Furthermore, to encourage the use of RingGo, Torbay Council are removing the convenience fee for using the service, enabling motorists to park completely touch free at no extra cost!
Torbay Council is the latest addition to RingGo’s expansion across Devon, with the service already offered by Devon County Council and neighbouring councils – Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, West Devon and Plymouth. Although these users will be accustomed to RingGo’s quick and easy app, it is important to note the variation of the service offered in Torbay.
In Torbay, RingGo Start:Stop is being offered, so motorists can pay only for the time they are parked, by starting and stopping their parking. Unlike elsewhere in Devon, where the standard RingGo ‘Buy Time’ parking is in operation.
To highlight this difference, new red and green signage will feature across Torbay.
Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture for Torbay Council, said: “We are extremely pleased to be moving towards a single cashless parking app across the whole of Devon.”
“Torbay is now offering RingGo for all parking, although the service differs slightly from how it is offered across the rest of Devon. In Torbay, motorists use the app or phone to start and stop their parking. Elsewhere they ‘buy time’ in advance.
“The two services are clearly differentiated by the signage. RingGo Start:Stop signs are coloured green and red, reflecting the start stop nature of the parking; whereas the RingGo buy time signs are green and blue. In either case, the app offers the correct solution depending on the five digit zone number which is entered.”
Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director for RingGo says “We are extremely pleased to be offering RingGo across another Devon Council as part of our countywide expansion of the service. Usage has increased tremendously over recent months as people have sought an alternative to touching shared buttons on machines.
“Across Devon especially, there has been a massive shift in payments, and offering a single app for payment, countywide, with no differential between cash and cashless, only helps this process further.”
If you’re not already registered with RingGo, just download our free app to get started. You can download RingGo from the App Store or Google Play Store and register with a few details. If you’re not a smartphone user, you can register and park by calling the number shown on parking signs or register online by clicking the green “REGISTER NOW” button at the top of this page.
For a full list of locations where you can pay to park using RingGo in Torbay, visit staging.ringgo.co.uk/location/parking-in-Torbay.