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Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
A parking adjudicator was wrong to reject an appeal relating to a suspended bay, a High Court judge has decided. The case was taken to Judicial... continue
Parking Review
Debates
Michael Robinson
The current parking adjudication service is probably no longer fit for purpose. The cause of the problem, ironically, lies in a desire to promote a... continue
Parking Review
Mike Macey on...
Mike Macey
Parking enforcement is a subject that generates headlines. For example, the national press and broadcasters were excited in late 2014 by the RAC... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Mark Moran
Over 56,000 appeals were lodged against penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued by London’s 33 local authorities and Transport for London. The... continue
Parking Review
Editorial
Mark Moran
The 4th of July is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States, so it was no surprise that this was one of the epithets attached to 4 July... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
A car hire organisation consistently failed to co-operate with local authorities pursuing unpaid penalty charge notices (PCNs), parking adjudicators... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
A driver who argued he should not have been fined for a prohibited U-turn because he actually performed a three-point turn has lost his case at High... continue
Parking Review
Mike Macey on...
Mike Macey
Parking as a topic is complex and dynamic, but it is one where facts and data are surprisingly scarce. What few statistics about local authority... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Ealing Council has launched an online appeals service for those challenging parking fines. It means that appellants will be able to upload all... continue
Parking Review
Debates
A vision of a world in which parking patrol officers provide drivers with advice was presented at Parking World by students from Northumbria... continue
Parking Review
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
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
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
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
News Lead Story
Parking Review
Viewpoint
Some parking authorities hit by large falls in revenue have actually increased their profits by reducing costs, according to economist John Siraut.... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The shortlist for the PATROL Annual Report Award was announced at Parkex 2010. The councils shortlisted are Brighton & Hove Council, Colchester... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Mark Moran
Motorist groups have called for the creation of a new body with the power to investigate reports of repeated malpractice by councils, and for... continue
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