The implementation of the new parking system at Ronaldsways has been delayed while officers consider feedback and ensure concerns are being fully addressed.

Parking will continue to be free while arrangements to introduce the changes are finalised, and a further announcement will be made on Thursday.

Tim Glover MHK, Member of the Department of Infrastructure with responsibility for Ports, said: ‘While the new system was to be introduced tomorrow (Tuesday 17 May), a decision has been reached to delay the launch for a short period. The Department is grateful to those who have shared constructive feedback – officers will now be using that to ensure a smooth transition.’

However, while the RingGo app has not been met with much enthusiasm by islanders, the DoI’s press release seems to indicate it will push on regardless with the app based system.

We have asked Mr Glover what feedback and concerns are being considered by the department.