RingGo Cashless Parking
Update on Parkmobile
From 8 June 2020, Parkmobile can no longer be used in Ashford Borough Council car parks and on-street locations.
To use the cashless service, you will need an active account with RingGo.
Most existing location codes from Parkmobile have changed slightly – please use the app or check with local notices on ticket machines.
Pay for Parking in Ashford with RingGo!
If you're parking in Ashford, use RingGo, the UK's no.1 parking app with millions of users nationwide. You can use your phone to pay for parking with RingGo across Ashford – it's quick, secure and you don't have to hunt around for loose change to feed the machine.
For a list of places you can park and pay with RingGo in Ashford, visit the RingGo website. Once you've downloaded the free RingGo app and registered, you can also park in thousands of RingGo parking areas nationwide. What's more, you can park in hundreds of locations across Kent with RingGo. You can use RingGo to pay for parking in Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Swale, Folkestone and Hythe, Canterbury, Thanet, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Dover.
How does RingGo work?
With many people preferring to avoid the shared surfaces of machines, use of our phone parking service, RingGo, has increased significantly since its introduction in June 2020. Here’s our guide on how to get started using RingGo TouchFree parking.
Download: Firstly, download the free RingGo app on your smartphone from your app store.
Register: Then, register with RingGo by providing a few short details. You can do this when you’ve downloaded the app, or you can pre-register online by clicking below:
Enter location: Once you’re registered, enter the location code to tell the app where you’re parked. You’ll find this code on signs where you’re parked (for example, if you saw the sign on the right, you’d enter “26600” as your location code).
Enter parking details: Then, enter the number plate (with no spaces) of the car you’re parking in and select how long you want to park for. Then, just enter your card details and hit pay. You’re all parked up and good to go! No need to display a ticket or queue up at the parking machine.
What are the benefits of using RingGo to park in Ashford?
- No more coins – you'll never have to worry about carrying change to pay for parking again. Just download the RingGo app!
- No need to touch the machines or queue for a ticket.
- Are you running late? Just click the extend button in the RingGo app from wherever you are. There's no longer any need to dash back to your car.
- No more tickets – Our handy reminders alert you when your parking is running out… wave goodbye to Penalty Charge Notices.
- Don't get caught in the rain – why get cold and wet when you can pay for parking quickly and securely with the RingGo app?
More useful information on using RingGo to pay for parking in Ashford
There is a small 20p administration fee applied to every RingGo parking session or extension.
Helpful reminders: RingGo’s optional text reminders alert you when your parking is about to run out. These incur a small charge, but you can opt-in or opt-out of them at any time. Just change your account preferences in the app or online.
Extend your parking TouchFree: If you want to extend your parking, just select your active parking session in the app, choose how long you want to extend for, and hit pay.
Helpful hint: when you’ve provided your details, RingGo securely stores them so you don’t have to enter them all next time. All you’ll need to do is confirm your location code and hit pay.
If you’re not a smartphone user: You can register online here, or by calling 01233 380 090 at the time you wish to park. The process is the same; just give your details over the phone. If you want to extend your parking, call back before your parking runs out and say how long you want to extend for.
Alternatively, you can book online at myRingGo.co.uk following the same steps as above. Tell us a few details to register, where you’re parking and how long you want to park for.
Business parking: If you’re parking for business in Ashford, check out RingGo Corporate at Corporate.myRingGo.co.uk.
You can get VAT receipts for all your parking sessions either through the free RingGo parking app, or on the RingGo website. No more monthly invoices.
For more help: visit myRingGo.co.uk/help.