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268 - 25 July 2014: News
Parking Review
Construction
The Easton Street car park
Wycombe District Council’s Easton Street multi-storey car park will be undergoing a major refurbishment this summer.  The renovation is... continue
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Developments
Plan for the new deck
Patrick McDonnell
Sevenoaks District Council is set to increase parking capacity in the town centre by more than 300 vehicles by installing a deck over an existing... continue
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Construction
Radflex Contract Services has completed the second phase of waterproof jointing works, on the Orchards shopping centre in Dartford, Kent. Engaged by... continue
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Construction
Surface parking areas at a housing association complex in Thamesmead, south-east London, have been upgraded. Yarnton Way comprises the Harlequin,... continue
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Park & Ride
Transport minister Baroness Kramer officially opened a new multi-storey car park serving Banbury Railway Station. Chiltern Railways managing director... continue
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Business News
Airport valet parking company I Love Meet and Greet has launched a loyalty card scheme. Drivers booking five parking sessions will get their sixth... continue
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News Lead Story
Henry Michael Greenslade
The POPLA annual report reveals the body heard 23,500 appeals in the year ending 31 March 2014, with parking operators winning most decisions. In... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Motorists don’t realise using a mobile phone when their engine is idling is an offence. The law regarding in-car mobile phone use says it is an... continue
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Parking Policy Lead Story
A new accreditation scheme for environmentally friendly parking structures was launched in the United States on 1 June. The continue
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Parking Policy
The legacy of Brazil’s massive investment involved in staging the World Cup will be a matter of heated debate for years to come (the angst... continue
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Parking Policy
The Parking Heroes Facebook page
In recent months Ukraine has faced the annexation of the Crimea by Russia and a slide into civil war, but the age old problem of where to park in... continue
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Awards
The European Parking Association (EPA) is now inviting entries for its biennial awards. There are five categories: New parking structures Renovated... continue
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Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
San Francisco City Council has banned the use of smartphone apps that enable people to buy and sell public parking spaces. A Rome-based company,... continue
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Parking Policy Lead Story
Madrid mayor Ana Botella
The Spanish capital Madrid has started making drivers of cars that pollute pay more to park. The city hopes to reduce air pollution and congested... continue
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Awards
Online parking reservations specialist ParkCloud has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The company, formed six years ago,... continue
Categories: airports, awards, technology
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People News
Karen Kerr and Amanda Gillie
Two NSL parking attendants working in Edinburgh recently completed an abseil off the Forth Rail Bridge and raised £643 for Macmillan Cancer... continue
Categories: charity, people, staff, NSL
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People News
Andy Brown
APCOA Parking (UK) has appointed Andy Brown as area manager (south) for its management services’ contract with Network Rail. Brown joins APCOA... continue
Categories: people, staff, APCOA
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People News
Jim Jackman
Jim Jackman, who was APCOA Parking (UK)’s longest serving employee, has retired from the parking industry after almost 31 years’... continue
Categories: airports, people, staff, APCOA
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People News
APCOA Parking (UK) has appointed Sean Taylor to the position of contract manager for the associated services’ contract it holds with London... continue
Categories: airports, people, staff, APCOA
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Business News
Mark Hyde and Mandy Watson
Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions’ (ICES) training division is to deliver new Ofqual-regulated qualifications developed by the British... continue
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People News
Matthew Weston
Parking equipment manufacturer WPS has added Matthew Weston to its business development team to reflect the increasing importance of IT in... continue
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Business News Lead Story
Charlie Leaper
Smart Parking has created two distinct business units to run its technology and managenent services for the UK market. Charlie Leaper assumes the... continue
Categories: people, staff, technology
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People News
Amanda Reynolds
Civil enforcement agency Ross & Roberts has appointed Amanda Reynolds as its new business development manager for the revenues sector. Reynolds... continue
Categories: debt recovery, people, staff
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Traffic Management Lead Story
The autonomous Google Car
Mark Moran
Self-driving cars have the potential to transform the way in which people travel, the way in which they own vehicles and also make London’s... continue
Categories: technology
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Traffic Management
Nearly 70% of drivers would not consider buying an electric car, according to research for the Department for Transport into public attitudes to... continue
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Traffic Management Lead Story
The UK has one of the highest car club memberships in the world with more than 164,000 members, but 86% of the those members live in London, a... continue
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Parking Policy Lead Story
New BPA president Ashley Bijster launches the 2015 Master Plan for Parking
The British Parking Association (BPA) launched the latest version of the body’s ‘Master Plan for Parking’ at the House of Commons... continue
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Parking Policy Lead Story
Local authorities should be required to satisfy parking demand with the spaces being either free or reasonably priced, demands a new Motorists’... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
The Isle of Man government is consulting on whether to charge its civil service workers to park. This follows investigations by the Isle of Man Today... continue
Categories: local government, staff
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Enforcement News
A man who claimed that two civil enforcement officers (CEOs) failed to ticket their line manager’s vehicle for parking on double yellow lines... continue
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Enforcement News
Cumbria County Council is considering taking over parking enforcement from district councils across the county. The review follows the introduction... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
Foreign embassies have failed to pay more than £82m in congestion charges since the introduction of the scheme in 2003, according to new... continue
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People News
Olivia Sandy
Olivia Sandy passed away unexpectedly on 10 June. Sandy, who was 52, worked for a number of companies serving the parking sector, focussing on... continue
Categories: charity, people
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News Lead Story
Henk de Bruin
Mark Moran
Henk de Bruin, managing director of APCOA Parking in the Netherlands, has been called in to look after APCOA Parking (UK) after its managing director... continue
Categories: people, APCOA
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Two Scottish councils have reached an agreement with Police Scotland to continue with a traffic warden service. The agreement between Stirling and... continue
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Enforcement News
City of Edinburgh Council has re-appointed NSL to provide parking enforcement services. NSL has been working in Edinburgh since 2006. The new... continue
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Enforcement News
Parents flouting parking rules outside a Cambridge school have been warned they face being fined £30 in a crackdown by Cambridgeshire Police.... continue
Categories: enforcement, safety
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Enforcement News
VINCI Park UK has won new on-street enforcement contracts with Salford City Council and Trafford City Council. The new contracts are the first signed... continue
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Crime
Two pay & display parking machines have been stolen from a surface car park in Croydon, south London. The two Parkeon Strada solar-powered units... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Cllr Peter Butlin
Patrick McDonnell
Warwickshire County Council has appointed NSL to provide on-street parking enforcement and associated services in the county. The five-year contract... continue
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Enforcement News
APCOA Parking (UK) is providing enforcement on the private roads of an industrial estate in Mitcham, South London. The parking company has been... continue
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Business News
Deirdre Graffin
An off-airport holiday booking service opened at Belfast International Airport on 19 June. The Park and Fly operation has been set up on a former... continue
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Business News
Stansted Airport has formed a partnership with SkyParkSecure that will see the company provide long-stay, valet and official meet & greet... continue
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Operational
Worcester City Council is cutting tariffs in its city centre car parks to support local businesses by attracting more tourism and trade into the... continue
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Operational
Swansea City Council reduced hourly rates at its three city centre multi-storeys in July, with motorists charged £1 an hour for up to three... continue
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Business News Lead Story
The JustPark team celebrate launching their new brand
Mark Moran
ParkatmyHouse, the online platform that has been pioneering peer-to-peer driveway rental in the UK, has rebranded itself as JustPark. The rebrand has... continue
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News Lead Story
Alex Shipp, AKA The Parking Prankster
Private parking operators ParkingEye and Devere Parking Services have been passing on the Parking Appeals on Private Land (POPLA) fee to drivers who... continue
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News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Bailiff firm Newlyn offered the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) a 15% “donation” towards the operation of roadside checks of vehicles.... continue
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News Lead Story
Ceredigion`s Katy Spain with PATROL`s Louise Hutchison
Worcester City Council and Ceredigion County Council have won the PATROL Annual Report Award for 2012/13.  The awards are presented by PATROL... continue
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Parking Policy
Drivers are finding parking rules stringent, the annual RAC Report on Motoring has revealed. The survey of 1,526 drivers shows that more than... continue
Categories: enforcement, surveys
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News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
A new trade association has entered the private parking sector, offering enforcement firms an alternative to the Approved Operator Scheme (AOS)... continue
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Operational
Deniz Huseyin
Glasgow has unveiled a high tech road network, complete with CCTV and traffic signal upgrades and more variable message signing, to coincide with the... continue
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Traffic Management
Councils will be given new powers to make it easier to run sporting events on-street, the Prime Minister has revealed. The Deregulation Bill will... continue
Categories: signs & lines, DfT
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Enforcement News
The government is being urged by the RAC to clamp down on untaxed foreign vehicles.  Foreign vehicles visiting the country must be registered... continue
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Business News
Cash remains the dominant means of making purchases in the UK, a report by the Payments Council has revealed. Last year 20 billion cash payments were... continue
Categories: parking payment