Proposed Cambridge South railway station 'must meet' council's high ambitions on biodiversity

Proposed Cambridge South railway station 'must meet' council's high ambitions on biodiversity

A proposed railway station in the south of Cambridge must meet a council's ‘high ambitions’ on biodiversity, a council leader has warned. At a Cabinet meeting this week South Cambridgeshire District Councillors emphasised the need for a new Cambridge South railway... continue

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IPC addresses rise in abusive, violent and criminal behaviour

IPC addresses rise in abusive, violent and criminal behaviour

A dedicated online portal for parking operators to report incidents of verbal or physical abuse of staff or theft and vandalism at any of their car parks has been launched by the International Parking Community (IPC). The new reporting... continue

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West Midlands parking app launched

West Midlands parking app launched

Swift is well known as the West Midlands regional travel card which can be used for paying for buses, trams and trains. It is now... continue

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Concern at rising number of private parking notices

Concern at rising number of private parking notices

The RAC Foundation has raised concerns over an increase in the number of parking charge notices (PCNs) being issued to drivers alleged to have breached rules when parking on private land. Companies... continue

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West Midlands Police target car thieves

West Midlands Police target car thieves

West Midlands Police’s policy of targeting car theft gangs led to the arrest of more than 2,600 suspected car thieves and recovery of over 1,000... continue

17 Jan 2022Parking Review News
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Two convicted over West Midlands' crime spree

Two convicted over West Midlands' crime spree

Two men have been convicted of a crime spree in the West Midlands that saw the theft of two high value cars and over £70,000 in cash in less than two weeks in August... continue

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Driverless trial underway in MK

Peter Stonham

A large-scale remotely-controlled car trial on public roads has started this month in Milton Keynes. It is the first significant project to offer ‘driverless’ travel on public roads, although the vehicles will be controlled remotely by an operator rather than driving themselves. The... continue

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Davies given decarbonisation lead at DfT

A new second permanent secretary has been appointed at the DfT. Gareth Davies, currently director-general at the department since May 2019, will provide leadership of a number of high-profile areas across DfT including decarbonising transport. Prior to his current role, Davies was a... continue

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Free taxis used to tackle Covid-19 booster access problems

Free taxis used to tackle Covid-19 booster access problems

Rhodri Clark

An LTT survey has revealed the extent to which... continue

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Shropshire calls up own fleet of booster buses

Peter Stonham

Shropshire Council has been deploying its own fleet of buses, between school start and finish times, to take people to and from vaccination centres. Cabinet member Simon Jones said last month: “In a large rural county like Shropshire it can be a struggle for some people without transport to... continue

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British Land rethinks portfolio and embraces hubs

Property company British Land is moving away from its traditional portfolio of shopping centres and office buildings and towards logistics hubs. It plans to buy and convert car parks and empty retail centres into urban distribution hubs for online shopping and same-day grocery deliveries. The short... continue

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Leicester consults on levy scheme

Leicester consults on levy scheme

Mark Moran

Leicester City Council has launched a public consultation over its proposed Workplace Parking Levy... continue

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DfT to launch Disability Charter and update tactile paving guide

The Government has joined forces with disability charity Scope to develop a new Disabled Persons Passenger Charter for bus, coach, taxi, private hire vehicle and rail. The DfT has also updated its Use of tactile paving surfaces and Guide to best practice on access to pedestrian and transport... continue

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Petrol versus electric: A battle of hearts and minds

From the first Grand Prix at Brooklands to the wildly successful show Top Gear, the UK has been in love with cars for over a hundred years. They seduce us, with sleek designs, purring engines and plush interiors, and Brits have fallen hook, line and sinker. The roar of a petrol engine when we push... continue

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Hectronic launches e-mobility unit

Hectronic launches e-mobility unit

Hectronic has launched a cashless and paperless payment terminal for car parks offering electric vehicle charging. The target market... continue

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What’s in a name?

ZZ Top and Kermit among most unusual car names that people have given their cars, the DVLA has revealed. A survey conducted by the agency reveals that one-in-six motorists surveyed name their car. The nicknames, which include a mix of unusual and traditional names, were revealed to the agency in... continue

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