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280 - 31 July 2015: News
Parking Review
Business News
The BusyBees infographic
A scheme enabling companies and their staff to reduce the cost of commuter has been launched by an employee benefits company.... continue
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Crime
Patrick McDonnell
An argument about a parking space ended in violence when one driver attacked the other with a hammer, Maidstone Crown Court has heard. continue
Categories: crime, police
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Lorries could be banned from parking on roads in Kent overnight and at weekends. Shepway District Council has proposed banning lorries from... continue
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Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
The Traffic Penalty Tribunal has overturned a parking fine issued to a Plymouth driver because the restrictions shown on a par... continue
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People News
Parking technology company Park Assist has appointed Scot Dubois as general manager for its Australian operation, which covers the Asia Pacific... continue
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Operational
Parking problems associated with of Arsenal's stadium are among the reasons that Islington Council is consulting with resident... continue
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Operational
Liverpool City Council’s decision to permanently axe all but four bus lanes has increased bus journey times and operatin... continue
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Awards
ParkCloud is a finalist in the Best Airport Parking Company category at the British... continue
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Safer Parking
Northwick Park`s car park
Northwick Park Hospital in London has been awarded a three-year Park Mark. The 512-space car park, which is open 24 hours day, records some 408,000... continue
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Safer Parking
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham has attained safer parking status, receiving a continue
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Safer Parking
Avenue Road
Bournemouth Borough Council’s Avenue Road car park has been awarded a two-year safer parking award. The 895-space barrier controlled car park,... continue
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People News
The runners
Staff from management company Creative Parking Solutions raised around £400 for cancer research when they took part in a fun run in London in... continue
Categories: charity, staff
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Business News
Redcoats Active receives its cheque
NSL has donated over £800 to a community group in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where the company is the council&... continue
Categories: charity, NSL, Greater London
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
London Tribunals’ online appeals service had to be temporarily shut down last month after a data protection flaw was discovered by a parking... continue
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Parking Policy
Operation Stack has historically used the M20 as a lorry park
A disused airport in Kent will be used as a temporary lorry park to free up the M20 in Kent when O... continue
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Parking Policy
Deniz Huseyin
The number of cycle parking spaces at UK rail stations is set to reach 75,000 next year, more than three times the 2009/10 level, said Conrad Haigh,... continue
Categories: cycles & bikes, Rail
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Mark Moran
A Private Members’ Bill seeking to make carers exempt from hospital parking fees has been presented to Parliament. The Bill has been tabled by... continue
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Operational
The British Parking Association (BPA) has produced some advice on the use of body worn video in the parking sector. The information note covers the... continue
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Enforcement News
Anna Tendant
A local authority parking team is using a blog written from the perspective of a civil enforcement officer as a way to educate motorists and give a... continue
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Enforcement News
Legal advice prepared for Citizens Advice Scotland suggests that parking charge notices of around £100 issued on private land are not legally... continue
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Business News
The Independent Parking Committee, a trade association for organisations operating parking on private land, has revealed that three organisations,... continue
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Traffic Management
The Parklet
Patrick McDonnell
The UK’s first San Francisco-style ‘parklet’ has been installed in the London Borough of Hackney. The parklet has been installed on... continue
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Enforcement News
Diplomatic missions and international organisations in the UK amassed 5,307 parking fines, totalling £536,289. This figure is dwarfed by 12... continue
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Traffic Management
Mark Moran
The massive delays caused to cross-Channel freight and tourist traffic has led the government to examine ideas such as using Ministry of Defence... continue
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Business News
Internet companies may have to provide HM Revenues & Customs with more information on people and businesses that sell goods and services... continue
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Parking Policy
Local government spending on parking has fallen by around 8%, according to new data released by the Local Government Association. The LGA has created... continue
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Enforcement News
Mark Moran
Civil enforcement officers will not be patrolling the streets of Hackney in East London on 3-4 August as they strike a dispute over pay and... continue
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Business News
Gary McFarlane
Assist-Mi, an app that provides assistance to disabled people when they are travelling, has raised over £50,000 via a Kickstarter crowdfunding... continue
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People News
Angela Reeves
Angela Reeves has left PayByPhone to join the UK division of rival Parkmobile as an account manager supporting the RingGo cashless parking service.... continue
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Parking Policy
Louise Ellman
Labour MP Louise Ellman has been re-elected as chair of the House of Commons’ Transport Committee. The committee’s remit covers all... continue
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People News
Russell Roberts has become parking enforcement manager for Stoke-on-Trent City Council.  He assumed the position in March after spending over... continue
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People News
Richard Ofield
A surveyor from Derby has set up a commercial property company focussing exclusively on the car parking sector. Richard Ofield has launched Park... continue
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Parking Policy
Civil parking enforcement should be introduced across Scotland, the British Parking Association says in its latest Master Plan for Parking in... continue
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Parking Policy
Researching the Research
The British Parking Association has identified areas of research relating to parking from the UK and Europe where it believes further study would... continue
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People News
Andrew Pester
Andrew Pester has taken up his role as the new chief operating officer of the British Parking Association. The COO is a new role that will work... continue
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Awards
Helix Parking Structure, Lexington, Kentucky
Car parks decorated with paintings of penguins, clad in stained glass and showcasing ruined cottages have been recognised at a North American awards... continue
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Awards
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
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Awards
Allhallows, Bedford
Three British parking projects are competing for recognition in the European Parking Awards, with the winners to be announced in Berlin on 23... continue
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Business News
A Zenco LaneWatch Mk2 unit
Siemens has acquired UK enforcement provider Zenco Systems. The companies have worked on a number of joint technology projects in the UK, including... continue
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Crime
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
Categories: crime, East Midlands
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Kensington & Chelsea want to penalise `supercar` owners who rapidly accelerate, cause obstructions and rev their engines
Deniz Huseyin
A crackdown on the anti-social drivers of ‘supercars’ in Knightsbridge is being proposed by the Royal Borough of Kensington &... continue
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News Lead Story
Mole Valley District Council supports the EasitEast Surrey sustainable travel membership organisation
Deniz Huseyin
Plans to introduce 30 minutes’ free parking across the district of Mo... continue
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Park & Ride Lead story
The Chancellor George Osborne has ordered government departments to plan ways to cut up to 40% from their budgets by 2019-20 in a bid to find an... continue
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Crime
Pay & display 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
Categories: crime, Wales
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Mark Moran
The government has launched a £20m competitive fund for collaborative research and development into driverless vehicles, along with a code of... continue
Categories: funding, technology, DfT
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Barry Beavis
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... continue
Categories: All of UK
Parking Review
Crime
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
Categories: crime, All of UK
Parking Review
People News
From Left: APCOA’s Mick Dryk, Nicola Calabrese and Danielle Palmer of the Wanstead Playground Association
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... continue
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People News
David Graaff has joined debt recovery specialist JBW as business development director after a 30-year career in local government, both in the public... continue
Categories: JBW, All of UK
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Operational
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
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News Lead Story
The capital’s Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS) has been renamed London Tribunals. The new service supports two separate teams, as... continue
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Parking Policy
BPA president Philip Hammer unveils the new Master Plan for Parking
The British Parking Association has announced its intention to develop a new professionalism accreditation for the parking sector. The... continue
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News Lead Story
Parking World, the UK’s leading conference and exhibition, will take place at London’s KIA Oval on Thursday 12 November. Launched in... continue