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271 - 24 October 2014: News
Parking Review
Construction
Lockchip
LockChip is a spray-applied application designed to allow roads to be reopened to traffic in as little as an hour.... continue
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Safer Parking
The British Parking Association is commissioning research into research on parking. The aim of the project is to identify parking data and research... continue
Categories: consultants, surveys, BPA
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People News
James Chequer
Transport planning and engineering consultant JMP has appointed James Chequer as an associate in its Bristol office. continue
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Business News
The Italian access control specialist Came Group has acquired the Spanish-based parking equipment manufacturer Parkare.  Parkare is a producer... continue
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Business News
John Charnock
Payment solution provider ADVAM (UK) has acquired rival  airport parking reservations company Inventive IT. The merged operations will serve the... continue
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Construction
West Yorkshire Police`s new car park
A car park has been built as a part of West Yorkshire Police’s new £34m divisional headquarters in Leeds. With almost 400 spaces, the... continue
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Construction
The Cavendish House garages
A parking deck serving a private residential development in St John’s Wood, north-west London has been re-waterproofed. Cavendish House is... continue
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Construction
Farnham Road before the re-fit
Guildford Borough Council has undertaken a major overhaul of its Farnham Road car park, a multi-storey located adjacent to both the railway station... continue
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Construction
The Lonza site car park
A multi-storey car park has been built for pharmaceutical company Lonza in Slough. German contractor Huber Car Park Systems built the staff car... continue
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Construction
The Pyramid Centre
Car park ramps decks and ramps have been repaired as part of a £1m project to combat concrete deterioration at the Pyramids shopping centre in... continue
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Construction
How the new B4 podium will look
The city centre site of the former Birmingham Post & Mail newspaper offices, demolished in 2005, is being converted into a £20m underground... continue
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Construction
Natratex
A new surfacing system from Bituchem has been designed to combine the durability of asphalt with a natural looking finish.  Natratex is a clear... continue
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Construction
The City of Westminster Magistrates Court, also known as Horseferry Road Magistrates Court, has been redeveloped into luxury homes by Barratt... continue
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Operational
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is deferring any changes to car parking charges for the next 12 months, after a campaign and petition by staff backed... continue
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Park & Ride
Inconsiderate parking hampers a bus at a Centro site
Commuters who park inconsiderately at Midland Metro park & ride sites are now being issued with £100 parking charge notices. Warning signs... continue
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Enforcement News
A primary school in Solihull, West Midlands, is tackling irresponsible parking by parents by photographing the offending vehicles and giving the... continue
Categories: enforcement
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Business News
Mark Moran
Debt collection agency Roxburghe (UK), which was active in the parking sector, has entered administration. The company also provided the PayMyPCN... continue
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Operational Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
A driver with one arm whose request for a Blue Badge was turned down has received an apology from Danny Kennedy, Northern Ireland’s minister... continue
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News Lead Story
Harry Clarke
Mark Moran
Agreement has been reached in a contractual dispute between the London Borough of Hounslow and Cobalt Telephone Technologies. Hounslow has agreed to... continue
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Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
The Independent Parking Committee (IPC) has reported that its membership has risen by more than 30% since it gained DVLA approval in July. The DVLA... continue
Categories: enforcement
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Enforcement News
Source: CAB Scotland
Deniz Huseyin
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling on the parking industry and Scottish government to tackle bad practice by private land operators.  In... continue
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Enforcement News
Mark Moran
DVLA received over 2.45 million requests for vehicle keeper details from private parking companies in 2013-14. This compares to almost 1.9 million... continue
Categories: enforcement, DVLA
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Operational Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
London Councils has defended itself after auditors raised concerns over the handling of its contract to operate an appeals service for parking on... continue
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News Lead Story
Robert Goodwill
Mark Moran
Local authorities in England have been warned by the Department for Transport that they must not attempt to enforce off-street parking using contract... continue
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Parking Policy
The Campaign for Better Transport is opposing government proposals to restrict local authorities’ abilities to set maximum parking... continue
Categories: new car parks
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Operational
Artist`s impression of the Pontio arts centre
Patrick McDonnell
The lack of a dedicated car park at the soon-to-open new arts centre in Bangor, North Wales, has been provoked complaints from councillors at Gwynedd... continue
Categories: car park design, Wales
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Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
Gloucestershire County Council has accepted a ruling by the parking adjudicator that it was wrong to give its contractor the authority to deal with... continue
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People News
Fatima Rhazouani
Debt recovery company Marston Holdings has promoted Fatima Rhazouani to the role of group client services director for central government and the... continue
Categories: debt recovery, people
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Business News
Gareth Hughes
Debt recovery specialist Marston Holdings has bought rival bailiff Collectica from its owners Serco. Previously known as Philips Collection Services,... continue
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Crime
A charity worker has been jailed for three years for breaking a man’s arm with a scaffolding pole in an argument about parking (PR... continue
Categories: crime, police, Wales
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Crime
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to a 62-year-old man after a dispute over parking.  The assault by the... continue
Categories: crime, police
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Awards
Frank`s Café and Bar, Peckham
The rooftop of a car park in Peckham has been rated one of the coolest places to drink by the Observer Food Monthly Magazine Awards. Frank’s... continue
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News Lead Story
Max Crane-Robinson
Mark Moran
NCP has signed partnerships with a trio of the UK’s largest online and mobile parking consolidators, opening up its off-street booking services... continue
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Operational
Car park operator NCP is to review parking charges across its Wolverhampton sites to encourage more people into the city centre. NCP, in association... continue
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Safer Parking Lead Story
Northampton’s Alan Craggs receives the award from BPA president Ashley Bijster
The Safer Parking Scheme celebrated its tenth birthday by presenting awards during the British Parking Association’s Parkingtopia event in... continue
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Enforcement News
Peter Box
Councils are calling for updated powers to tackle fly-tippers. The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents almost 400 councils in... continue
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People News
Shane Farrell
APCOA Parking (UK) has appointed Shane Farrell to be contract manager for its combined parking and security operation at New Cross Hospital,... continue
Categories: hospitals NHS, people, APCOA
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People News
Dave Cornes has joined debt recovery company Phoenix Commercial Collections as client support manager. At Phoenix his primary focus will be to work... continue
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People News
Janice Evans
Debt recovery company Equita has appointed Janice Evans as an associate director. Evans has 40 years experience of working in the revenues and... continue
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People News
The Southwark team and their coffee morning spread
APCOA Parking (UK)’s enforcement services contract in Southwark has raised over £250 for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity... continue
Categories: charity, staff, APCOA
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People News
NSL`s cakes
Staff at NSL have raised over £1,300 for cancer charity Macmillan by holding a series of coffee mornings and taking part in fun runs. Civil... continue
Categories: charity, staff, NSL
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People News
Dave Cornes has joined debt recovery company Phoenix Commercial Collections as client support manager. At Phoenix his primary focus will be to work... continue
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Business News
Essy Eslamian
Barclays Bank has expanded its Pingit mobile payments service into the parking sector, launching the system in partnership with off-street operator... continue
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Business News
A new cashless parking operator has emerged with the pooling of phone parking operations belonging to parking payment Parkeon and Waysis. Parkeon has... continue
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Operational Lead Story
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
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Awards
Talor Humbles receives the Outstanding Services award
The parking team at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, has been crowned VINCI Park UK’s Parking Team of the Year. This was one of 12 prizes handed... 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