Motorists who find themselves short of change can now pay for parking using plastic – but the convenience will cost an extra 20p.
Launched in Dacorum yesterday, drivers with an iPhone or Android mobile can now download the RingGo app to register and pay for their parking. Alternatively motorists can call 0203 0460010 when parking to pay the fee over the telephone.
To save time users can pre-register in advance either through the app or at www.myRingGo.co.uk
The service sees motorists charged an extra 20p on top of the standard parking tariff.
Councillor Julie Laws, who oversees environment and sustainability, said: “The run-up to Christmas can be a bit frantic for a lot of people, and the RingGo option should take away the stress of needing to find the right change for the parking meter.
For a list of car parks where the service is being introduced, visit www.dacorum.gov.uk/parking.