Herefordshire Council is switching its cashless payment parking contract from Paybyphone to RingGo at 12.01am on Thursday 29 January. Existing Paybyphone customers will need to register with RingGo to use the service.
Cashless parking is convenient for motorists because they don’t have to carry change in order to park and can extend their parking session by making a simple phone call, therefore avoiding parking tickets.
Customers can register in advance by downloading the free RingGo smartphone app or by entering their details at www.myringgo.co.uk. Customers who wish to register by phone should call 01432 817157 from Thursday 29 January at the time they want to park and pay.
This initial call to register usually takes a few minutes. Subsequent calls to pay for parking normally take less than a minute.
Councillor Paul Rone, cabinet member transport and roads said, “We have seen the number of people using this convenient service increase steadily over the last year with an increase of new users growing month on month.
The new provider, RingGo charges 30p for the service and offers free text messaging to remind you that your parking time is nearly up with no additional service charge for extending your parking session or for a text receipt. We hope that shoppers, commuters and visitors to Hereford and the market towns will find this service useful. “