14 pilots receive funding to boost town centres

The first 14 of 20 pilot areas, many of them in the North, to receive tailored expert support to assist in rejuvenating their town centres has been announced by by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. The first 101 places to benefit from up to £25 million each from the Future High Streets Fund were announced over summer. In the latest step of £3.6 billion investment in towns and high streets, 20 pilot areas across England will lead the way in rejuvenating town centres with expert and tailored support from the High Streets Task Force before this offer is rolled out across the country later this year.? The first fourteen places that will take part in the pilot are: 1. Salford - Swinton Town centre 2. Croydon -... continue

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New greenspace and wellbeing guide for housing associations

Greenspace and Wellbeing: A Good Practice Guide for Housing Associations, has been published by Linc Cymru in Wales. Housing associations are well placed to help deliver benefits from access to the outdoors and green space, and this guide is a good starting point for housing associations who want... continue

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Eastern Highways Alliance invites bids for future framework

On behalf of the Eastern Highways Alliance (EHA), Essex County Council, will be seeking Contractors to undertake Highways Works including Structural Work, Surfacing, Road Works and Capital Schemes forHighways. Details are available online A bidders event will be held at 9am on the 21st January... continue

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Sharp rise in fraudulent badge use, reports DfT

Sharp rise in fraudulent badge use, reports DfT

The number of motorists caught fraudulently using Blue Badges in England has increased by 18%, new figures from the government reveal. Almost all prosecutions relating to the illegal use... continue

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Blue Badge reforms expand use of permits

Blue Badge reforms expand use of permits

Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other ‘hidden disabilities’ have gained access to the benefits from Blue Badges... continue

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Landowners want voice to be heard on regulation of private land

A coalition of businesses is urging the government to listen to the property sector’s views on the new code of practice for parking on private land. In a letter sent to the local government minister Luke Hall, representatives of Morrisons, British Land and Welcome Break warned that weakening... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

BPA’s revised code of practice clarifies keying-in errors

The British Parking Association (BPA) has revised its code of practice for parking on private land. The updated code applies to companies that belong to the association’s Approved Operator Scheme (AOS). New clauses include further guidance on grace periods and self-ticketing as well as... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Drivers think councils target motorists, suggests JustPark survey

Drivers think councils target motorists, suggests JustPark survey

Around three-quarters of people in the UK feel drivers are unfairly targeted by their local authorities. Some 78% of respondents to a survey undertaken by JustPark regard enforcement as an attempt to raise money in the form of fines. The parking payment... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

The car was the driving force that accelerated the pace of life in the 20th century. This is the central idea of a new exhibition being staged at the V&A in London. The retrospective brings together a selection of cars that have never been on display in the... continue

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Lessons from the streets

Lessons from the streets

Jenny Wiles

Living Streets is the charity for everyday walking. Our focus is on... continue

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Tracking down the Blue Badge fraudsters

Tracking down the Blue Badge fraudsters

Paul Slowey

The abuse and misuse of Blue Badges is a problem across the country, but data on the actual scale of the problem has... continue

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Let’s focus on the parking needs of disabled drivers

Let’s focus on the parking needs of disabled drivers

Graham Footer

The Blue Badge scheme was introduced in 1971 as the... continue

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The Blue Badge needs protection

The Blue Badge needs protection

Heidi Turner

Enforcement of the Blue Badge scheme is moving in the right direction, but it is... continue

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Car-maker provides EV drivers with support

Car-maker provides EV drivers with support

French car-maker Groupe PSA has named Pod Point as the exclusive chargepoint supplier for its Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall brands in the UK. The... continue

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Videalert MEV-Bike gets approval

Videalert MEV-Bike gets approval

Motorbike-based camera enforcement vehicles supplied by management and enforcement solutions provider Videalert have achieved... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review Products & Services
16 Jan 2020Parking Review Products & Services

Open data interface for ParkMap cloud service

Buchanan Computing has expanded its ParkMap cloud service with the addition of a web service for the sharing of traffic order data. The service uses an open API (application programming interface) as part of the ParkMap 7 cloud system, which enables local authorities to capture and manage their... continue

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Extra parking at Garforth station

Parking capacity at Garforth rail station, near Leeds in West Yorkshire, has been increased to 333 spaces following completion of a £1.1m extension scheme. An additional 83 spaces were opened to the public on 20 December. All the parking spaces are free. Blue Badge bay provision has been... continue

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SWARCO eVolt expands team

Electric vehicle charging business SWARCO eVolt has expanded its sales and account management team. Two key account managers have been appointed to support its business development strategy in specific areas. Jamie Brockway joins SWARCO eVolt from its sister business APT Skidata, to support the... continue

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