  • On the 25 December, 26 December and 1 January, Bank Holiday restrictions will apply. On all other dates over the festive period, normal parking restrictions apply.
  • Need to stay longer? The PayByPhone app allows drivers to extend their parking sessions from anywhere. Drivers who paid with a ticket can also start a new session with PayByPhone when their parking time expires. Just remember to make a note of the location number.

Adam Dolphin, Sales Director for PayByPhone UK, says: 

“We are very excited to launch PayByPhone in Hounslow. Using PayByPhone means an end to the last minute rushing back to the pay-and-display machine as you can simply open the app and add more time to your current parking session. We encourage everyone to download the PayByPhone app so they are ready to take advantage of this service with a new provider. The registration is very simple and takes less than 30 seconds.”

For further information about parking services in Hounslow and the PayByPhone service, please visit: www.hounslow.gov.uk/Parking

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