No coins for parking? Just use RingGo

10 October 2016

Motorists using Newark and Sherwood District Council parking 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 - from Tuesday, October 18.

With phone parking you don’t have to save up change; you don’t have to trek to and from the machine; and you don’t need to put a ticket on your dashboard - civil enforcement officers check which vehicles have paid using an internet connected handheld device.

If you have an iPhone, an Android, Blackberry 10 or Windows mobile phone, you can download and use the RingGo app to register and pay for your parking. Or you can call the standard rate telephone number 020 3046 0010 (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 apps or at the RingGo website

Council markets and car parking business manager Ian Harrison said: "The council is keen to continue to maintain and improve its car parking offer in Newark. Following the successful introduction of a simplified parking tariff some months ago , we are pleased now to be able to offer our customers cashless parking at all of the council car parks in Newark. This will allow customers to top up remotely and prolong their stay in Newark without having to rush back and pay for more time, while still having cash payments as another option."

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.

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.

The 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 (10p per reminder).

For more information on how the service operates, please watch the short animation on the RingGo website. 

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