Motorists can choose to pay for parking in Arun District Council off-street car parks using a smartphone app from 15 August, thus saving them having to carry change.
RingGo cashless parking is a quick, easy-to-use mobile phone service which enables drivers to pay for parking by credit or debit card, rather than with coins at a machine.
However, motorists will still be able to buy a ticket using cash if they prefer, as the traditional payment method will continue to run alongside the RingGo system.
Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services at Arun District Council, said: “I’m very pleased we are introducing cashless payments to the district to give motorists a choice. It will make life much easier for people visiting the area by car, especially as they can just top up their parking from their phones, wherever they are.
“So if anyone wants to spend a little longer shopping in our town centres or enjoying one of the district’s beautiful outdoor spaces, they can do so without worrying about returning to a parking ticket.”
To use RingGo, motorists must register by calling the RingGo number shown on the parking machine or by downloading the RingGo app onto their smartphone. Motorists can also register online by visiting www.myringgo.com.
First-time users of the service will be asked for vehicle information, the four digit location code (shown on the sign on the parking machine), and card payment details. This information will then be remembered to speed up future use. On top of the parking tariff, a convenience charge of 20p is made for using RingGo.
For more information about how to pay with RingGo, visit the website at www.myringgo.com