RingGO fee dropped in WDC car parks

Motorists can enjoy a small saving every time they park in Wycombe District Council car parks from this month.

The council is absorbing the 20p convenience fee for using RingGO, the service that enables drivers to pay for parking using their mobile phone.

Cllr Julia Adey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We have taken this decision to help residents visiting our high streets and malls, especially over the Christmas shopping season.

“As residents will know, we have suffered an unprecedented run of thefts and vandalism to our car parking machines. The amount of money the vandals have stolen has been tiny compared to the huge cost of replacing or repairing the machines.

“We are currently replacing damaged machines with cash-free machines, while our officers investigate longer-term solutions. We will carry out a full impact assessment before deciding on a new, permanent solution.”

Motorists can also make additional savings by unticking the option for a reminder or a receipt SMS text, services that are charged for.

Investigation into the parking system runs alongside a review of all aspects of WDC car parks. Responses to a recent car parking survey – with comments on paying by card and cash, cleanliness, lighting, cost and access – are currently being considered. All of the public feedback can be viewed at www.wycombe.gov.uk/parking-feedback

To sign up to RingGO call 01753 202000, download the app on your phone or go to https://m.myringgo.co.uk