MOTORISTS parking in Stratford no longer have to hunt for change.
Stratford District Council operated pay & display car parks in the town – except for Bridgeway multi-storey and surface pay on foot car parks – now offer RingGo cashless parking as an alternative to paying with coins.
The mobile phone service allows motorists to pay for parking by credit or debit card, rather than with cash at a pay machine.
With phone parking motorists do not even need to display a ticket on the dashboard as parking wardens can check which vehicles have paid using an internet connected handheld device.
District technical services spokesman Coun Mike Brain said: “Cashless parking is a very important benefit in the age of the mobile and smartphone.
“I hope residents and visitors will enjoy the huge relief of not having to fumble around for change. There is nothing more frustrating than parking your car only to find that you do not have the correct change for the machine.
“This new system will offer a simple alternative for motorists to pay by card from their mobile phone.”
People with an iPhone, an Android, Blackberry 10, Windows or Firefox mobile phone, can download and use the RingGo app to register and pay for parking, or can call the standard rate telephone number 020 3046 0060.
Visit www.myRingGo.co.uk to register and for more information on how the service operates.