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Parking Review
Technology
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is now using Barbour Logic’s parking correspondence system Response Master to generate consistent letters to... continue
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Payment systems
Exeter City Council has the introduced the PayByPhone system at 23 of its car parks, offering motorists the ability to pay by phone and charge... continue
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Debates
The campaign group NoToMob has told the government it endorses the idea of banning CCTV cameras for parking enforcement. The group, best known for... continue
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Debates
Mark Moran
The Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG) has mounted a robust defence of local authority parking in its response to the DfT consultation.... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
The government’s plan to ban local authorities in England from using CCTV cameras to enforce on-street parking contraventions can’t be... continue
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Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
Over the past five years Manchester City Council has successfully carried out 500 prosecutions of people who have abused the Blue Badge system for... continue
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Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
The switch to unattended bus camera enforcement has seen a dramatic rise in compliance, says Manchester’s CCTV manager Danny Holden. The city... continue
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Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
Manchester City Council is embracing a range of technologies in its quest to tackle traffic congestion, improve accessibility and make its streets... continue
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Cover Story
A concerted, much publicised effort to tackle the extensive misuse of bus lanes around the centre of Plymouth is credited with improving traffic... continue
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Viewpoint
Tim Daniels
More than 1,000 children a month are being injured on local roads around schools, according to an index compiled by the research group Road Safety... continue
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Case Studies
Civil enforcement officers in Southend-on-Sea have been equipped with ‘swab kits’ to enable them to fight back against the perpetrators... continue
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Mike Macey on...
Mike Macey
A growing number of local authorities are outsourcing the job of handling correspondence from drivers to private sector contractors. Councils that... continue
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Viewpoint
Mark Moran
Rather than needing to be constrained or required to report back to the Department for Local Communities & Local Government (DCLG), local... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
London Borough of Hounslow Parking Services and consultant Alpha Parking are running a free half-day seminar on the them... continue
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ANPR
A new system has been launched for yellow box junction enforcement. Developed by traffic control specialists Vysionics ITS, the VECTOR YB is designed... continue
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IT Lead Story
The notice processing team at North East Lincolnshire Council is now using Barbour Logic’s Response Master letter-generating system to answer... continue
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Construction
Multi-storey car parks serving Stockport’s Merseyway shopping centre are being upgraded at a cost of £1.84m. Stockport Council is working... continue
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Operational
Coventry City Council parking revenues have dropped by nearly £1m, according to figures compiled by the RAC Foundation. The council was... continue
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Enforcement News
London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) has recently approved a number of changes to the contravention code list used by the... continue
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News Lead Story
Over 80 entrants are competing to make the finals of the British Parking Awards 2014. The annual competition, organised by Parking Review magazine,... continue
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