ON-STREET parking in Warwickshire should be less hassle following the introduction of a new system allowing drivers to pay for parking online with their mobile phone.
Coun Peter Butlin, Warwickshire County Council’s transport spokesman, said the RingGo service had been a success in other parts of the country.
He said: “You can still pay for parking with cash, but mobile payment is being introduced as an alternative. This has a number of benefits, including the ability to extend your stay, within the allowed time limit, without having to return to your vehicle.”
The service – already in use in Stratford off-street car parks – allows users to pay for parking online, via text message or by calling a standard rate telephone number that will be displayed on signs.
Once registered, the service remembers a user’s vehicle and payment information and issues text reminders ten minutes before parking is due to run out.
Visit www.myRingGo.co.uk/howitworks for more information about how the service works, or to register.