VIRTUAL parking permits are on the way in Slough – ending the need to scratch off dates or display a card in the car.

Drivers will be able to set up an account online, register their vehicles and get their permits, all without leaving the house.

There will also be virtual visitor vouchers, meaning visitors will not get a parking fine.

Councillor Martin Carter, lead member for Planning and Transport, said: “The parking permit system can be quite cumbersome for people, especially those who receive regular visitors, but these online virtual permits will be removing a lot of the hassle.”

The scheme will launch on March 4 and all parking permit holders will be receiving a letter with the web address.