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Car parking payment app to be introduced in Northampton

19 April 2024

Woman holding mobile phone in hands

From Tuesday 23 April visitors to Northampton town centre arriving by car will be able to use car parking payment app ‘Pay by Phone’ across non ANPR (auto number plate recognition) parking spaces.

West Northamptonshire Council will be starting a 12 month trial of Pay by Phone. The app offers a cashless parking solution for on-street parking greatly enhancing the cash only option currently available, as well as providing an additional option to the Councils non ANPR (auto-number plate recognition) off-street car parks.

Signage will be clearly displayed at all locations under the scheme and options will remain where currently available to continue to pay using cash and cards.

People will have the option to use 'Pay by Phone' at the following places:

  • Abington Place car park
  • Albion Place
  • Campbell Square
  • Chalk Lane
  • Commercial Street South
  • Doddridge Street
  • Marefair
  • Market Street
  • Melbourne Street
  • Midsummer Meadow
  • Newlands
  • Wellington Street

Pay by Phone will require a short sign up process for any visitors that do not already have the app, and then a ticketless, cashless parking experience.

Pay by Phone offers visitors flexibility in their visit with optional reminders about parking time due to expire and the ability to remotely top up a parking stay.

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