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276 - 7 April 2015: News
Parking Review
News Lead Story
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought against private parking operator ParkingEye by a motorist who argued that levying an £85... continue
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Construction
Artist`s impression of the Thanet parkway station
Patrick McDonnell
Designs for a new railway station in Thanet with links to London’s Stratford International include a 300-space car park. Over the past two... continue
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Construction
Workers from DHC Services at the airport car park
Work has begun to enhance security and improve the customer experience at Birmingham Airparks. Self-service kiosks are being installed to supplement... continue
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Construction
Worcestershire County Council is inviting tenders to build Worcester Parkway, a new railway station located at the intersection of the Worcester to... continue
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Construction
The new T5 business car park
A new car park has been opened at Heathrow to meet demand for spaces from business travellers, who now make up a third of all journeys from the... continue
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People News
Alan Ketteon
Total Car Parks attendant Alan Ketteon celebrated his 83rd birthday on 17 February with cakes, cards and congratulations from colleagues in... continue
Categories: people, staff
Parking Review
People News
Leighton Ponting
Leighton Ponting is to spearhead the business development of Open Parking, a new parking management company set up by Imperial Civil Enforcement... continue
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People News
APCOA Parking’s Commercial Parking Services team in Carmarthen let consumers donate unwanted clothes and gifts to local charities in exchange... continue
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People News
Donna Goodman, Daniel Spencer and Susan Knight
APCOA Parking (UK) customer service advisors at a Northamptonshire Hospital raised over £100 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day. The team at... continue
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People News
John Heard
John Heard has joined New Zealand-based Smart Parking as chief technical officer (CTO). Working at the company’s Auckland offices, he will lead... continue
Categories: people, staff, technology
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People News
Robert Clark is the new parking services and CCTV manager at Chesterfield Borough Council. Clark has had a range of roles in authority parking... continue
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News Lead Story
The enforcement of parking on private land, the ‘Sharing Economy’, ‘Connected Cars’ the benchmarking of accessible parking... continue
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News Lead Story
The government is looking at whether or not private parking companies should be banned from setting excessive charges for overstaying in parking... continue
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Parking Policy
The Department of Health has set out the principles that should govern the provision and management of hospital parking in a new Health Technical... continue
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News Lead Story
Louise Ellman, chair of the House of Commons Transport Committee, welcomes the changes
The government has confirmed a major set of reforms to make parking policy in England more motorist-friendly via restrictions on camera enforcement... continue
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Parking Policy
Deniz Huseyin
A 10-minute grace period for parking overstays may have become law in England, but both the Welsh and Scottish governments stress they have no plans... continue
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Parking Policy
Mike Hawes
Car-makers have launched a campaign to counter attempts to discourage the use of diesel vehicles. Several London boroughs have introduced a surcharge... continue
Categories: enforcement, permits
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
Motorists in Westminster that leave their engine running while their vehicle is stationary will risk getting on-the-spot fines from May. Traffic... continue
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Enforcement News
The London Borough of Bexley is considering introducing charges in car parks serving two parks. The south-east London council is considering using... continue
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Parking Policy
Deniz Huseyin
A lack of real-time information about on-street parking bay availability is among the “gaps” in open data which is hindering the... continue
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Traffic Management
The public is concerned about the quality of roads, and potholes in particular, but congestion is the transport issue that most preoccupies national... continue
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Developments
Maximum parking limits should be scrapped for new developments in outer London, says a new report from GLA Conservative Assembly member Steve... continue
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Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
Canterbury City Council has rejected an adjudicator’s ruling that it had misinterpreted traffic regulation orders (TROs) for the St Lawrence... continue
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Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
All parking fines issued at the visitor attraction Chiswick House in west London are invalid due to “an administrative error”, the London... continue
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Enforcement News
Michael Green
An online campaign that is seeking to stop the DVLA selling vehicle keeper details to private parking companies has amassed over 45,000... continue
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Enforcement News
The British Parking Association (BPA) has appointed Ombudsman Services to run POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), the appeals service that... continue
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Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
The Welsh Government is to investigate the high rejection rate of Blue Badge applications by Swansea City Council.  Figures obtained by Lib Dem... continue
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Enforcement News
A court has ordered a motorist to pay £740 for the fraudulent use of a Blue Badge. The motorist, who failed to appear in court, was caught... continue
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People News
Travel support services company Holiday Extras was ranked fifth in the annual Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, which was revealed at... continue
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Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
Matchday parking restrictions at a Stevenage retail park are confusing, causing motorists to be unfairly fined, according to MP Stephen... continue
Categories: ANPR, enforcement, retail
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
Enfield Council has set up a ‘rapid response team’ to target drivers that park illegally outside schools. The team of moped-riding civil... continue
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Business News
Online parking market JustPark has raised a total of £3.7m via a crowdfunding campaign. The London-based company had originally sought to sell... continue
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Business News
PSA Peugeot Citroen vehicles has added real-time car park location data provided by Parkopedia to the services supplied via its in-car MirrorLink... continue
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Business News
The new £1 tail design (Royal Mint)
The Royal Mint has unveiled the ‘tails’ design for the new £1 coin. The design by 15-year-old Walsall boy David Pearce features... continue
Categories: parking payment
Parking Review
Operational
Half of Brighton & Hove’s on-street parking machines are to be removed as the city switches to paying by phone or in shops. The council is... continue
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Business News
APCOA Parking (UK) has been awarded a new three-year parking management services’ contract by the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.... continue
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Business News
Milton Keynes Council has extended its contract with VINCI Park UK to cover the management of the city’s multi-storey Theatre car park. Located... continue
Categories: contracts
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Business News
Standard Life Investments UK Shopping Centre Trust has paid CP Holdings £13.3m for the lease of the Russell Road multi-storey car park in... continue
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Business News
NCP operates parking at airports across the UK
NCP has launched a member pricing offer across its airport portfolio, enabling regular leisure and business travellers to access additional discounts... continue
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Business News
The Marston team with Paul Daniels and the lovely Debbie McGee
Debt recovery company Marston was awarded the Learning & Development Impact Award and the Best Use of Credit Technology Award at the 2015... continue
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Crime
Sefton`s Partnership Plus team
Sefton Council, Merseyside Police and NSL has signed a partnership agreement aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour. The Partnership Plus scheme... continue
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Crime
Tamim Ahmed
A minicab driver has been jailed for nine months after he head-butted a civil enforcement officer in a dispute over where he had parked his car. The... continue
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Enforcement News
Angel Dutton and `Star the Safety Car`
Rochdale Borough Council has let local school pupils name the ANPR-equipped ‘safety car’ which it uses to enforce parking restrictions... continue
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Traffic Management
Thousands of children have taken part in Living Streets’ Walk Once a Week scheme
Deniz Huseyin
‘Door-to-door’ transport schemes that promote walking to school, car clubs and electric bike hire have been awarded £3.9m by the... continue
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News Lead Story
Eric Pickles
Responsibility for off-street parking has been transferred from the Department for Transport (DfT) to the Department for Communities and Local... continue