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New Car Parking Pay Machines Coming To Wokingham

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New payment machines are coming to allWokingham Borough Council car parks in June / July 2019. The new machines willgive customers more flexibility: to pay by coin or by card, to pay only for thetime used, to avoid the worry of a parking ticket expiring and to not pay aconvenience fee to use a credit or debit card.

 Cockpit Path car park in Wokingham town centreis the first council car park to get the new machines, with two arriving thisweek.

The new digital screen machines allowcustomers to pay for the number of hours as normal or to pre-authorise apayment with the ‘check in – check out’ system to provide customers the optionto only pay for the time stayed. The digital displays have step by stepinstructions.

The flexible machines will be rolledout across all council car parks in June / July 2019.

Customers can pay for their parkingvia the Ringo app until September 2020, at which point an alternative phonepayment system will be introduced via the new machines. 

Director of locality and customerservices Sarah Hollamby said, “The new car park payment machines will give ourresidents a great new option when using our car parks – to check in with adebit or credit card and then check out whenever they want to leave and onlypay for the exact amount of time they are actually using the car park.

“The new machines allow you to runyour errands and then if you bump into a friend and want to go for a coffee youwon’t have to worry about getting a parking ticket.”