You don't need to search for loose change when you park on Council car parks in Stafford and Stone. This is because we've introduced a new cashless parking "Pay by Phone" system called Dash Cashless Parking.
Cashless parking is a quick and secure way to pay for parking in the Borough. Instead of having to put money in a pay and display machine, you can use your mobile phone.
See below for the car parks that currently offer cashless parking.
|Car Park Name||Code|
|Civic Centre - Variable Stay||0430|
|Tenterbanks - Variable Stay||0431|
|Castle Hill - Variable Stay||0432|
|Lammascote Gyratory - Long Stay||0433|
|Doxey Road C2 - Long Stay||0436|
|Doxey Road C1 - Long Stay||0437|
|Doxey Road C3 - Long Stay||0438|
|Broad Street - Short Stay||0440|
|Stafford Leisure Centre - Short Stay||0443|
|Gaol Road - Long Stay||0434|
|Lorry Coach Park||0448|
|Car Park Name||Code|
|Crown Street - Short Stay||0444|
|Christchurch Way - Variable Stay||0445|
|Westbridge Park - Short Stay||0446|
|Westbridge Park - Long Stay||0447|
To use the system, all you have to do is:
Send a text message to 80010 in the following format:
PARK (LOCATION CODE) (AMOUNT OF TIME).
So to park at the Civic Centre short stay for two hours, your text would be: PARK 0430 0200, and to park at The Lammascote Gyratory long stay, your text would be: PARK 0433 2400.
By iPhone or Android smartphones:
Download and use the 'Dash' application available at both the App Store and the Android Marketplace (Google Play)
Visit Dash Parking, login and pay via the website
You can also pay by calling 0333 123 1984
You don't need to display a traditional paper ticket on your dashboard when you use Dash Parking as all our Civil Enforcement Officers carry a hand-held computer.
When they see a car without a ticket, they enter the car's registration number into their computer, and it will tell them whether the driver has paid for parking using Dash Parking.
The amount that Dash charges is different from the displayed tariff.
By using Dash there will be a separate booking fee and additional charges for receiving SMS text messages which are added to the tariff amount. These are displayed locally at each parking location.
When you use the service you will be charged an additional 20p for the convenience of using the service (10p booking fee and 10p confirmation text).
If you register for the reminder text option, you will also be charged an additional 10p for each text message reminder you receive.
You will be able to view and download all your transaction via your personal account on the Dash Parking website.
The Dash Parking payment system is compliant with the payment card industry standard PCI DSS v1.2.1. If you want to find out more visit the Dash Parking website.