CASHLESS payments can now be made in Rugby’s council car parks.
As of today (Tuesday July 26), motorists parking in Rugby Borough Council’s (RBC) car parks can pay via smartphone app, phone call, SMS message or online.
Once registered on the cashless payment system, residents need to provide the car park’s location code, length of time to park, and a three digit payment card security code.
Coun Derek Poole, RBC’s deputy leader and spokesman for regulation and safety, said councils across the country were increasingly offering cashless payment for parking.
He said: “The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cashless payment across a wide range of our everyday activities, from banking to food shopping.
“During the pandemic we received a number of enquiries from customers who wanted to pay for parking via a cashless system, and our recent consultation showed that this is something most of our residents would welcome.
“We have listened to our car park users and introduced RingGo as a more convenient way to pay for parking.
“We haven’t forgotten about residents who don’t have a smartphone, however, as cash payments will remain available.”
There is a 20p convenience charge for using RingGo cashless payments, and a 10p charge for optional text reminders which notify when parking times are due to run out in 10 minutes. Parking charges remain the same.
RBC runs car parks in Chestnut Field, Evreux Way, Gas Street, Little Church Street, Newbold Road, North Street, Old Market Place, Railway Terrace, Westway, and the John Barford multi-storey.
The RingGo parking payment system has been introduced as a two-year trial. Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/RingGo for more information.