H&F has frozen all parking charges, including the price of residents’ permits. And residents’ permits are now free to owners of electric vehicles.
On top of that good news, latest figures also show drivers in Hammersmith & Fulham are getting fewer parking and traffic fines.
The total number of fines issued to motorists in the borough went down by 5.4 per cent during 2016-2017. Across London there was an increase of 10 per cent over this period.
The fall is being put down to a number of factors including the introduction of pay-to-park using the new H&F mobile app and phone payments system. More than 85 per cent of people now make mobile payments using the RingGo system which includes text reminders before your parking session expires and the ability to top up your session.
“While the number of motorists getting fines across London increases, we’ve made good on our pledge to be fairer to drivers,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“We’ve invested in new technology and a replacement programme for our 20-year-old parking machines. We’ve also updated our visitor permit system to make it easier for residents to pay for their visitors to park – still at a lower rate than pay-and-display. Everyone moving to the new visitor permit system will get a refund of any balances on their old visitor permits.”
H&F now has more ways to pay for parking than most other areas. As well as using the mobile app and paying by phone, motorists can pay using debit or credit cards, including contactless payments. And unlike boroughs such as Westminster, you can also still pay by cash in the borough’s busiest areas.
Contrary to continuing rumours, it is not true that H&F parking machines only take the old £1 coin. None of our machines take the old £1 coin.