Harrow Council are encouraging residents to use cashless transactions to pay for services, including parking, from this month onwards.
With the suspension of pay and display parking, one-hour-free parking will be introduced across all council car parking spaces at the end of January across the borough. Harrow Council also confirmed that paying by cash will still be an option when parking in the majority of council-owned parking spaces. This can be done via the network of PayPoint convenience stores. Details of the nearest one can be found on signage in car parks and near on-street bays.
People can register for parking sessions, and get a free hour with the PayByPhone app.
The PayPoints offer ticketless parking, with no need to return to the car and where there isn’t yet a participating store within a five-minute walk, parking will either be made free (subject to a maximum stay) or a temporary pay and display machine taking card payments will be available.
Pay & display machines will start to close from 30 Jan. Get ahead and download the PayByPhone app today – the easiest way to claim one-hour-free parking, coming to all council spaces very soon. https://t.co/i3JxiMSxrj –
More info on parking changes https://t.co/nJOOBc39h1 pic.twitter.com/g8AyRMflvH
— Harrow Council (@harrow_council) January 24, 2023
In other car parks in Harrow, the West House car park, which is owned by the Heath Robinson Museum, will remain outside the parking scheme and will continue to offer the first 30 minutes free. The Harrow Leisure Centre car park will continue to offer up to three hours free parking.