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Forcing people to pay for parking via a mobile phone has been described as discriminatory towards older people. Under new plans by Nottingham City Council drivers will only be able to pay by mobile phone in three new parking pay-zones.
The Nottingham Elders' Forum says it is no good for people who do not regularly use mobiles or who pay with credit and debit cards.
Michael Sibert reports.
Nottingham City Council's plan to introduce a method where people pay for parking using their mobile phone have been criticised by a forum for older people.
The Council say the pay method has been a success around the country.
But Glenise Martin from the Nottingham Elders' Forum has described the proposal as 'disgusting'.
Nottingham City Council have defended plans to introduce a system to pay for parking by mobile phone, arguing it is used successfully around the country.
The proposals have been criticised by the Nottingham Elders' Forum as 'discriminatory' towards older people.
The Nottingham Elders' Forum have described Council plans to introduce methods to pay for parking by mobile phone as 'disgusting'.
Nottingham City Council is consulting about the proposals and argues the payment system is used successfully around the country.
Plans to make people pay for parking using a mobile phone in three Nottingham streets have been criticised by the Nottingham Elders' Forum as 'discriminatory' towards older people.
If the plans were introduced it would mean that instead of paying at meters, motorists would have to call or text a company and pay using their debit or credit cards.
Nottingham City Council is consulting about the proposals and argue the system is used with success throughout the country.