Drivers will have another option to choose how they pay to park.

That's because Hertsmere Borough Council has rolled out pay-by-phone parking across the whole borough.

Anyone parking in on-street pay-and-display areas in Hertsmere will be able to pay using their mobile - but drivers can still continue to pay using cash if they prefer.

The council, which already offers cashless parking at its council car parks, says pay-by-phone, which was introduced on Monday, will make payments easier for visitors, while it can also help limit the spread of coronavirus because less people are touching the parking machines.

Councillor Jean Heywood, portfolio holder for transport, said: "We want everyone to feel safe when they visit our village and town centres, so making cashless parking as convenient as possible is another small way in which we can enable people to limit the spread of the virus and to help support the local economy.

"It's quick, easy and saves the hassle of making sure you have the right change, so hopefully it will encourage people to make the most of their visit. Coins can still be used in our on-street meters, but for anyone paying by cash, please remember to use hand sanitiser before and after paying at the meter."

Pay-by-Phone is simple and easy to use.

Visit, download the app from the app store or call 0203 362 1200. Once you have registered and wish to pay you will need to provide:

• The location code which is shown on the pay and display machine

• Your vehicle details

• How long you will be staying for.