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Gwynedd towns set to lose free Xmas parking
Rhodri Clark

Gwynedd Council has proposed to end free parking before Christmas and increase car park charges. A consultation ended on 31 January and the results will inform the authority’s financial decisions for 2019/20. Over the last eight years the rural North Wales authority has seen a £14m cut in its funding from the Welsh Government, while its costs have increased by £56m. Almost half of the increase relates to care for the high proportion of elderly people in Gwynedd, which is a popular area for people to live after retiring from jobs in urban areas. Since 2011/12, the council has saved £46m through improved efficiency and made £5m of cuts to services. However, further savings are needed because the authority’s deficit is expected to increase by between... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Scheidt & Bachmann strengthens UK team

Scheidt & Bachmann strengthens UK team

Following the appointment of Alan Grix as its new managing director, Scheidt & Bachmann UK (S&B UK) has made three further changes to its... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
New top team at parking technology company Designa

New top team at parking technology company Designa

German parking payment system company Designa has made changes to its senior management team, with chief executive officer Dr Thomas Waibel being joined by two new appointments. Robert Monsberger and... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Conduent names Gupta as its new technology chief

Conduent names Gupta as its new technology chief

US technology company Conduent Incorporated has announced the appointment of Rahul Gupta as chief technology and product officer (CTPO). Conduent creates digital platforms and services for... continue

1 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Civil enforcement officers go on strike in Wandsworth

Civil enforcement officers working in the London Borough of Wandsworth took four days of strike action. The strike days were 24, 25 and 31 January and 1 February. The CEOs work for Wandsworth’s contractor NSL, which says it has significantly increased pay and offers a range of employee... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Calls for better enforcement in Gwent

Calls for better enforcement in Gwent
Rhodri Clark

Complaints about problem parking are mounting in an area of South Wales where civil parking enforcement (CPE)... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Chelmsford bus gate generates £1.5m in PCNs

Essex County Council has received more than £1.5m from 43,864 penalty charge notices (PCNs) for the misuse of the Duke Street bus gate in Chelmsford, since ANPR cameras were installed in 2017. It had been illegal for most vehicles to drive through the bus gate since 2011. The cameras were... continue

1 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Park Assist gives Zier European role

Park Assist has appointed Jens Zier as its senior account manager for the European Union. Zier will work with Michel van Scherpenzeel to expand Park Assist’s European market presence by increasing its market depth and coverage. Educated as an engineer, Jens was previously part of Scheidt... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

P&R for Flintshire industrial estate
Rhodri Clark

Flintshire County Council is planning to construct a park & ride facility for employees at one of Europe’s largest industrial estates, where on-street parking has been causing problems. The 2,000-acre Deeside Industrial Park (DIP) in Flintshire, North Wales, provides employment for more... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Essex consults on Chelmsford P&R services

Essex County Council is consulting with users of the Chelmsford park & ride service on ticket options, fares and opening days. The consultation follows feedback from a park & ride survey conducted in summer 2018 which indicated that parents would like a change to the children’s ticket... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Historic Harrogate rail station to re-launch as park & ride

Historic Harrogate rail station to re-launch as park & ride

The developer behind a new village community near Harrogate in Yorkshire has unveiled plans to reopen a historic railway station as a park & ride facility. Flaxby Park has acquired Goldsborough’s former station house and... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Amersham's extended multi-storey car park receives Park Mark

Amersham's extended multi-storey car park receives Park Mark

An extension to a multi-storey car park in Amersham has received the Park Mark award for safety and recognised for its high standards of design. The Buckinghamshire town had been experiencing parking stress for a number of years. A survey... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Belfast Harbour gets new MSCP

Belfast Harbour gets new MSCP

NCP is the operator of Belfast Harbour’s new 900-space car park, which opened on 21 January. The £20m... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Bluewater car park makeover moves on

Bluewater car park makeover moves on

The car parks serving the Bluewater shopping and leisure centre in Kent are being refurbished. Bluewater's Yellow, Green and Red car parks were... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
British Parking Awards finalists announced

British Parking Awards finalists announced

The finalists of the British Parking Awards have been revealed. The short list was selected from a long list of around 120 submissions. The competition was launched by... continue

13 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Parking annual reports: What’s your story?

Parking annual reports: What’s your story?

Local authorities are invited to submit their Annual Reports to the PATROL PARC (Parking Annual Reports by Councils) Awards for 2017/18. PATROL (Parking and Traffic... continue

1 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Over 45% of stolen cars never recovered

Fewer than half of all stolen cars over the last 10 years have been recovered by police. A total of 522,214 vehicles were logged as stolen across the UK between 2009 and 2018, yet just 236,636 were recovered. This equates to an average nationwide recovery rate of 45.32%, and with figures... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Drivers hit by car cloning criminals

Motorists face being charged with offences they did not commit due to car-cloning criminal gangs, a police official is warning. Thousands of number plates are being copied by gangs who then rack up speeding fines and congestion charges while using the cloned plates. In some cases criminals fill up... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Driver faked injuries after bus hit his parked car... while he was shopping

Driver faked injuries after bus hit his parked car... while he was shopping

A man was ordered to pay a fine and court costs by Brighton Magistrates Court after CCTV caught him lodging a fake injury claim against Brighton & Hove Buses, in a case brought by Sussex Police. On 5 November 2017, a bus lightly clipped a parked black Volkswagen Golf outside Whitehawk Co-Op on... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Man jailed for knocking parking officer's teeth out

A man who kicked a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in the head, knocking out three of his teeth, has been jailed for 20 months. Grant Saville received a penalty charge notice for parking in a disabled bay without displaying a Blue Badge on The Strand in Longton, Staffordshire, on 19 August. Saville... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

Motorist drove over parking officer’s foot

A man who drove over a civil enforcement officer’s foot has failed to overturn a driving ban. On 14 August 2018, Cosme Moreira parked in a disabled bay in Eastgate Street on Gloucester when his car was seen by CEO Edward Metcalfe. As Moreira was not displaying a Blue Badge, the CEO waited 10... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
Newham holds a debate on future streets

Newham holds a debate on future streets

An online consultation platform that enables residents to suggest and vote on topics of discussion has been used by the London Borough of Newham to gauge... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News

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