RingGo, the UK’s no.1 parking app, is relaunching across Bassetlaw with bold new machine stickers that highlight the benefits of paying to park touch free. At the same time, the Council has decided to remove the additional convenience fee for using RingGo, effectively bringing the service into line with cash payments1.
The aim is to encourage greater use of touch free phone parking across the District.
On the back of this, and to especially safeguard residents and visitors over the summer months, the Council is advising motorists to pay to park by mobile, rather than having to touch the shared keypad on a pay and display machine.
Cllr June Evans, Cabinet Member for Finance at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “We are extremely pleased to be extending with RingGo. By removing the convenience fee and promoting cashless parking with new signage, we hope to encourage even more motorists to use it.
“It’s been great to see both local residents and visitors enjoying our popular markets across Bassetlaw, however we must ensure they do so safely. Offering a touch-free alternative to pay for parking, at the same cost as cash, is an important step in doing this.”
Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director for RingGo agrees, saying “Bringing the service into line with cash is a great way of encouraging even more motorists to pay to park by phone. With the addition of new signage, this will only improve phone parking usage further.
“Along with its thriving markets, Bassetlaw has many fantastic local shops and restaurants, which understandably have been very busy in recent weeks. As we saw last year, a large number of motorists still want to avoid touching shared surfaces, so we are delighted to be offering cashless parking at the same cost as cash, to meet the needs of these motorists.”
RingGo offers motorists a choice of ways to pay: the most popular is via the RingGo app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the App store or Google Play Store. Users that don’t have a smartphone can book their parking by calling, sending a text message, or paying online.
Anyone that has not previously used RingGo should download the free RingGo app and register their details, or go to RingGo.co.uk and complete the registration on line. This will ensure they can pay to park quickly and easily whenever they need to.
Last Updated on Friday, June 4, 2021