Council seeks residents' views on cashless parking payment plans
RUGBY Borough Council wants to hear residents' views on offering cashless payment at council car parks.
The council plans to offer residents the option of paying for car parking via smartphone app, phone call, SMS message or online.
Once registered on the cashless payment system, residents just need to provide the car park's location code, length of time to park and a three digit payment card security code.
Cllr Derek Poole, Rugby Borough Council deputy leader and portfolio holder for regulation and safety, said councils across the country were increasingly offering cashless payment for parking.
"The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cashless payment across a wide range of our everyday activities, from banking to food shopping," Cllr Poole said.
"During the pandemic we received a number of enquiries from customers who want to pay for parking via a cashless system, and we're looking at introducing an app which allows residents to pay via a smartphone app, mobile or online.
"Before pushing ahead with our plans, it's important we hear what residents think about offering a cashless payment system so we can make sure our payment options reflect the needs of car park users."
The consultation was launched today (Monday 21 March) and runs until 5pm on Monday 14 April.
Residents can take part in the consultation by visiting www.rugby.gov.uk/consultation