MOTORISTS will soon be able to park on Croydon's streets without needing to root around for loose change.
Croydon Council has started rolling out the RingGo service, launched in its car parks a year ago, to the thousands of parking bays in the borough's streets.
The service means that those drivers without cash can instead pay over the phone using a credit or debit card – by phoning, text, online or using a smartphone app.
The roll-out is expected to be completed by October 31.
Motorists can pre-register online by going to www.myRingGo.co.uk/register or you can register at the time of parking via the RingGo app or by calling 020 3046 0010.
Councillor Robert Canning, deputy cabinet member for transport and environment, said: "We want to make it as easy as possible for motorists to pay their parking charges.
"Cashless parking has proved popular in council-run car parks and the RingGo system has proved reliable and easy to use.
"Its roll-out across the borough's streets is good news for motorists. The days of having to scrabble about for loose change to pay for parking are over."
Motorists will still have the option to pay by cash in the traditional roadside machines, if this is their preferred means of payment.