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Issue 280 - 31 July 2015: News
Parking World 2015 takes place 12 November

Parking World 2015 takes place 12 November

Parking World, the UK’s leading conference and exhibition, will take place at London’s KIA Oval on Thursday 12 November. Launched in 2005, Parking Review’s annual conference provides an independent forum in which parking, urban design, planning and transport professionals can discuss topical issues, share best practice and network. Parking World is co-located with partner events run by Landor LINKS covering themes such as s... continue

PATAS renamed London Tribunals

The capital’s Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS) has been renamed London Tribunals. The new service supports two separate teams, as before, which have been renamed Environment & Traffic Adjudicators and Road User Charging Adjudicators. The service has moved to Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1AB, with the new hearing centre opening on 13 July. Caroline Hamilton remains chief adjudicator of the service. A... continue

Beavis puts himself forward as government parking ‘tsar’

Beavis puts himself forward as government parking ‘tsar’
Deniz Huseyin

Barry Beavis, the chip shop owner whose legal battle against a private land parking charge goes to the Supreme Court next week, has volunteered his services to the government as a parking ‘tsar’ to lead the reform of the private parking industry. He has called on Greg Clark, the minister for Communities and Local Government, to ensure the private parking industry is regulated. Beavis says there are currently “multiple codes of... continue

Mole Valley says free parking plan at odds with sustainable transport aims

Mole Valley says free parking plan at odds with sustainable transport aims
Deniz Huseyin

Plans to introduce 30 minutes’ free parking across the district of Mole Valley, Surrey, have been rejected by councillors. The motion was put forward by the leader of the opposition, Liberal Democrat leader Stephen Cooksey, but was defeate... continue

Operational

Online service tells drivers location of towed vehicles
The owners of illegally parked vehicles that have been removed anywhere in the capital can now find out their location by using an online service.... continue

Business News
Siemens buys traffic enforcement specialist Zenco Systems

Siemens buys traffic enforcement specialist Zenco Systems
Siemens has acquires UK enforcement provider Zenco Systems. The companies have worked on a number of joint technology projects in the UK, including... continue

Enforcement News
Kensington & Chelsea to tackle Knightsbridge ‘supercars’

Kensington & Chelsea to tackle Knightsbridge ‘supercars’
Deniz Huseyin
A crackdown on the anti-social drivers of ‘supercars’ in Knightsbridge is being proposed by the Royal Borough of Kensington &... continue

Parking Policy
BPA unveils its latest Master Plan for Parking

BPA unveils its latest Master Plan for Parking
The British Parking Association has announced its intention to develop a new professionalism accreditation for the parking sector. The... continue

New House of Commons Transport Committee named

New House of Commons Transport Committee named
Labour MP Louise Ellman has been re-elected as chair of the House of Commons’ Transport Committee. The committee’s remit covers all... continue

BPA wants to see parking across Scotland decriminalised
Civil parking enforcement should be introduced across Scotland, the British Parking Association says in its latest Master Plan for Parking in... continue

Research will fill holes in parking knowledge, says BPA

Research will fill holes in parking knowledge, says BPA
The British Parking Association has identified areas of research relating to parking from the UK and Europe where it believes further study would... continue

Crime

Smart Parking manager gets 18 months for theft
David Edmeades, a former manager at Smart Parking, has been jailed for 18 months after he admitted to embezzling £45,000 from the company over... continue

Spate of P&D vandal attacks disrupts enforcement in Cardigan

Spate of P&D vandal attacks disrupts enforcement in Cardigan
Deniz Huseyin
Businesses in the west Wales town of Cardigan have reported a rise in trade after vandalism destroyed seven off-street pay & display machines... continue

Lack of secure parking for HGVs fuels crime wave, says RHA
Deniz Huseyin
A lack of secure lorry parking along a stretch of the A1 in Nottinghamshire has made it a crime hotspot, according to the Road Haulage Association... continue

People News
APCOA backs Wanstead playground charity appeal

APCOA backs Wanstead playground charity appeal

A parking fine turned out to be a blessing in disguise for a charity raising money to renovate a children’s play area. Secretary of the Wanstead Playground Association Nicola Calbrese received the ticket in the London... continue

Awards
IPI recognises the best and brightest parking in North America

IPI recognises the best and brightest parking in North America
Car parks decorated with paintings of penguins, clad in stained glass and showcasing ruined cottages have been recognised at a North American awards... continue

Green Parking Council recognises pioneering structures
The first US car parks to attain the Green Garage Certificate have been revealed by the Green Parking Council (GPC). Green Garage Certification is a... continue

APCOA Parking (UK), Makers and Q-Park short listed for European awards

APCOA Parking (UK), Makers and Q-Park short listed for European awards
Three British parking projects are competing for recognition in the European Parking Awards, with the winners to be announced in Berlin on 23... continue