Free 30 mins parking to be introduced in all Council run car parks

Cornwall Council is continuing its series of parking offers with a new scheme offering free parking for half an hour in all Council run car parks.

The offer, which begins on 1 March and runs until 20 April, has been developed in response to calls from some local businesses for a free first half hour of parking to allow people to make a flying visit to their local town centre.

The Council will be monitoring the response to this offer to assess how much demand there is for free half hour parking and where that demand is greatest.

As it would be too costly to change the pay and display machines in all the Council run car parks for this trial, anyone wanting to take advantage of the offer will need to use the RingGo mobile phone payment service.

Although this system is very easy to use, first time users will be required to provide some initial information and so they may find it easier to register online at register online,

While there will be no cost for the first half hour of parking, anyone who wants to have a text message sent to them to remind them of when the parking session is over or if they want to extend the parking session, will be charged for that message and any additional parking.  Details of these charges will be available on the tariff boards in the car parks or via the RingGo phone line.