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273 - 10 December 2014: News
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
More than 1,000 fixed penalty notices have been issued to the drivers of unsafe and non-compliant heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in London. The... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
The level of unpaid fines in Northern Ireland has reached £19m, of which £6.5m has been written off. The fines are issued by Courts,... continue
Categories: enforcement, Ireland
Parking Review
Operational
Free resident parking permits are to be scrapped in Portsmouth, with parking zones to continue only where residents are prepared to pay for a... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Higher car park tariffs have been proposed for 11 car parks owned by Sevenoaks District Council. Tariffs are set to go up at Blighs car park from... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Claudia Webbe: “We’re committed to improving air quality in Islington, and diesel fumes are a major cause of air pollution”
Patrick McDonnell
The London boroughs of Islington and Hackney are to introduce a diesel surcharge on resident parking permits in a bid to improve air... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
More than 150 penalty charge notices have been issued to drivers parking dangerously outside schools in Stoke. A CCTV car has been deployed by... continue
Parking Review
Operational Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
A 20mph speed limit is to cover more than 80% of Edinburgh’s roads, including the whole of the city centre. Edinburgh City Council said the... continue
Categories: Scotland
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
A new appeals service will allow drivers in Scotland to challenge private land parking charge notices. From April solicitors and barristers in... continue
Categories: enforcement, BPA, All of UK
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Record visitor numbers to Stonehenge has prompted a request for more parking spaces at the world heritage centre. More than 1.3 million people have... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Hillingdon station car park
A sensor-based parking management system is to be installed at 27 car parks across the London Underground network. Transport for London (TfL) has... 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
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
Business News
US manufacturing group 3M has closed its Global Parking Access and Revenue Control division, stating the business did not meet its expectations. The... continue
Parking Review
Operational
When is a car park not a car park? Simple: when it is being used for a new film about a reality game called The Call Up. During December, a floor of... continue
Categories: multi-storey, APCOA
Parking Review
Operational
Guidance paving the way for increasing the flexibility of delivery times has been published as part of the Mayor of Londo... 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
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
Business News
Spanish technology firm Circontrol has sold off its Fire Detection Division to focus on electric vehicle recharging and car parking systems. The Fire... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) is raising awareness about about the dangers of blocking access to fire hydrants. The service said that... continue
Categories: South of England
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
Firefighters in Sheffield have been prevented from bringing their fire engines to a house fire because of badly parked cars. For example crews from... continue
Categories: safety
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Overcrowding at a Camarthen hospital car park is to be addressed by extending the local park & ride service. Buses will link the Nantyci P&R... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Proposals to charge Guernsey motorists for parking based on the width and CO2 emissions of vehicles have been released by the Environment... 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
Operational
NHS Ayrshire and Arran Foundation Trust looking at ways to increase capacity and control of its car parks, options include introduction of parking... continue
Parking Review
Crime
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
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
News Lead Story
Parking Review
People News
Cameron Findlay
Cameron Findlay has moved from West Suffolk Parking Services to become parking manager at the London Borough of Redbridge. At West Suffolk he was... continue
Parking Review
People News
The Total Car Parks back office team
Total Car Parks has been expanding its administration team. In November Theresa Magson joined as new business administrator and Laura Garner as... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy Lead Story
NSL has chosen the Alzheimer’s Society as its official charity for 2015. The charity won out over a list of charities that the company’s... continue
Categories: charity, staff, NSL
Parking Review
People News
Naveed Ahmed
Deniz Huseyin
Hammersmith & Fulham’s parking projects and policy manager Naveed Ahmed is to join the strategy planning division at Transport for London... continue
Parking Review
Construction Lead Story
The New Bailey car park
Patrick McDonnell
English Cities Fund (ECf) and National Car Parks (NCP) have launched a £12m multi-storey car park for the New Bailey scheme in Salford, Greater... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Bournemouth Borough Council has granted planning permission for work to rebuild a shopping centre car park that has been beset with structural... continue
Parking Review
Park & Ride
Two new park & ride sites will be built for commuters travelling between Reading and Wokingham. The new facilities – at Mereoak, just south... 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
Parking Review
Developments
How Guildford Station will look
A 440-space multi-storey car park forms part of a £150m scheme plan to regenerate Guildford’s railway station. The plans have been... continue
Parking Review
Operational
The crash site
An NSL employee working on behalf DVLA rescued a driver who crashed their car in South Wales last month. Dale Wood was on patrol on Tredegar Road in... continue
Categories: safety, staff, NSL, DVLA, Wales
Parking Review
Business News
The British Parking Association (BPA) has terminated GB Parking Solutions' membership after the Birmingham-based company amassed 12 sanction points... continue
Parking Review
Business News
The purchase of debt recovery company Collectica by the Marston Group has been given the green light by the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA).... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
Changes to the UK driving test could see the three-point turn scrapped from the practical section of the test as part of the biggest update to the... continue
Categories: people
Parking Review
Business News
Town Centre Car Parks (TCCP) has been rebranded as CitiPark, marking the company’s intention to expand its portfolio nationwide. TCCP’s... continue
Parking Review
Business News
APCOA Parking Group has completed its financial restructuring on a consensual basis with key lenders. The group’s balance sheet has now been... 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
Business News
Business mobility company Alphabet has teamed up with online parking provider JustPark. Employees of Alphabet’s clients get a discount on... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT), the body that deals with appeals against parking and bus lane penalties in England and Wales outside London, is... continue
Parking Review
People News
Robin Bevan
Mark Moran
Robin Bevan has left phone parking provider PayPoint Mobile and Online to take up a role with parking IT specialist Barbour Logic. Bevan will become... continue
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
Awards
The HS1 car park at Stratford International
Patrick McDonnell
Stratford International Station’s multi-storey car park has received the Disabled Parking Award (DPA) following an assessment by the charity... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
London Underground (LU) has frozen its parking charges for the second year running for customers using cashless payment methods such as phone, text,... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
North Greenwich
Mark Moran
Transport for London (TfL) has retained NCP to manage its 61 London Underground station car parks. The contract includes car park development,... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The DVLA has raised almost £22m over the last four and a half years selling driver information to parking enforcement firms. The figures,... continue
Parking Review
Business News
APCOA staff promote free parking in St Helens
APCOA Parking (UK) staff fronted a council initiative to increase the number of visits to St Helens town centre. Throughout December, APCOA’s... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
The NoToMob
Deniz Huseyin
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has announced it will no longer carry out roadside checks involving bailiff firms after a review took into... continue