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New payment app to cut motorists' costs goes live on 1 October

29 September 2020

A mobile phone app to pay for parking at council car parks in Cheshire East goes live from Thursday 1 October.

It will mean motorists will see a reduction in their charges, thanks to a contract negotiated by the council’s parking services team. 

From 1 October, the RingGo app is being replaced by PayByPhone as the new method of payment by phone. People can still pay by card or cash if preferred.

Residents and visitors parking in Cheshire East Council’s car parks will benefit from a reduction from 20p to 7p per transaction, while it will also now be free for motorists to request confirmation of their booking and notification of when their parking period is due to expire.

In the last 12 months, half a million transactions have been made using RingGo, so it is anticipated that the new contract with PayByPhone will make huge savings for motorists across the borough.

RingGo will remain in use until midnight on Wednesday 30 September but we would encourage people to download ‘PayByPhone’ on their mobile device as this will be the new means of paying for parking by phone from 1 October.