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Issue 269 - 30 August 2014: Opinion
Get connected, be smart, be at Parking World

Get connected, be smart, be at Parking World
Mark Moran
Ways in which parking is becoming smarter and better connected will be key themes at Parking World, with themes such as a self-driving cars and... continue

Debates
It’s time to admit everything’s not fine

It’s time to admit everything’s not fine
Neil Herron
As someone who came into the parking industry by accident rather than by design, I have witnessed many changes in the last decade. These changes have... continue

Health and disabled charities back press calls for end to hospital parking charges

Health and disabled charities back press calls for end to hospital parking charges
Patrick McDonnell
Health charities have condemned the tactics used by some private operators at hospital car parks across the country. The Daily Mail claimed... continue

Letters
We need barriers and staff in car parks, not anonymous machines

We need barriers and staff in car parks, not anonymous machines

It remains a constitutional anomaly that the Protection of Freedoms Act allows parking companies belonging to the British Parking Association to chase the registered keepers of vehicles with unpaid parking charge notices yet... continue

Viewpoint
Let’s pause before saying ‘grace’

Let’s pause before saying ‘grace’
Phil Grant
My first job in the parking industry was working as a parking attendant back in 1999 for Bath & North East Somerset Council in the heritage city... continue

Redefining life on the front line

Redefining life on the front line
James Gouge
Civil enforcement officers (CEOs) remain the foundation on which the parking sector is built. Without them, the UK's increasingly congested towns and... continue

A change for the better

A change for the better
Paul Sharpe
Four months in and the wheels are still rolling; that is the obvious conclusion of the new world of debt recovery reforms that has come into being... continue