“NOW WHERE DID I PARK THE CAR?” is set to become a phrase of the past as Darlington’s car parking App, PayByPhone, has been upgraded with new maps of the town.

These will allow motorists to locate a car park before they set off and also to pin point the location of where they have left the car, making it easier to find on return. The app will also offer drivers the option to locate the nearest PayByPhone parking location number, making it easier to pay.

Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for Leisure, Local Environment and Transport, said:

“Not knowing where to park the car can be a barrier for new visitors to a town centre. This addition to the app is a great way for those who are unfamiliar with the area to find their nearest car park, and for regular town centre users to have the reassurance that they can easily find their car after a day in town.”

Last year, more than 51,000 pay by phone transactions took place in the borough.

Further information on the benefits of using the app can be found at www.paybyphone.co.uk/pdf/uk/mapbasedparking.pdf  Details of council car parks and current parking offers can be found at: www.darlington.gov.uk/carparks