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Parking Review
Enforcement News
The Welsh Government has made a new Level of Charges Order, which is expected to come into force on 2 November 2013. A new Level of Charges Order was... continue
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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
The Transport Select Committee has had a lot of representations about the use or misuse of CCTV in parking infringements. Committee chair Louise... 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
Parking Review
Case Studies
Mark Moran
The Department for Transport is intent on making parking signage less complicated and more easily understandable, said transport minister Norman... 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
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
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Yellow Lines
Mark Moran
Should drivers who can’t afford to pay penalties receive a cheaper rate? This was one of the questions posed to transport minister Norman Baker... continue
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Parking Policy
The BPA be taking part in the Autumn political party conferences during September and October as part of the Transport Hub. This year the main focus... continue
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Enforcement News
A Private Member’s Bill to the House of Lords will close the loophole that allows people who litter from cars to dodge fines. Conservative Peer... continue
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Case Studies Lead Story
Trevor Clark
The basic format of a Traffic Order remained little changed for some 75 years. But in June 2001 Chris Brimley, chief engineer of Brentwood Borough... continue
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Crime
Dedicated traffic courts are to be set up in England and Wales to prosecute minor motoring offences after a pilot scheme in nine areas. The move aims... continue
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Developments Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Ample cycle parking must be provided in residential areas and key destinations such as schools, workplaces, town centres and public transport... continue
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Editorial
Mark Moran
A photo of George Osbourne getting into a Range Rover parked in a disabled bay became one of the most controversial images of the past few months.... continue
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News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The British Parking Association (BPA) is carrying out a review of the Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) service just six months after its... continue
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Operational
Deniz Huseyin
The long-delayed reform of the bailiff sector looks set to come into force next year. The new regulations – designed to improve Part 3 of the... continue
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Business News
The government is to revise the operation of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) to ensure taxpayers receive a greater share of profits. The PFI... continue
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