Yesterday we tried paying for parking in Main Square car park using the Glide app. (We only do this in the first half of the month when there’s a 50p discount. Much of the rest of the time we find it quicker to use the pay machines.) But the app came up with a message saying something like Guest Payments were no longer permitted. And it did the same thing several times in quick succession. We hadn’t realised that we were a guest! But, not to be beaten, we fired up the Masterpass app to see if we could work our way backwards through the payment process. Which got us nowhere. As you can see from the red bar at the top of our screen print below, the ‘”merchant” – NewPark – wasn’t available. We were sitting in our car at the time, so it meant traipsing back to a pay machine. No marks for convenience or cheapness, SHBC. We want our 50p!
(We were a bit surprised to see that Byron is still on the Masterpass system. How many months ago did it close?)