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Parking Review
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A Scheme that issues penalty charge notices (PCNs) to over-staying boat owners is being extended on the river Thames in Surrey. This follows a trial... continue
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Payment systems
The Royal Borough of Greenwich will be offering cashless parking as an alternative to pay & display at 10 car parks and 70 on-street locations.... continue
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Payment systems
PayByPhone is consolidating its footprint in the London commuter belt with long-term contracts with Aylesbury Vale District Council and St Albans... continue
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Payment systems
The number of cashless parking transactions have risen by a claimed 35% in the six months since the London Borough of Southwark switched to the... continue
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Enforcement News
A fire crew called out to a blaze in Southend, Essex, was held up by double parking. The vehicle had to reverse and find another route to the fire in... continue
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Enforcement News
The City of London is planning to introduce a blanket 20mph speed limit across the city in an effort to reduce road traffic casualties. Craig... continue
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Business News
The London Borough of Wandsworth is to award Mouchel a two-year extension to its parking enforcement contract. Mouchel has run the service since... continue
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Enforcement News
Westminster City Council has drawn up a list of the worst offending countries for unpaid parking fines. In total, £2.6m is  outstanding... continue
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Viewpoint
Richard Berry
The government is suggesting that councils have implemented inappropriate parking charges that undermined the vitality of high streets, flying in the... continue
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Operational Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
Barnet council has lowered the price of ‘green’ parking permits for residents after a legal judgement had left them costing more than a... continue
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Profiles
Deniz Huseyin
Having won plaudits and prizes for bringing his own particular brand of business philosophy to Croydon in south London, Mirsad Bakalovic is now... continue
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Case Studies
Mandy Ainsworth
After going to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying her parking fines, Christina Kelly was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court on 18 July to four... continue
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Letters
Kelvin Reynolds
I was delighted that Torbay Council won this year's PATROL Award for annual reports (PR August). This comes as no surprise to me as I have known... continue
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Construction
Patrick McDonnell
Stockton Borough Council is currently revamping its town centre as part of a £38m regeneration project. The improvements will include more... continue
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Operational
The European parking industry could be worth as much as €20bn and employs some 500,000 people, delegates attending this week’s European... continue
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News Lead Story
Mark Moran
Local authorities should ensure that town centres become more car-friendly environments, with more parking spaces and fewer speed humps, local... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
The reduction in long-stay parking fees in Walsall town centre has resulted in an almost doubling of drivers parking in the council’s car... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Mobile camera enforcement cars should only be used in compliance with Department for Transport guidance, warns Caroline Sheppard, the chief... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Patrick McDonnell
The total number of parking tickets issued by London’s boroughs fell last year, new official figures reveal. Figures released by London... continue
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News Lead Story
The majority of local authorities in England generate a surplus from their parking activities, suggests a report produced by the RAC Foundation. In... continue
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