Pay and display machines in Havering are set to go cashless and some will be scrapped, the local authority has announced.

Havering Council revealed that it has been replacing old machines which take cash with modern terminals that accept contactless payments this month.

It is expected that all machines will be replaced by mid-February, the council said last Friday (January 19).

Motorists will be able to pay for their parking via debit or credit card, as well as their smartphones, but not using cash.

Some of the borough's "very quiet" pay and display parking sites were due to see their machines removed and become "pay by phone or app only" by the end of 2023, according to the council.

This included the Viking Way Tesco car park in Rainham.

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The new machines will be in all town centres and busy locations, the council said.

Residents will still be eligible for free 30 minutes parking in on-street bays and council car parks, except in Romford, it was added.

Those seeking to pay in cash will have to go to PayPoint facilities in nearby shops, quoting the location reference number displayed on parking signs.

"Failure to pay for parking may result in a penalty charge notice being issued," the council added.

You can access the full list of sites designated to be by phone or app only by the end of 2023 here.