Paying to park in any Wirral Council-operated public car parking space has just got a whole lot easier with the introduction of new mobile phone app.
The council has joined forces with JustPark to introduce this cashless payment option for all users of its car parks.
For those who download the app and sign up to use the JustPark service, it will spell the end of that frustrating search for the correct change to pay for a parking space in Wirral and should also eliminate the risk of motorists overstaying and landed themselves a parking ticket. As well as allowing people to pay without cash, the app will also send drivers a reminder of when their payment is due to expire and will give them the option to top up from their phone wherever they are.
As a mini-incentive to encourage residents to get involved, JustPark are offering a credit worth up to £1 to those who download the app from the Android and Apple app stores and register a Visa credit or debit card with the service.
The app can be used for parking stays across all of the Council’s 29 car parks and 46 on-street parking areas, as well as by phone.
Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:
“This new solution means it couldn’t be easier for people to pay for and manage their parking in our public car parks. Machines will still accept coin and card payments, but this additional option means they shouldn’t have to worry any more about tendering the correct amount or getting back to their vehicle by a set time. I think this development will be roundly welcome.”
Anthony Eskinazi, JustPark Founder and CEO, says: “We’re delighted to be working with Wirral Council. We look forward to delivering positive parking experiences for the borough’s residents and visitors.”
Users of the app are charged just 2p per transaction. Drivers will also be able to search, navigate to and pay for parking spaces across the country using the JustPark app.
This new system is the latest in a series of advances to improve the ease and efficiency of parking across Wirral and is introduced at the same time as a new contract for parking enforcement is implemented.
After successfully re-tendering for the contract, NSL will carry out this service under delegated powers from the council for a further five years, with an option for five more years on top of that.