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Parking Review
Operational
The UK’s first pay-by-the-minute car club has been launched in three London boroughs – Islington, Sutton and Newham. The car2go scheme is... continue
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Parking Policy
Ealing Council has launched a new parking permit for Blue Badge holders who have been allocated disabled parking bays. The permit is designed to cut... continue
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Parking Policy
The Labour Party claims Conservative-controlled local councils across England and Wales are collecting average parking charges of £43 a year... continue
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Operational
Up to 30 independent businesses in Matlock, Derbyshire, are offering customers who spend more than £15 a reduction of £1.90 – the... continue
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Business News
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is urging local authorities across the country to scrap town centre car parking charges all year round. The... continue
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Contracts
Secure Parking has taken over the operation of the Bloomsbury Square underground car park in Holborn, London. The management company has taken a long... continue
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Viewpoint
Chris Fry
The Cabrini Report exposes a surprising series of failings in one of the fundamental services required by disabled motorists, says Chris Fry, founder... continue
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Cover Story
Mark Moran
Parking is a subject that seems to fascinate television programme makers. Over the years we have had fly-on-the-wall series such as The Clampers,... continue
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Letters
Steve Brown
Like many parking professionals, I sat up with bated breath and watched Parking Mad, the first mainstream parking documentary for some time.... continue
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Construction
The Woodhouse Lane multi-storey car park (MSCP) in Leeds has re-opened after a £5.8m refurbishment. The 1,200-space car park, built in 1968,... continue
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Technology
Slough Borough Council has adopted Siemens Comet traffic management and control system. Comet will enable the council to provide drivers with... continue
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Technology
Luton Borough Council has given a facelift to bollards installed in and around the town centre, creating a new range known by locals as... continue
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Technology Lead Story
A parking sensor system that informs drivers of available spaces via a smartphone app or website is being piloted in central Birmingham. The... continue
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Operational
Tariffs are to be introduced at 10 coastal car parks in Lothian, Scotland. The £2 daily charge, which will apply from April to September, will... continue
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Parking Policy
The Blue Badge scheme is being extended in Wales to include people with learning disabilities such as autism. The Welsh government said that people... continue
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Enforcement News
A Private Members’ Bill that would enforce restrictions on pavement parking, dropped kerb and double parking is to be considered by the... continue
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Business News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The six parking enforcement firms banned from receiving the details of vehicle keepers can now once more access information. The DVLA imposed the ban... continue
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Enforcement News
The DVLA has imposed data suspensions on almost 300 councils and other public bodies relating to nuisance or abandoned vehicles since 2009. This was... continue
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Enforcement News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The proportion of face-to-face appeals outside London has fallen from 25% to just 16% over the past year, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) has... continue
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News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Councils in England made more than £411m in parking surplus in 2011/12, a rise of almost 15% on the previous year, according to an analysis of... continue
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