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Parking Review
Mike Macey on...
Mike Macey
Parking enforcement is a subject that generates headlines. For example, the national press and broadcasters were excited in late 2014 by the RAC... continue
Parking Review
Payment systems
Inverclyde Council in Scotland has selected solar-powered pay & display machines made by Parkeon for use in Greenock town centre. The council is... continue
Parking Review
Viewpoint
James Gouge
Relationship management is one of the fundamental aspects of a parking manager’s role. Their role requires them to deal with a diverse range of... continue
Parking Review
Staff issues
Parking is a service sector that employs thousands of people, with those working on the front line wearing uniforms that need to be smart,... continue
Parking Review
People News
Deniz Huseyin
Mandy Ainsworth has left the parking sector to join the NHS South CSU (commissioning support unit) as performance lead. This represents a return to... continue
Parking Review
People News
Westminster City Council has promoted Kieran Fitsall to the role of head of service improvement and transformation (city management and... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
When a civil enforcement officer (CEO) placed a penalty charge notice on a wheelie bin in Carmarthen it made some people smile, but the council is... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
The London boroughs of Hackney and Islington are to introduce a diesel surcharge on resident parking permits in a bid to improve air... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Brighton & Hove Council is trialling a mobile phone payment option that could see the eventual removal of pay & display machines from the... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Proposals to increase council tax and car parking charges in Worcester have been rejected Conservative controlled council. The motion was made in... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
A pedestrianised street in Holyhead, Anglesey, is to be reopened to traffic after complaints from retailers that it was impacting on their trade.... continue
Parking Review
Technology
Milton Keynes Council is to trial the use of parking bay sensors as a means of helping drivers find space off-street. The Buckinghamshire council has... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Councillors and staff at Edinburgh City Council face losing free parking as part of £22m cuts in its budget during the next financial year. The... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Patrick McDonnell
Durham County Council is to spend £800,000 to double the size of the Bondgate car park in Bishop Auckland. The surface car park located at the... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
The Blue Badge disabled parking scheme in Wales is to be reviewed after the number of applications rejected rose sharply following the introduction... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
A Birmingham City Council owned multi-storey car park and used for free by councillors, MPs, MEPs and some senior council closed on 4 January... continue
Parking Review
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Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
Portsmouth City Council seized four cars and confiscated eight Blue Badges during a two-day operation to target fine evaders and disabled badge... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Deniz Huseyin
Chorley Council has accused the retailer Asda of breaching a planning agreement by allowing customers to park free of charge at a town centre store.... continue
Parking Review
Construction
A 1,300-space multi-storey car park is to be built as part of a new railway station in Northampton. The car park is the second phase of the new look... continue
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