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New car parking app used 15,000 times in Swansea

A CLEVER app enabling people to pay for parking quickly and easily in Swansea Council pay and display car parks has been used thousands of times in just a couple of months.

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Drivers are signing-up in their hundreds to the smartphone MiPermit app which offers users an extra way to pay for parking instead. And already the app has been used more than 15,000 times.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: "We launched MiPermit late last year and it's great to see it catching on so quickly. It's an easy solution to the problem of having to rummage around in wallets for coins or a card to pay for parking.

"Motorists will still be able to use cards or coins at our pay and display machines but the new MiPermit app saves a lot of fuss for those who use the service."

MiPermit already operates the app service in other towns and cities across the UK and Swansea motorists have been downloading to their smart phones in their hundreds.

Cllr Thomas said: "We know that not everyone will want to use it which is why payment by cash or by card in our car parks will still be available. We are in the middle of an extensive investment in all our the Multi Storeys, Park and Ride and all Pay and Display car parks , with new up to date equipment to make coin and card use easier in future."

MiPermit app users will have one of two options after they've parked-up their car at a council pay and display car park. Option one is to download the app to their iPhone or Android phone and make a one-off payment by inputting their card details.

The alternative to that is to download the app and securely register their personal, vehicle and payment details with MiPermit. The system will then hold their details permanently which will make future payment processes easier. More than one vehicle can be registered by motorists on their accounts.

All parking charges will remain as advertised on the tariff boards in the council car parks.

MiPermit has added an optional facility which allows users to purchase a 10p-a-time reminder text message service to let them know when the time they've paid for at the car park is about to run out so they know it's time to return to their vehicle or top-up their payment.

Information on MiPermit and how to download the apps for Android or Apple phones is available at or - the help section is available in Welsh and English.

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