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270 - 25 September 2014: News
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Bedford Borough Council has estimated that a free parking offer is the main reason for a revenue shortfall of £250,000 by the end of this... continue
Categories: South East England
Parking Review
Awards
Talor Humbles receives the Outstanding Services award
The parking team at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, have been crowned VINCI Park’s Parking Team of the Year. This was one of 12 prizes handed out... continue
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Crime
Deniz Huseyin
Staff at airport parking firm Flight Shuttle Services suffered head injuries during a violent robbery in the early hours of this morning, 10 October.... continue
Parking Review
Business News
Q-Park has taken over the management of the former Exchange car park in Manchester, which is currently owned by Network Rail, on a 10-year lease. The... continue
Parking Review
Business News Lead Story
JustPark on the Away Days app
Mark Moran
Football supporters travelling to away games can now book parking via the JustPark service by using an app developed by the Premier League. The Away... continue
Parking Review
Park & Ride
The number of passengers using Cambridge park & ride sites has dropped by up to 15% since the introduction of a £1 parking charge, reveals... continue
Parking Review
Crime
A minicab driver has been found guilty of assaulting a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in Willesden Green, north-west London.  Harrow Crown... continue
Parking Review
Crime
A man who assaulted his neighbour with a scaffold pole in a parking argument is facing a custodial sentence, Cardiff Crown Court has heard. Daniel... continue
Categories: crime, police, Wales
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
The levying of hospital parking charges are “a tax on the sick” and should be scrapped, said several MPs during a debate on the issue in... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy Lead Story
Martin Horwood
Mark Moran
A Private Members Bill that seeks to make pavement parking illegal throughout England and Wales has been delayed in the House of Commons. Pavement... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy Lead Story
David Mundell
Mark Moran
The UK government has agreed to help unlock legislation in Scotland which would enable local authorities to tackle obstructive parking.... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Number of staff who think parking at their workplace is insufficient
Mark Moran
Two-thirds of British workers believe the parking at their workplaces is too costly and insufficient, according to a survey conducted for a car... continue
Categories: staff, surveys
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
Nottingham City Council is to trial CCTV monitoring for its Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) scheme. A pilot camera will initially be set up at the... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Parking: Issues and Policies
A collection of studies and essays on parking policy from around the world has been published. Parking: Issues and Policies is part of the Transport... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Patrick McDonnell
Some police forces are no longer seriously investigating vehicle crimes, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has... continue
Categories: crime, police
Parking Review
Operational
Cumbria County Council is consulting with local residents on introducing on-street parking charges at 11 of its busiest town centres. The county says... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Calderdale Council has fulfilled its pledge to remove evening parking charges in Halifax and pay & display charges at 10 car... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
A proposed one-hour free parking offer will not be the “silver bullet” fix for retail traders in Wiltshire, says Wessex Chambers of... continue
Parking Review
Operational
The `free parking` sign that has been removed
A ‘Portas Pilot’ town has removed road signs promoting its free parking scheme because they do not meet legal requirements. Market Rasen... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Motorists in Redbridge can now park for free for 30 minutes at on-street pay & display bays. To use the concession motorists still need to obtain... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Cambridgeshire County Council has begun charging for on-street parking on Sundays in a bid to help regulate the turnover of spaces for visitors and... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
A driver in Lincolnshire has amassed private parking charge notices costing £15,400 over the space of a year. David Lee’s debt is one of... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Patrick McDonnell
Patrick McDonnell Kent County Council has approved proposals for the first of a possible three new lorry parks in the county. The 300-space lorry... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Caroline Pidgeon
Transport for London (TfL) staff have amassed parking penalties costing almost £170,000 over the past four years, a political blog has... continue
Categories: enforcement, staff, TfL
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
More than £1m in parking fines has been incorrectly written off, a report for Aberdeen City Council by auditors Pricewaterhouse Coopers has... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Civil enforcement officers in Wiltshire are to get new powers to check, ticket and clamp untaxed cars as part of changes that will see the end of the... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The burning car
Two Northern Irish traffic attendants (TAs) helped extinguish a car fire on the streets of Derry/LondonDerry on 1 September.  TAs Tommy Robinson... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
The RAC has criticised the government’s decision to scrap paper tax discs. The paper tax discs will be replaced by an electronic system using... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Keswick and Derwentwater
Tourism officials in Cumbria are calling for simpler car parking regulations for the Lake District National Park. Local councils and other... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Propping within the car park
Patrick McDonnell
An agreement has finally been reached on proposals to rebuild part of the troubled Castlepoint shopping centre in Bournemouth, including its car... continue
Parking Review
Construction
The new Bristol Parkway car park
A new multi-storey car park at Bristol Parkway was opened by transport minister Baroness Kramer last month. The £13m structure has added 710... continue
Parking Review
Developments
The planned new look for Cardiff`s main rail station
A new car park forms part of proposals for the biggest transformation of Cardiff rail station since it was built in the middle of the 19th... continue
Parking Review
Developments
New car and goods vehicle parking areas feature in proposals to upgrade Carlisle Airport. Carlisle City Council has approved plans for a revamped... continue
Parking Review
Developments
The Northgate retail and leisure scheme in Chester will feature parking for around 1,000 cars. Rivington Land and ACME have been appointed to lead... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Construction has begun on the next phase of the £70m Riverside shopping centre in Stafford town centre, West Midlands. Work has started on the... continue
Parking Review
People News
Henk de Bruin
APCOA Parking Group has appointed group director Henk de Bruin as the new managing director for its UK business.  DeBruin has been... continue
Categories: people, staff, APCOA
Parking Review
People News
John Denton presents the cheque to Sarah-Jane Martin from Brake
Parking company Q-Park has donated £2,000 to road safety charity Brake. Q-Park supported Brake’s annual Road Safety Week in 2013 through... continue
Categories: charity, safety, Q-Park
Parking Review
People News
John Mason
John Mason, former director of congestion charging and traffic enforcement for Transport for London (TfL) has joined JBW Group as chief strategy... continue
Categories: debt recovery, people, JBW, TfL
Parking Review
People News
Layla Stephen
Enforcement agency Bristow & Sutor has appointed Layla Stephen to its client development team. She joins Bristow & Sutor from Ross &... continue
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Business News
Traffic enforcement and management systems developer Videalert has moved to a new head office at Eastcote in north-west London. Tim Daniels, sales... continue
Parking Review
People News
The VINCI Park team with Olympic Gold medallist Naomi Riches
VINCI Park UK employees have been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) following a 12-month training programme in management... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News Lead Story
The car being reversed off the removals lorry
Deniz Huseyin
A driver who reversed his car off a tow truck and drove away is being sought by the police. The London Borough of Waltham Forest released video... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Deniz Huseyin
The strike by Ealing civil enforcement officers (CEOs) due to take place tomorrow has been called off. A set... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Clamping by London authorities has fallen 80% over the past year
Deniz Huseyin
The number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued for minor parking offences in the capital has fallen to its lowest level in five years, according... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Eric Pickles
Mark Moran
The government is proposing to give local residents or local firms the right to raise-up a petition that will require a counci... continue