Borough's car parks get RingGo service
Wimbledon motorists will no longer have to hunt for change after Merton Council has introduced a cashless parking service for the first time.
It has introduced cashless parking to all 14 council-owned car parks in the borough. The council plans to roll out the cashless service across all 3,600 council-operated on-street parking bays by January.
It follows consultation with the public on parking in town centres, when people said they would like the choice of using this hassle free payment method for a small additional charge.
Every parking location in the borough has a unique code. People using the RingGo service can either pay over the phone, by text, online or by using a free smartphone app. They will also receive an optional reminder, alerting them that their parking time is coming to an end, and if they wish to stay longer, they can top up their time from wherever they are.
The existing ticket machines have been left in place so people can pay in cash if they prefer.
October 30, 2014