Surrey Heath introduce smartphone car parking payment app

Surrey Heath Borough Council introduces the Glide Parking is a parking payment app

Surrey Heath Borough Council has introduced another quick and convenient way for customers to pay in their multi-storey car parks.

Glide Parking is a parking payment app, which customers can download on to their smartphones to make payment fast and painless.

Following the recent successful introduction of contactless payment at Knoll Road and Main Square car parks in Camberley, Glide gives customers even more choice when it comes to swift and easy ways to pay.

To create a Glide account, customers can simply download the Glide Parking app from Google Play or the App Store. Paying for parking is a simple three button process to confirm payment. Once payment has been made, there is a 10 minute ‘grace period’ to leave the car park. Free wi-fi in the Mall and Camberley Theatre make using Glide Parking even easier.

There’s also an introductory Glide offer from SHBC car park partner Newpark Solutions – for a limited time customers using the Glide app will receive a £1.40 discount on each parking fee, less a convenience fee of 20p per transaction, making a net saving of £1.20. Where a parking fee is under £1.40, the amount paid by the customer will be a flat rate of 21p. Once this promotion is over, parking fees will return to the standard level.

Surrey Heath Business Portfolio Holder Cllr Craig Fennell said: “The Glide Parking App gives our customers the ability to pay for their parking on the way to their car, avoiding having to divert to a pay station. As well as being quicker for the individual, this has the potential to reduce the queues that invariably form at pay stations during busy periods.”

Newpark’s Managing Director Matt Cook said: “The Glide Parking App is a leap forward for payments in car parks where you pay when you exit. Many people readily have their smartphone to hand, so customers will no longer need to queue at pay stations and search for their payment cards or cash – instead they can just open up Glide Parking on their phone and with three clicks pay for their parking.’

More info: www.surreyheath.gov.uk/parking and www.surreyheath.gov.uk/glide.

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