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279 - 27 June 2015: News
Parking Review
Crime
Deniz Huseyin
A lack of secure lorry parking along a stretch of the A1 in Nottinghamshire has made it a crime hotspot, according to the Road Haulage Association... continue
Categories: crime, East Midlands
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Kensington & Chelsea want to penalise `supercar` owners who rapidly accelerate, cause obstructions and rev their engines
Deniz Huseyin
A crackdown on the anti-social drivers of ‘supercars’ in Knightsbridge is being proposed by the Royal Borough of Kensington &... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Mole Valley District Council supports the EasitEast Surrey sustainable travel membership organisation
Deniz Huseyin
Plans to introduce 30 minutes’ free parking across the district of Mo... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Mole Valley District Council supports the EasitEast Surrey sustainable travel membership organisation
Deniz Huseyin
Plans to introduce 30 minutes’ free parking across the district of Mo... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Pay & display in Cardigan
Deniz Huseyin
Businesses in the west Wales town of Cardigan have reported a rise in trade after vandalism destroyed seven off-street pay & display machines... continue
Categories: crime, Wales
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Barry Beavis
Deniz Huseyin
Barry Beavis, the chip shop owner whose legal battle against a private land parking charge goes to the Supreme Court next week, has volunteered his... continue
Categories: All of UK
Parking Review
Crime
David Edmeades, a former manager at Smart Parking, has been jailed for 18 months after he admitted to embezzling £45,000 from the company over... continue
Categories: crime, All of UK
Parking Review
People News Lead Story
From Left: APCOA’s Mick Dryk, Nicola Calabrese and Danielle Palmer of the Wanstead Playground Association
A parking fine turned out to be a blessing in disguise for a charity raising money to renovate a children’s play area. Secretary of the... continue
Categories: APCOA, Greater London
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People News
David Graaff has joined debt recovery specialist JBW as business development director after a 30-year career in local government, both in the public... continue
Categories: JBW, All of UK
Parking Review
Operational
The owners of illegally parked vehicles that have been removed anywhere in the capital can now find out their location by using an online service.... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
The capital’s Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (PATAS) has been renamed London Tribunals. The new service supports two separate teams, as... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Patrick McDonnell
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
The cost of parking in Shrewsbury on Sundays has been reduced following calls from the business co... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Deniz Huseyin
Pay & display machines have been vandalised in three car parks in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. An East Lindsey District Council spokeswoman said... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Residents of the Chinese capital Beijing will need to prove they have a place to park before being allowed to purchase a new car. The new rules,... continue
Parking Review
Business News
Grahame Rose with Elli Morris
Parking and facilities management company CP Plus is investing in ANPR technology provider Ranger Services. The companies say the deal will see them... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Deniz Huseyin
Ceredigion’s head of parking services Katy Spain has appeared before a judge accused of misconduct in public office. Spain, who was named Young... continue
Categories: local government, Wales
Parking Review
Operational
A hologram of a disable person
Imagine each time an able-bodied person attempts to park in a disabled parking bay a person with disabilities was able to challenge them. This is... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Madiera Road (Bright Space Architects)
A multi-storey storey car park in Bournemouth is in the running for a national design award having won regional recognition.  The Madeira Road... continue
Parking Review
Business News
An A-SAFE barrier
Industrial safety barrier manufacturer A-SAFE has been listed in the Sunday Times BT Business SME Export Track 100 league table. The list ranks... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Makers Construction has launched a logistics arm to service and support sites on which the company is working The logistics service will also act as... continue
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People News
Helen Dolphin
Helen Dolphin, director of policy and campaigns for the charity Disabled Motoring UK, was made an MBE for her services to disabled people in this... continue
Parking Review
People News
Kim Challis
APCOA Parking Group has appointed Kim Challis as regional managing director for the UK and Ireland. Challis was has held a number of senior executive... continue
Categories: enforcement, people, APCOA
Parking Review
People News
Keith Hanshaw
Keith Hanshaw has been appointed as managing director of Project Centre, NSL’s technical design consultancy. Hanshaw joined Project Centre in... continue
Parking Review
People News
Stephen Knapp
The Traffic Penalty Tribunal has appointed barrister Stephen Knapp as its deputy chief adjudicator. Knapp has been an adjudicator at the Traffic... continue
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Awards
Adrian Cobbledick, NCP's head of customer contact, was named Business Improvements Manager of The Year at the UK National Contact Centre Awards in... continue
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People News
Mark Holdsworth
Mark Holdsworth has joined cashless payment specialist ADVAM (UK) as business development manager for its ticketless parking and transport... continue
Parking Review
People News
Mike Darlison
APCOA Parking (UK) has appointed Mike Darlison as contact manager for its parking enforcement services contract with Lincolnshire County... continue
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People News
Jim Short
IDeaS Revenue Solutions has appointed Jim Short as senior account executive in its car parking division. He will be promoting the company’s Car... continue
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People News
Jon Hillier presents Chloe Sloman with a cheque
Parking payment systems manufacturer Parkeon is supporting Chloe Stoneman, a young athlete who is part of the GB underwater hockey team competing in... continue
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People News
ParkJockey`s Kamal Rajput with the shuttle bus
Parking booking service ParkJockey provided a complimentary shuttle bus service for people attending a fundraising event for the Gurkhas attended by... continue
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People News
The Helicopter Heroes arrive in Paris
A team of cyclists from Videalert and Imtech Traffic & Infra have so far raised more than £11,000 for Hampshire Isle of Wight Air Ambulance... continue
Categories: charity, people
Parking Review
People News
Marty Zacharias
Parking information provider Parkopedia has appointed Marty Zacharias as senior director, business development a new position based in Detroit, home... continue
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People News
Alex Jongeneel
Park Assist has appointed Alex Jongeneel to the role of project manager for Europe. continue
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People News
Philip Hammer
Philip Hammer, Cambridgeshire County Council’s parking operations manager, has been elected as president of the British Parking Association... continue
Categories: people, BPA
Parking Review
News Lead Story
JustPark`s Anthony Eskinazi makes his pitch
Two parking technology firms – JustPark and AppyParking – emerged as the winners of Virgin Media Business’s annual ‘Pitch to... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Patrick McDonnell
A man who refused to pay a parking ticket has been jailed after he threatened to stab a fines enforcement officer when the fine had risen to... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Deniz Huseyin
Citizens Advice has reported that the numbers visiting its website seeking information about private land parking charges has nearly tripled in the... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The DVLA is no longer charging drivers who make enquiries about who have been requesting their data. The agency used to charge £5 for the... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
A Judicial Review has rejected enforcement firm Proserve’s argument that it should not have to belong to an accredited trade association (ATA)... continue
Parking Review
Crime
David Edmeades, a former manager at Smart Parking, has admitted to embezzling £45,000 from the company over a three-year period. Edmeades, who... continue
Categories: crime, staff
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Euro Car Parks has been refunding drivers issued parking charge notices (PCNs) in error at a branch of Sainsbury’s at Garthdee in... continue
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Business News
Oxford Road, Manchester
Total Car Parks will be closing its Oxford Road surface car park in Manchester on 31 July after failing to get an extension on planning permission to... continue
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Business News
Diarmuid Gavin
NCP is sponsoring a project that turns the centre of Manchester into a garden during the summer. The parking operator has partnered with CityCo and... continue
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Business News
APCOA on patrol
APCOA Parking (UK) has been awarded a two-year contract extension by Maidstone and Swale borough councils, which have operates a joint parking... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Deniz Huseyin
Ealing’s decision to stop sending out reminder letters for resident parking permit renewals is a “sneaky way” of increasing the... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Civil enforcement officers in Harrogate are to be equipped with body cameras after a rise in verbal and physical abuse. The borough council will buy... continue
Parking Review
Business News
The disability charity Motability will receive a donation from all bookings made at Q-Park’s 60 UK sites by Motability customers using a... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Douglas Borough Council has scrapped free disabled parking in two Isle of Man car parks. Parking fees for Blue Badge holders were introduced when the... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Dogs need air when in cars during the summer
The AA is supporting the Dogs Trust ‘Hot Cars Can Kill Dogs’ campaign by handing out co-branded leaflets at major summer events.... continue
Categories: safety, AA, All of UK
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Pavement parking poses a hazard across the country
Mark Moran
A Private Member’s Bill calling for a ban on pavement parking in England and Wales has been submitted to Parliament by the North Dorset MP... continue
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Enforcement News
Natalie Chapman
Delivery companies are winning 72% of parking appeals in London, according to figures released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).  A... continue
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News Lead Story
Ben Stephens
A London local authority parking partnership has helped a South Yorkshire council clear a build up of drivers’ correspondence. Bromley and... continue
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News Lead Story
The two independent appeals services for parking on private land have adopted different approaches to resolving cases possibly affected by Supreme... continue
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News Lead Story
Barry Beavis
The Supreme Court will hear motorist Barry Beavis’s appeal against a parking penalty issued by ParkingEye on 21 July. The court will decide on... continue
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Awards
Mark Moran
The annual search for the best annual parking report produced by a local authority has reached the short listing stage. Annual reports are statements... continue
Parking Review
People News
Anne Tattersall
Stirling Lloyd, manufacturer of the Decseal waterproofing system for car parks, has appointed Anne Tattersall as its marketing director. She will be... continue