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Haringey are stealthy increasing the amount it will cost to park in the 'Stop and Shop' zones - normally to increase parking charges there would have to be various procedures to follow - not this time. Up until now people wishing to park could buy the appropriate amount of parking time from a machine - the cost of maintaining these machines being borne by Haringey. Fearing the cost of converting the machines to accept the new £1 coins Haringey has a wonderful wheeze - remove the machines so everyone has to use either a PayPoint enables shop or the online/mobile app PayByPhone - so the cost of running the existing system is now transferred to the app users who must now pay at least 20p for the privilege each time they park plus a further 10p unless you opt out of a reminder message when your parking session comes to an end. Now I freely admit to using the mobile app all over London, it is convenient and you can buy extra time but there is no reduction in the price of parking to compensate for the cost which is now transferred to the users and extra revenue for our cash-strapped council being forced to cut Children's library services but funding Chicken restaurants in Tottenham on the rates...
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