PAYING to park on the town centre streets, fines for cars using bus lanes and cashless parking are among the measures being brought in across the borough.

Warrington Borough Council has signed a seven year contract with NSL for parking enforcement with new ideas including electronic parking permits also on the cards to help make savings of £80,000 a year.

Clr Linda Dirir, executive board member for highways, transportation and climate change, said: “NSL are a progressive and forward thinking provider and have a proven track record of providing additional environmental enforcement services to local authorities through the use of body-cameras.

“To actively prevent the misuse and abuse of blue badges, civil enforcement officers will also be trained to identify and enforce their fraudulent use which may result in the seizure of blue badges and a fine being issued.

"We are also looking forward to working with them to implement a range of services set out in the parking strategy for Warrington.”

Mark Hoskin, NSL’s local government director, added: “We are very much looking forward to working on behalf of Warrington Borough Council and in sharing our ideas and expertise for the benefit of the town, to ensure parking is safer and fairer for all.”