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Parking Review
Letters
Steve Hurley
Receiving the PATROL award for the Torbay Annual Parking Report and the excellent comments from the panel assessing the documents has helped confirm... continue
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Construction
Refurbishment works on a multi-storey in the centre of Lincoln will take longer than expected because corrosion of the steel-reinforcement has been... continue
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Enforcement News
Ealing Council has signed a three-year contract with JBW after the bailiff firm collected £40,000 of parking debt for the London borough that... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Harrow Council is simplifying its parking charges from 15 different tariff types to just four. The move is designed to remove the varying charges,... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Chiltern District Council has approved proposals for a trial that would break the first hour of parking into 10-minute increments to encourage... continue
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Operational
A mobile enforcement vehicle in South Gloucestershire equipped with ANPR and GPS has begun operation. The vehicle will gather evidence on drivers... continue
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Contracts
The London Borough of Lambeth has appointed Farthest Gate, a new entrant to the parking IT sector, as the supplier of its parking enforcement and... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
Martin Vickers MP focussed on the issue of discretion. He suggested alll systems must have a certain amount of flexibility, which will lead to... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
Sarah Champion MP said she has been surprised to hear that 41% of Nottingham City  Council’s appeals were not being contested.... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
There was little enthusiasm amongst ministers, local authorities or the chief adjudicators for the idea of merging the Parking and Traffic Appeals... continue
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Case Studies
Mark Moran
Nottingham City Council is the first, and so far only, British local authority to have introduced a workplace parking levy (WPL). The scheme,... continue
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Case Studies
Mark Moran
While the Mayor of London controls the cost of penalty charge notices (PCNs) in the capital, the Department for Transport sets the price levies in... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
Local authorities do not set parking contractors penalty issue targets, as this is both illegal and counter-productive, the select committee was... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
Parking enforcement policy and charging are local issues, meaning there is no reason for central government to become more involved in overseeing how... continue
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Case Studies
Mark Moran
Parking is not an end in itself, but is best run as part of a wider traffic management approach aimed at helping town centres thrive, the Transport... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
Parking regimes can be tailored to meet the needs of residents, local businesses and visitors, but this requires engaging with communities and their... continue
Parking Review
Cover Story
Mark Moran
Keeping town centres moving and supporting the High Street economy were key themes in the keynote address delivered by Natalie Chapman, head of... continue
Parking Review
Debates
Mark Moran
The Enforcement Summit 2013 discussed a wide range of subjects, including how parking and traffic enforcement policies can be shaped to support the... continue
Parking Review
Viewpoint
David Leibling
The PATROL Annual Award was presented to Torbay Council, which presented an excellent report. It was a unanimous decision by the judges. In looking... continue
Parking Review
Viewpoint
Mark Moran
Annual reports offer local authorities an excellent opportunity to put their parking policies in a local context and show how they benefit the whole... continue
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