Motorists in Aylesbury town centre will soon be able to pay for their parking using a new RingGo parking payment system.
Transport for Buckinghamshire will be trialling the RingGo pay by phone system in Aylesbury town centre this week and on Thursday 17th January 2019 the system will go live.
RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service that allows users to pay for parking by credit or debit card, rather than with cash at a machine. If this trial proves successful, the system will be introduced across all of the County Council parking locations.
You can use RingGo to pay for parking online, via text message or by calling a standard rate telephone number that will be displayed on signs. There is also a dedicated app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices with full details of each payment method available at www.ringgo.co.uk.
Anyone who chooses to pay for parking via RingGo will not need to display a ticket as Civil enforcement officers will be able to use a special hand held device to check the registration of validly parked vehicles.
Once cars are registered on RingGo the service can remember users vehicle and payment information, meaning you can save time when paying for parking in future. Users can also opt in to receive text message reminders ten minutes before parking is due to run out, giving time to return to your car or to extend your stay to the maximum period allowed in that parking place.
Five digit RingGo codes will be displayed on the parking payment stations in each location, or can be found online. There is a charge of 20p per transaction for using the service, as well as 10p for the optional text message reminders, which can be switched off at any time.
The service has worked very successfully in other parts of the country and will make parking in Aylesbury town centre (and in the rest of Buckinghamshire, should the trial be a success) much more convenient, both for residents and for visitors.
The introduction of the new RingGo system will mean that motorists wishing to park on the street or in the Waterside North car park will no longer have to hunt for change following the introduction of a new system that lets you pay for parking with your mobile phone.
Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member Mark Shaw (pictured above) said: ‘The introduction of RingGo is a step forward in convenient parking.
You can still pay with cash in the conventional way but being able to pay via your phone is a handy alternative that I am sure many people will take advantage of.‘