A Rubery car park – popular with shoppers – has today seen the introduction of parking charges. However, there is some confusion about the costs with signage and online payment service displaying completely different tariffs.
Signage parking rates
According to signage in the car park, which sits behind the Cooperative store on New Road, the first two hours of parking remains free, with charges payable after that time.
- First 2 hours FREE
- Additional 1 hour – 90p
- Additional 2 hours – £1.50
- Maximum 4 hour stay
- Charges apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Payment service – card only and extra fees
Any extra charges are payable using the RingGo service, with options to pay using a debit or credit card online, via a smartphone app or by telephone.
There are no concessions for blue badge holders and no provision for cash payment. Extra fees are also payable to RingGo, including a compulsory 20p ‘convenience fee’ and optional payments for text reminders.
Parking is monitored by ANPR cameras and those failing to adhere to the parking tariff could see a charge of £100 dropping through their letter box.
Confusion over payments today
- Up to 2 hours – 80p
- 3 hours – £1.20
- 4 hours – £1.60
When asked about the discrepancy, a representative from RingGo said: “This is currently being investigated further in house and [we] will be contacting Smart Parking to discuss further. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”