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Parking Review
Crime
A man who verbally abused a civil enforcement officer (CEO) who issued him with a ticket in Nelson, Lancashire, has been given a community order with... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Parking enforcement has been suspended in areas of Croydon affected by flooding to provide more spaces for residents unable to park on their streets.... continue
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Crime
The prosecution of Blue Badge fraud and misuse in Wandsworth has generated £650,000, the London borough has reported.  Of this total,... continue
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Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
Islington council is to use ANPR cars to detect contraventions and send details to the nearest available civil enforcement officer (CEO). The TES... continue
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Park & Ride
New destinations have been added to the Long Ashton park & ride in Bristol after the extension of residents’ parking zones across the city... continue
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Parking Policy
The leader of the Labour group at Harrow Council has pledged to fund free parking for the next four years if his group comes to power in May’s... continue
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Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
A commuter received a letter from Bexley council threatening court action if she did not pay a parking fine of £0.00. Josh Woodley paid by text... continue
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Enforcement News
Drivers on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) are being issued with penalty charge notices after parking in loading bays for five minutes,... continue
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Technology
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is now using Barbour Logic’s parking correspondence system Response Master to generate consistent letters to... continue
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Payment systems
Exeter City Council has the introduced the PayByPhone system at 23 of its car parks, offering motorists the ability to pay by phone and charge... continue
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Debates
The campaign group NoToMob has told the government it endorses the idea of banning CCTV cameras for parking enforcement. The group, best known for... continue
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Debates
Mark Moran
The Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG) has mounted a robust defence of local authority parking in its response to the DfT consultation.... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
The government’s plan to ban local authorities in England from using CCTV cameras to enforce on-street parking contraventions can’t be... continue
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Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
Over the past five years Manchester City Council has successfully carried out 500 prosecutions of people who have abused the Blue Badge system for... continue
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Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
The switch to unattended bus camera enforcement has seen a dramatic rise in compliance, says Manchester’s CCTV manager Danny Holden. The city... continue
Parking Review
Case Studies
Deniz Huseyin
Manchester City Council is embracing a range of technologies in its quest to tackle traffic congestion, improve accessibility and make its streets... continue
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Cover Story
A concerted, much publicised effort to tackle the extensive misuse of bus lanes around the centre of Plymouth is credited with improving traffic... continue
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Viewpoint
Tim Daniels
More than 1,000 children a month are being injured on local roads around schools, according to an index compiled by the research group Road Safety... continue
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Case Studies
Civil enforcement officers in Southend-on-Sea have been equipped with ‘swab kits’ to enable them to fight back against the perpetrators... continue
Parking Review
Mike Macey on...
Mike Macey
A growing number of local authorities are outsourcing the job of handling correspondence from drivers to private sector contractors. Councils that... continue
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