Borough Insight

Parking update

Council car parksRingGo
Last issue we highlighted the investment in two of our barrier control car parks.

Over the last month we have installed RingGo, the telephone app to allow payment by telephone in our pay and display car parks.

Motorists using will no longer have to hunt for change as RingGo cashless parking is now offered as an alternative to pay and display parking with coins.  RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, enabling you to pay for your parking by credit or debit card, rather than with cash at a machine. 

If you have an iPhone or Android device, you can download and use the RingGo smartphone app to register and pay for your parking.  Or call the standard rate telephone number 01372 240 111 (shown on signs) at the time you want to park.  If you want to save time, you can pre-register in advance either through the app or at www.RingGo.co.uk.

If it’s your first time using the service, you’ll be asked for information about your vehicle, the five digit location code (shown on the sign) and details of your payment card.  When you use the service again, RingGo recognises your mobile phone and retrieves the information given, reducing time considerably.  

You can pay with RingGo via the app, by calling, using a text message or paying on-line.  Details of each are given on the RingGo website.

On street parking

In other parking news Surrey County Council this month announced it was looking at residents parking zones charges. The charges have not been changed since they were introduced in 2011. The proposals form part of a review of the county council’s parking strategy. 

The proposed charges incorporate rises in enforcement, installation and administration costs. 

The changes will go out for public consultation and further consideration by county councillors early next year.

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