Extra fee for cashless paying drivers parking in Warwick district to be scrapped - The Leamington Observer

Extra fee for cashless paying drivers parking in Warwick district to be scrapped

DRIVERS opting for cashless parking in Warwick district will no longer be charged an additional fee.

In response to the rise in demand for cashless parking, Warwick District Council say the ‘convenience charge’ for using the national payment scheme RingGo will be removed from March 1.

The change means motorists will be able to pay for their parking in any of the council operated off-street carparks from their smartphones without incurring an additional fee.

Coun Alan Rhead, WDC’s neighbourhood services spokesman, said: “We are delighted to offer customers the option of using RingGo when paying to park in our off street and multi-storey facilities. It is convenient, as people don’t need to carry cash and users can also extend their stay remotely without having to return to their vehicles.”

The optional SMS text message, to remind users when their parking is due to expire, will still be charged at 20p per message but users can opt out of having the service.

In addition to the availability and flexibility of RingGo, all WDC car parks across Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth now accept contactless payments by credit/debit cards as well as Apple Pay.

Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/parking for further details.


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