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275 - 28 February 2015: News
Parking Review
Awards
Eric Pickles
Responsibility for off-street parking has transferred from the Department for Transport to the Department for Communities and Local Government... continue
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Awards Lead Story
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Construction
Bourne`s design for the Four Ways parking deck
A new parking deck at the Four Oaks railway station will be built for West Midlands integrated transport authority Centro by design & build... continue
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Traffic Management
A 1987 Ford Fiesta and its 2014 descendent
The average size of parking bays needs to increase to match the increasing width of cars, says Harrison Woods, managing director of online parking... continue
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Business News
French-based VINCI Park Group is set to pay around €900m (£654m) for the Portuguese operator Empark. Negotiations between the companies... continue
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Business News
Alpha Parking has adopted a new logo and relaunched its website to mark its tenth anniversary. Penny Winder, director of Alpha Parking, said:... continue
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People News
Adam Cozens has been promoted to the role of project director at consultant The Project Centre, which provides a range of urban design, traffic... continue
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People News
Phil Burns
VINCI Park UK has appointed Phil Burns as its head of business development. Burns has worked in the parking sector for over 14 years, holding senior... continue
Categories: people, staff, VINCI Park
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News Lead Story
The NoToMob
Parking campaigners NoToMob have written to all local authority members of the British Parking Association (BPA) calling on them to consider ending... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Parking charges have been reintroduced in Halifax town centre after it was revealed that no on-street penalty charge notices issued over the previous... continue
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Park & Ride
Cambridge`s guided bus system
Patrick McDonnell
Proposals to introduce parking charges at two guided busway sites in Cambridgeshire have been condemned by bus users. Concerned passengers expressed... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
The introduction of a free parking offer in Northampton has helped to reduce the downturn of people visiting the town’s shops, new figures... continue
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Operational
A proposal to double the cost of parking permits in Northamptonshire has been withdrawn after opposition from local residents. Last year the County... continue
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People News
Two NSL traffic attendants (TAs) in Northern Ireland have undergone a life-saving defibrillator training course.  Geoffrey Johnston and Julie... continue
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Business News
NSL client manager Jennifer Bryan-Gowen, Birmingham City Council’s Stewart Stacey, CEO Linda Orme and NSL account manager David Evans
Deniz Huseyin
Civil enforcement officers in Birmingham have been given a 20% rise under the city council’s policy that all new contracts must guarantee that... continue
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Operational
Design for the South Glasgow Hospitals campus
Patrick McDonnell
Nursing staff have collected thousands of signatures on a petition calling for more parking provision at the soon to be opened £842m South... continue
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Operational
Yeovil District Hospital
Patrick McDonnell
Yeovil District Hospital has streamlined parking operations  by removing the original barrier system at its main car park and replacing it with... continue
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Parking Policy
Mick Whelan
The head of the train drivers’ union has accused train operating companies (TOCs) of driving up the cost of parking for passengers.  Mick... continue
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Operational
Robert Halfon MP
Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow in Essex, is calling for a House of Commons investigation into the enforcement practices of NCP at Harlow... continue
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Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Income from penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued in Glasgow has increased by around 10% between April 2013 and March last year. These figures were... continue
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Parking Policy
Patrick McDonnell
Sandra White MSP is preparing to put forward proposals for a responsible parking bill in the Scottish Parliament. The bill would enforce restrictions... continue
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Enforcement News
Over 1,100 foreign registered vehicles being used illegally in the UK have been seized since the DVLA changed its enforcement process to work with... continue
Categories: police, DVLA
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Safer Parking
(L-R) Michael Gardiner (BPA area manager), PC Coy (Coventry Central Police Station), Chris Vaughan (APCOA’s contract manager for the SkyDome car park) and Shaun Smith (police assessor)
APCOA Parking (UK)’s SkyDome multi-storey car park in Coventry has been awarded a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. The car park on... continue
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Parking Policy
‘Parking, the next mile’ is the theme of this year’s Spotlight on Parking, a free half-day seminar run by the London Borough of... continue
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Operational
The Northern Ireland assembly has passed the final stage of the Off-Street Parking Bill, which transfers control of off-street car parks to 11 new... continue
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Parking Policy
David Davies MP
Patrick McDonnell
An MP and a road safety charity are arguing that tired drivers should not have to pay for vital and life-saving rest breaks at motorway service... continue
Categories: safety, DfT
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Crime
Stolen luxury cars are dismantled for export at `slaughter houses`
Mark Moran
Over 350 officers from the Metropolitan Police and Home Counties police forces targeted vehicle thieves operating in the south-east of England last... continue
Categories: crime, police
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Business News
Parkopedia
Parkopedia, the online parking service, is now enabling drivers to access private driveways registered on its database of parking spaces without... continue
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Business News
Online parking market YourParkingSpace has acquired driveway parking site Bargain Parking. Over 95% of Bargain Parking’s coverage is in the... continue
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News Lead Story
Anthony Eskinazi
JustPark, the London-based online parking market, has raised over £1.8m to expand its business using an online crowdfunding website. JustPark,... continue
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News Lead Story
RAC Foundation director Stephen Glaister
Deniz Huseyin
Parking charge notices issued to motorists on private land are out of proportion to the losses suffered by landholders, which means they are not... continue
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News Lead Story
Barry Beavis
Motorists, parking companies and  property owners are all awaiting the verdict in what could prove to be a landmark court ruling on the... continue
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News Lead Story
A High Court challenge against the legality of parking tickets issued on private land by enforcement firms has received backing from consumer body... continue
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Business News
Adam Palser
Parking enforcement firm NSL has appointed Adam Palser as its new chief executive. Palser joins the company from international defence and security... continue
Categories: NSL, All of UK
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People News
Lewis Johnson
Lewis Johnson has been named Smart Parking’s new head of technology for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.  Johnson was... continue