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264 - 28 March 2014: News
Parking Review
News Lead Story
A CCTV car
Mark Moran
Road safety campaigners, schools, disability and pedestrian charities and transport groups have join... continue
Parking Review
People News
Patrick McDonnell
Contentious former editor of the Sun tabloid, Kelvin MacKenzie is seeking to become a Surrey councillor in the May local elections. continue
Parking Review
Construction Lead Story
Q-Park Oxford Street
Q-Park has received permission to improve disabled access to its underground site serving Oxford Street in London’s West End. The company took... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Parking & Property is the only conference dedicated to off-street parking. This Parking Review event, which is now in its fourth year, is a forum... continue
Parking Review
Business News
The new £1 coin (Royal Mint)
A new £1 coin will come into circulation from 2017, replacing the current 30-year-old design which is regarded as being too easy to forge. It... continue
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Business News
Urban design consultancy Project Centre has launched a subscription-based Traffic Order making service aimed at local authorities. Traffic Order... continue
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Business News
The new Paym logo
The Payments Council has confirms that its new secure way for consumers to pay using just a mobile number will be called Paym (pronounced “Pay... continue
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People News
An Independent Scrutiny Board for the Parking Appeals on Private Land (POPLA) service has been named. The board, which comprises people with legal,... continue
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Enforcement News
Parking Mad filming APCOA Parking (UK) staff on patrol (Andrew Fitzsimons)
A documentary series to be screened on the BBC this month seeks to paint a portrait of the world of parking. Parking Mad is a four-part series... continue
Categories: enforcement, APCOA, England
Parking Review
Business News
Nigel Tobin
Creative Parking Solutions has appointed Nigel Tobin as its NHS partnership manager, tasked with developing the management firm’s presence... continue
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People News
Kevin Edmunds has joined parking management company CP Plus as business development manager. Prior to joining CP Plus he was a commercial development... continue
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Business News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Westminster City Council has awarded parking contractor NSL a pair of four-year contracts covering the provision of parking staff and parking... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
The government’s proposal to ban the use of CCTV cameras to enforce parking offences will be a key area of debate at the 8th annual Enforcement... continue
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Crime
Patrick McDonnell
Fraudsters are sending bogus emails that demand payment for fictitious parking offences.  The fake email, from... continue
Categories: crime, police, England
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Transport minister Robert Goodill
Lee Baker
Transport minister Robert Goodwill has told MPs that opinion is divided on some of the Department for Transport's proposals designed to make parking... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Confusion over signs at a car park has resulted in the Cheshire West and Chester Council refunding motorists issued with parking fines. Northwich... continue
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Parking Policy
Birmingham City Council plans to study the pros and cons of introducing a Workplace Parking Levy in the city.  Nottingham City Council is the... continue
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Operational
The British Parking Association (BPA) has joined forces with Motability to make it easier to deter the misuse of Blue Badges intended for disabled... continue
Parking Review
Business News Lead Story
Dan Salmonds
Adaptis Solutions, a supplier of cashless payment services, has been acquired by PayPoint, owner of the PayByPhone service. Adaptis has developed... continue
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Parking Policy
A number plate control scheme that banned half of the traffic from the streets of Paris ran for only one day.  On 17 March only drivers of cars... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Westminster City Council has pledged to further reduce the number of fixed CCTV cameras used to enforce single yellow lines. The number of... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
The Snowdonia National Park Authority is set to raise parking charges to help save £872,000 over the next two years. The park's chief executive... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Off-airport parking operator Purple Parking admitted to age discrimination against its workers after dismissing over 20 shuttle bus and chauffeur... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Transport for London (TfL) has been working with Google to take action against websites that take payments for the Congestion Charge and add... continue
Parking Review
Operational
The ROC
Parking contractor NSL has opened a central operations centre to manage radio communications with 1,100 civil enforcement officers (CEOs) working on... continue
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Business News
The sale of international parking operator VINCI Park seems to be moving ahead, with parent group VINCI starting exclusive talks with Ardian and... continue
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Business News
APCOA PARKING (UK) has been awarded a new five-year management services’ contract with Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s... continue
Categories: contracts, Rail, APCOA, England
Parking Review
Business News
APCOA Parking (UK) has been awarded a new three-year call centre services contract for Heathrow Airport. The contract, which went live on 25 March,... continue
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Crime
Deniz Huseyin
A motorist who fled to Slovakia after driving over a civil enforcement officer’s foot has been tracked down by West Midlands Police and brought... continue
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Operational
A Plymouth City Council parking officer saved a baby’s life by administering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.  Roger Kerrison, who works in... continue
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Crime
A man has been given a community sentence after admitting assaulting a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in east London. O’Neil Small pleaded... continue
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Crime
An unemployed dockworker has been fined for abusing a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in Sunderland city centre. Kirby Bleasdale swore at CEO Neil... continue
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Safer Parking
APCOA Parking (UK) has retained the Safer Parking Award at its Horseferry Road Car Park in south-west London. The 330-space underground car park... continue
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Awards
Helen Crozier
Deniz Huseyin
After road tax discs are scrapped on 1 October it will be harder for parking authorities to confirm that a penalty charge notice was issued to the... continue
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Enforcement News
Alan Wood
Deniz Huseyin
The new simplified fees scale for debt recovery could be open to abuse by unscrupulous bailiffs, according to Alan Wood, director of development at... continue
Categories: debt recovery, England
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
A driver who argued he should not have been fined for a prohibited U-turn because he actually performed a three-point turn has lost his case at High... continue
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Enforcement News
Martin Earl
Patrick McDonnell
Proposals to withdraw police traffic wardens from three local authority areas in Scotland have been postponed. Police Scotland had planned to remove... continue
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Enforcement News
Local authorities in South East Scotland is discussing the way forward for parking enforcement following Police Scotland’s recent withdrawal of... continue
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Enforcement News
East Dunbartonshire Council will begin its parking enforcement operation on 2 April, with community wardens issuing penalty charge... continue
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Enforcement News
Pupils from Badger Hill Primary School with York’s CCTV car
City of York Council is introducing a new CCTV camera car to help make it safer for children on their journey to and from school. From April the car... continue
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Parking Policy
The British Parking Association (BPA) says it is “surprised and disappointed” the government will not make the Parking on Private Land... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy Lead Story
Julian Lewis
Patrick McDonnell
The government has rejected a Conservative MP’s call for an end to the policy that allows the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to... continue
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Operational
Cornwall County Council Cllr Sally Hawken, cabinet member for transport and waste Bert Brisco and Jane Pascoe, secretary of Liskeard Chamber of Commerce, launch the 30-minute free parking service
Cornwall Council made an extra £300,000 because its parking machines do not give change, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed.... continue
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Operational
Bradford Council is conducting a review of councillors’ expenses, which could cut how much they are reimbursed for parking costs. The move... continue
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Park & Ride
Proposals to build a £3.8m park & ride facility at Ballymartin, in County Antrim, have been given the go-ahead. Work on the scheme will... continue
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Business News
Councils covering the cities of Hull, Bradford and Sheffield and the districts of Calderdale and Bassetlaw have ordered Parkeon powered... continue
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Parking Policy
Parking Review
Business News
A new iPhone application that allows drivers to gather evidence when contesting a parking fine is being launched in California. The app is the... continue
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Enforcement News
Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) in Peterborough have been equipped with ‘bodycams’ to give them extra protection when on patrol. At the... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has deployed a new camera car in Harlow to tackle dangerous, careless, inconsiderate and negligent... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News Lead Story
Robert Goodwill
Mark Moran
Roads minister Robert Goodwill has played down the prospect of an outright ban on the use of CCTV to enforce on-street parking in an address to the... continue