A NEW phone parking provider will takeover cashless parking in all Royal Borough managed car parks, the council announced.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) will switch to the free mobile app, RingGo, from August 20 (Thursday) as the previous provider Parkmobile decided to remove its services from the UK at the end of the month.
Just like the old service, by adding a credit or debit card, users can pay online to park at council owned car parks without the need to go to a pay machine – which avoids handling cash and touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor David Cannon (Conservative: Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury), lead member for public protection and parking, said “It’s great to be moving to RingGo as our new phone parking supplier. The service is already offered in Reading, Guildford and Elmbridge, as well as several other nearby local authorities, which means motorists are more likely to already use RingGo, minimising the number of different apps our customers need to have on their phone.
“Being able to pay without cash is good for all of us as it limits the amount of surfaces we touch with the ongoing pandemic, and the prices are the same as if you were using our parking machines.”
RBWM has urged residents to download the app and complete their registration in advance, to ensure they can park quickly and easily.
An option to pay with cash is still available for those who can’t pay in this form.
Instructions on how to pay for parking with RingGo will be displayed in all car parks and more details can be found online at: https://myringgo.co.uk/.