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269 - 30 August 2014: News
Parking Review
Operational
Parkour Ride
Deniz Huseyin
A cycle race is to be staged in a disused multi-storey car park at Tobacco Docks in Wapping, east London. Riders will compete on a circuit laid out... continue
Categories: cycles & bikes
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Business News
APCOA Parking has outsourced its payment processing and document management to Parseq, which will process £1.1m of payments annually and... continue
Parking Review
Developments Lead Story
Arena Central
Birmingham City Council has approved plans for a £400m development in the city centre. The former 1960s Central studios site, off Broad Street... continue
Categories: new car parks
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Developments
Plans are being drawn up by the City of Lincoln Council for a £22m transport hub comprising an 800-space multi-storey car park, bus station and... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Norwich City Council has drawn up plans for a new 600-space multi-storey car park. The new structure will be built on the corner of Mountergate and... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Proposals for a £20m expansion of Stratford Hospital have been submitted to Stratford-on-Avon District Council. South Warwickshire NHS... continue
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Developments Lead Story
Design for the Victoria Gate car park
An 800-space multi-storey features in plans for the £150m Victoria Gate development in Leeds. The project will replace the former Leeds police... continue
Parking Review
Developments
A masterplan for the revebelopment Oxford Station has been launched, setting out a long-term vision for major improvements at the station and... continue
Parking Review
Developments
Major plans for Nottingham’s Queen's Medical Centre, would feature a helipad located on a new multi-storey car park as part of major... continue
Parking Review
Developments
The planned sports hub
Construction work has started on Middlesbrough’s £18m sports hub. The development includes a 1,100-space car park for The James Cook... continue
Categories: new car parks
Parking Review
Construction
The Southwater car park
A 600-space multi-storey car park has been built as part of the Southwater regeneration project in Telford, Shropshire. The £250m regeneration... continue
Parking Review
Business News
APCOA Parking Ireland`s events van
APCOA Parking Ireland has acquired a new vehicle that helps it transform any grass field into a temporary car park within minutes.  APCOA... continue
Categories: safety, signs & lines, APCOA
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Business News
Jervis Street, Dublin
The Jervis Street car park in central Dublin has become the first Irish acquisition of Dutch investment company Bouwfonds.  APCOA Parking... continue
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Business News Lead Story
Ashley Bijster
Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (ICES), a provider of parking enforcement IT services and training, has launched a parking management company... continue
Parking Review
People News
Gareth Alan-Willams and Jenna Flower
Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (ICES) has hired Gareth Alan-Williams as applications support team leader and Jenna Flower as business... continue
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Business News Lead Story
Emma Sinclair
CP Plus has bought Target Parking, a parking management company it helped entrepreneur Emma Sinclair launch in 2008. CP Plus owned a 50% share in the... continue
Categories: acquisitions, CP Plus
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People News
Smart Parking has appointed Jules Hollows as technology sales manager for the UK. Hollows’ new role complements that of Jim Short, technology... continue
Categories: people, staff, technology
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People News
Debt recovery company Marston Holdings has hired Pamela Mulcahy as head of public affairs. She joins the bailiff company from political consultancy... continue
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People News
Liz Benison joins Serco as chief executive of its UK & Europe local and regional government division. She joins Serco from Computer Science Corp... continue
Categories: people
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People News
Living Streets, a charity which campaigns for better pedestrian environments, has named Joe Irvin as its new chief executive. He takes over from Tony... continue
Categories: people, safety, Urban Design
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People News
Alistair Kilbride has been appointed as the new executive director of Carplus, the non-governmental organisation promoting car clubs and shared... continue
Categories: car clubs, people
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People News
Susan Gunn
Civil enforcement agent Phoenix has appointed Susan Gunn as group financial controller. She joins the Phoenix Group from Tata Steel UK’s... continue
Categories: debt recovery, people
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Business News
APCOA Parking (UK) has been named in the top 5% of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme for second year running.... continue
Categories: performance, APCOA, SIA
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People News
Paul Fawcett
APCOA Parking (UK) has appointed Paul Fawcett as area manager (north) for its management services’ contract with Network Rail. Fawcett joins... continue
Categories: contracts, Rail, staff, APCOA
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Business News Lead Story
Mark Moran
APCOA Parking AG has reached an agreement with its lenders that will see the Europe-wide operator restructure about €640m (£511m) of its... continue
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Business News
PayPoint’s group revenues were £53m for the year to 31 March 2014. This represents a 4% rise on the previous year. Net revenues were... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Police community support officers (PCSOs) have been deployed in Telford & Wrekin in West Mercia to enforce parking regulations. The pilot will... continue
Categories: enforcement, police
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Operational
CEO Craig Weston scene of the incident
Patrick McDonnell
A civil enforcement officer (CEO) helped rescue a toddler who had ended up 15-feet above street level on Reading’s Oxford Road. The incident... continue
Categories: enforcement, safety, NSL
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Crime
Parking machines and signs throughout Mold town centre have been vandalised with spray paint. Parking payment meters in three car parks were targeted... continue
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Operational
Robert Goodwill in Leeds
Transport minister Robert Goodwill visited Leeds last month to see how measures designed to tackle Blue Badge fraud are working The minister spent... continue
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Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
A Portsmouth City Council civil enforcement officer (CEO) has been sacked after being caught using visitor permits to avoid getting a parking ticket.... continue
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Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
A new law to crack down on the misuse of disabled parking spaces in Scotland has been passed by MSPs. The Disabled Persons Parking Badges (Scotland)... continue
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Operational Lead Story
The Blue Badge notification slip
Patrick McDonnell
A new style warning notice is being attached to the cars of suspected Blue Badge abusers in Redbridge, east London. The window notification slips are... continue
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Operational Lead Story
George Ferguson
Bristol Council has approved a further two resident parking schemes (RPS) in the Bower Ashton and St Pauls areas.  Work will begin on both... continue
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Operational
Variable message boards giving parking information have been installed in Dorchester to aid visitors driving into the town. The system, funded by... continue
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Operational Lead Story
Peter Box
Patrick McDonnell
Millions of pounds worth of unpaid parking fines are being written off each year by councils unable to trace drivers of foreign vehicles, says the... continue
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Business News Lead Story
Northampton
Patrick McDonnell
The introduction of free Saturday parking at Northampton’s multi-storey car parks has been judged a success, with more shoppers visiting the... continue
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Business News
The Forum of Private Business is calling on local authorities to waive parking charges on ‘Small Business Saturday’ on 6... continue
Categories: retail
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Business News
Q-Park has agreed a deal with vehicle hire company Sixt to open up hire centres within a number of its facilities. Sixt will have branches in... continue
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Business News
The rebranded car park
APCOA Parking (UK) has rebranded its Bryanston Street car park in London as the Oxford Street (West) car park. The multi-storey is located near... continue
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Safer Parking
Northwick Park Hospital
Northwick Park Hospital has been awarded a Park Mark safer parking award by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). The hospital’s... continue
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Safer Parking
APCOA Parking (UK) has received a Park Mark award for four of its managed car park operations at London Luton Airport. A police accredited assessor... continue
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Operational
The new coalition at Calderdale Council has scrapped the evening parking charges recently introduced by the ousted Labour cabinet. The... continue
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Crime
An undertaker in Wales has been jailed for throwing flour over his neighbour’s car after a parking row. Julian Riley said that Peter... continue
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Parking Policy Lead Story
Derelict lock-ups offer development opportunities
Mark Moran
Underused surface car parks and rundown lock-up garages could be redeveloped as much needed housing, a report produced by the Conservative group in... continue
Parking Review
Traffic Management
Transport for London (TfL) is planning to refuse payments from unauthorised third party websites. There are a number of websites that advertise... continue
Categories: TfL
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Enforcement News
Islington Council is to target drivers who leave their engines idling as part of a bid to reduce pollution in the north London borough.  Since 1... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Rises in staff parking charges at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (RCHT) have been criticised by health union Unison, which says that the lowest paid... continue
Categories: hospitals NHS
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Louise Bours
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is backing a Daily Express campaign against hospital parking charges.  UKIP’s health spokeswoman Louise... continue
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Parking Policy
NHS parking charges are “unfair and unfathomable” argues a Conservative MP, who is campaigning to end what he regards as a “stealth... continue
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Operational
Visitors and patients at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have complained about haphazard parking, with drivers ignoring double yellow... continue
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News Lead Story
Jeremy Hunt
Mark Moran
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has told NHS hospitals to cut the cost of parking for certain groups. Trusts should also set parking charges that are... continue
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Parking Policy Lead Story
Edmund King
Mark Moran
The Automobile Association (AA) has been a robust critic of the increased use of ANPR technology in privately owned car parks. The motoring body is... continue
Categories: ANPR, enforcement, AA
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Parking Policy Lead Story
Mark Moran
Motorists should use formal appeals services rather than the press when they have received tickets for parking on private land, the British Parking... continue
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News Lead Story
Eric Pickles
Mark Moran
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has signalled his intention to investigate how parking in private car parks is managed. This follows a high... continue
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News Lead Story
Anthony Eskinazi
Mark Moran
JustPark has launched an in-car application that allows drivers to locate and pay for parking spaces from their dashboard. The app is activated by... continue
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News Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
A quarter of visitor attractions in the UK do not provide disabled parking, a survey by charity Vitalise reveals. The survey also found that almost... continue
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Business News
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Operational Lead Story
The new look Blue Badge and time clock
Patrick McDonnell
People are being warned not to pay high fees for disabled Blue Badges through unauthorised website... continue
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Crime
Patrick McDonnell
A car park in Mansfield has seen a dramatic fall in ant... continue
Categories: crime, East Midlands
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Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
A council has praised an anonymous parking campaigner who photographs badly parked vehicles and posts the pictures on his Facebook page. Answering to... continue