PARKING NEWS FROM GUILDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL
Motorists will no longer have to worry about change at Guildford car parks, as RingGo cashless parking is now available (from 9 May) at all GBC’s pay & display sites. RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, enabling you to pay for parking by credit or debit card, rather than with cash at a machine.
Cllr Matt Furniss, Lead Councillor for Infrastructure and Environment, said: “We are delighted to have a new pay by phone service in our car parks. RingGo offers the flexibility people need, ease of use, and the convenience of being able to do so via their mobile phone.”
“You don’t have to hunt for change, or trek to and from the machine, and you don’t need to put a ticket on your dashboard as our Civil Enforcement Officers can now check which vehicles have paid using a handheld device.”
Mobile phone users can download the RingGo app to register and pay for parking, or can call the standard rate telephone number 01483 342266. You can even pre-register in advance either through the apps or at www.RingGo.co.uk.
The first time you use the service you’ll be asked for information about your vehicle, the four or five-digit location code (shown on a sign in the car park) and details of your payment card. The next time you use it, RingGo will recognise your mobile phone and retrieve this information, saving time.
As well as being convenient, paying with RingGo reduces the risk of receiving a parking charge notice. If you’re running late or simply need longer, there’s no need to worry – just top up your parking wherever you are by using the service again.
Optional RingGo text reminders also help, these notify you 10 minutes before your parking time is due to run out, leaving you time to either extend your stay or return to your car.
More information can be found on our website: www.guildford.gov.uk/phoneandpayparking