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Parliament to discuss code of practice for managing parking on private land

Parliament to discuss code of practice for managing parking on private land
Mark Moran

A Private Members’ Bill calling for a single code of practice for the private parking sector is to be debated in the House of Commons. The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, which had its first reading on 19 July, would... continue

26 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Confusion as Gatwick meet & greet operator goes out of business
Mark Moran

Passengers returning to Gatwick Airport were left unable to find their cars after a meet & greet company went out of business. Gatwick First Parking ceased trading early this week, meaning when their customers arrived at the London airport they found no cars waiting. And with the company not... continue

20 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Card payment surcharges to be banned

Card payment surcharges to be banned
Mark Moran

Consumers will no longer to be charged extra for paying by debit or credit cards. From January next year... continue

20 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Bank of England unveils polymer Jane Austen £10 note

Bank of England unveils polymer Jane Austen £10 note
Mark Moran

Mark Carney, governer of the Bank of England,... continue

20 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Macquarie sells NCP to Japanese consortium

Macquarie sells NCP to Japanese consortium
Mark Moran

Australian investment bank Macquarie is selling UK parking operator National Car Parks (NCP) to a Japanese... continue

14 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Schools can profit from summer break parking, says online marketplace

Schools can profit from summer break parking, says online marketplace
Mark Moran

Schools could generate revenue by renting out empty parking spaces... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Parkonomy launches car wash and valeting platform
Mark Moran

Parking platform Parkonomy.com has launched an online service that enables motorists to locate and book vehicle wash and valeting services. Customers can search through a vehicle washing options and select the service and options that are best suited to their requirements. Parkwash offers a choice... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Phoenix Parking Solutions joins Parkonomy platform

Phoenix Parking Solutions joins Parkonomy platform

Online parking platform Parkonomy.com claims it was able to start offering cashless parking services for an operator within 24 hours of signing them up at Parkex 2017. Phoenix Parking... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News

ParkBee expands UK portfolio
Mark Moran

ParkBee, a company that enables private car park owners to market their sites to the general public, has signed up its first car park in Nottingham. Located on Foxhall Road, the car park offers parking for 80p an hour and £4 a day. Spaces are booked via the ParkBee website and payments are... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Capita to manage public sector training framework
Mark Moran

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has selected Capita to manage a framework that will provide bespoke training services to public sector organisations and the Civil Service. The CCS Managed Learning Services framework agreement is designed to enable government departments, councils, NHS Trusts... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News
APCOA to share parking data with INRIX

APCOA to share parking data with INRIX
Mark Moran

Connected car services provider INRIX has added details of all APCOA Parking sites in Europe to its parking... continue

12 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Property company Apleona launches standalone parking arm

Property company Apleona launches standalone parking arm

Facilities management company Apleona has launched WelPARK Solutions, a standalone business for the retail parking sector. Apleona has been offering parking management as part of its wider facilities management work for... continue

3 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Bouwfonds buys Q-Park site in Helsinki

Bouwfonds Investment Management has acquired a Q-Park operated car park in Finland for one of its parking specific alternative investment funds. The property is an underground car park providing 400-spaces located beneath Kasarmitori town square in the central district of Helsinki. The seller is... continue

30 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Renting out drives is big earner for households, says YourParkingSpace.co.uk

Renting out drives is big earner for households, says YourParkingSpace.co.uk

Homeowners in almost 30 towns and cities across the UK made an average of more than £1,000 per year from renting their empty driveway, according to research by online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace.co.uk Driveways in London netted the most money, earning their owners on average a very tidy... continue

23 Jun 2017Parking Review News
International Parking Community appoints Clowes as chief operating officer

International Parking Community appoints Clowes as chief operating officer

The International Parking Community (IPC) has appointed Charles Clowes as its new chief operating officer. Clowes joins the accredited trade association from National Car Parks (NCP), where he was head of commercial.  The creation of the chief operating officer role will see Will Hurley... continue

22 Jun 2017Parking Review News

Audi selects Parkopedia as global in-car parking service

German car-maker Audi has adopted Parkopedia as its global in-car parking service. The new service includes on-street and off-street information as well as dynamic space availability and other features, which will support future parking services delivered by Audi. Markets covered include Europe,... continue

22 Jun 2017Parking Review News

Chiltern Railways retains APCOA as parking operator

Chiltern Railways has awarded APCOA Parking a five-year contract for 9,600 parking spaces at 27 stations across the country. The contract, which went live on 8 May, covers a range of services including maintenance, revenue enforcement and collection, security and automatic number plate recognition... continue

16 Jun 2017Parking Review News

VW dismisses call to pay London congestion charge fees in wake of ‘Dieselgate’
Mark Moran

Volkswagen has said it will not pay the £2.5m the Mayor of London claims the German carmaker owes in missed congestion charge payments, following the 2015 emissions-rigging scandal. The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal saw VW admit about 11 million cars worldwide were fitted with a so-called... continue

26 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Court rules Cardiff hospital staff must pay parking penalties

Court rules Cardiff hospital staff must pay parking penalties
Mark Moran

Over 70 members of NHS staff have been told by a court that... continue

17 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Croydon to pilot car-free school runs
Mark Moran

Croydon Council is to trial pedestrian zones next to schools so parents and their children walk more and use cars less. Three schools in the south London borough have signed up to the six-month council scheme from September. The project is aimed at improving road safety, reducing pollution and... continue

14 Jul 2017Parking Review News
Edinburgh school children promote 20mph culture

Edinburgh school children promote 20mph culture
Mark Moran

Primary school children in Edinburgh have been creating 20mph-themed artwork to support of the city’s rollout of slower speeds to... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News
‘Taxi Cop’ takes to the beat in Bristol

‘Taxi Cop’ takes to the beat in Bristol
Mark Moran

A police officer will enforce taxi rules and regulations in Bristol and South Gloucestershire as part of a campaign... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Police officers shocked by abuse directed at parking patrols

Police community support officers (PCSOs) were shocked by the abuse directed at local authority parking officers when patrolling alongside them in Derby. Officers from the Derbyshire force joined the civil enforcement officers (CEOs) who had been threatened by people in the Normanton and Peartree... continue

30 Jun 2017Parking Review News

Concern after North Somerset parking officer threatened

A North Somerset Council civil enforcement officer (CEO) had to call for police help after being threatened by a motorist he had issued a ticket to. The council, which introduced CEOs in April, says the incident was one of a series of threats made to its staff. Besides abuse when on patrol, CEOs... continue

30 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Police ask for bad parking reports

Police ask for bad parking reports

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is conducting a crackdown on bad parking in villages using information collected via its... continue

30 Jun 2017Parking Review News

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