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ZatPark holds its first user group meeting
Mark Moran

Cloud-based parking management system specialist ZatPark has created a user group that held its first meeting in October. ZatPark was launched by technology company Unity5 in 2010 and has developed back office systems and apps that enable parking operators to manage their permit, payment and enforcement systems. The company now has over 70 clients in the UK and Ireland, with users including private parking companies and NHS trusts. Around 45 people attended the first user group meeting on 11 October, along with ZatPark team members Dave Herbert (chief executive officer), Lukasz Kieruczenko (chief technical officer), Oli Pelliccio (project manager), Will Slade (lead developer), Celina Herbert (customer experience manager) and Nick Moore (help-desk supervisor). The aims of the first meeting... continue

10 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Holiday Extras buys troubled airport operator Purple Parking

Holiday Extras buys troubled airport operator Purple Parking
Mark Moran

Holiday Extras has acquired Purple Parking’s brand... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News
NHS trust and procurement firm launch public sector car park framework

NHS trust and procurement firm launch public sector car park framework
Mark Moran

An NHS trust has teamed up with a procurement company to offer the... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News
NCP returns to acquisition trail

NCP returns to acquisition trail
Mark Moran

Car park operator NCP has announced an aggressive three-year expansion plan with the aim of... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Royal Stoke University Hospital extends APCOA Parking contract
Mark Moran

The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has extended and expanded its 10-year relationship with APCOA Parking. The new three-year contract will see a new online parking permit application portal. The system will streamline the permit application process, allowing staff to apply for or... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Airport parking specialist Rezcomm is growing
Mark Moran

Rezcomm, a provider of airport, parking and venue-based reservation commerce, has increased the size of its offices at Exeter Science Park Centre. Rezcomm, which began life in North Devon as a traditional travel agency, has a client-base that now spans the UK and Europe. It has identified new... continue

3 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Manger joins JustPark to support move into cashless parking sector

Manger joins JustPark to support move into cashless parking sector
Mark Moran

Parking technology company JustPark has appointed Gavin Manger as... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Q-Park adds Kingston Upon Hull to its portfolio
Mark Moran

Q-Park will add Kingston upon Hull to its UK portfolio on 2 October, when it starts operating the King William House car park.  “It’s always pleasing to add to our portfolio but it’s even more pleasing when we move into a new city,” said Adam Bidder, managing director... continue

23 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Clampdown on layby parking sees HGVs struggling to find truckstop spaces
Mark Moran

The Ashford Truckstop in Kent had to turn away a record number of lorries on 30 October, the first night an 18-month enforcement campaign Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council aimed to reduce use of laybys. Lorries are not longer allowed to park overnight on the A20 between Charing... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Bailiffs collect 450,000 parking fines for London councils
Mark Moran

London boroughs used civil enforcement agents to recover 450,000 unpaid parking fines, a BBC investigation has suggested. A Freedom of Information request by BBC London revealed that last year 451,503 unpaid penalty charge notices were taken on by civil enforcement agents on behalf of the 32 London... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Bromley's Blue Badge misuse campaign clocks up 50th prosecution
Mark Moran

Criminal records and fines totalling £3,797 were handed to eight drivers who misused Blue Badges in the London Borough of Bromley.  These latest convictions bring to 50 the total of successful prosecutions since the start of the campaign. William Huntington-Thresher, Bromley... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Worcestershire to target Blue Badge fraud
Patrick McDonnell

Worcestershire County Council has signalled its intention to crack down on the fraudulent misuse of disabled Blue Badges. Community and environmental protection officers, civil enforcement officers (CEOs) and council officials from across the county will be actively inspecting Blue Badges in... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Even invisible cars cannot escape detection, warns DVLA

Even invisible cars cannot escape detection, warns DVLA
Patrick McDonnell

Imagery of a camouflaged car being wheel clamped is at... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

MPs get dedicated online portal to raise parking concerns
Mark Moran

The International Parking Community (IPC) has created a dedicated online complaints portal to provide MPs with a confidential method for raising concerns in connection with private parking on behalf of their constituents. The new portal features secure accounts for every Member of Parliament to... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Camera car for Rhondda Cynon Taf
Rhodri Clark

Parking outside school gates, at bus stops and beside pedestrian crossings in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) is to be targeted using a camera car. RCT County Borough Council follows three other Welsh authorities, Swansea, Cardiff and Bridgend, in taking up the option. Normal 0 ... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Advisory disabled parking 'not worth the paint', say Welsh councils
Rhodri Clark

Wrexham County Borough Council has been warned by other authorities that advisory disabled parking bays outside homes generate complaints and are not worth the paint used to demark them. Wrexham consulted four authorities in England and three in Wales with a view to developing a policy for disabled... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Over 12 million drivers are now issued penalties annually, says RAC Foundation

Over 12 million drivers are now issued penalties annually, says RAC Foundation
Mark Moran

Up to 12m driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year, meaning... continue

25 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Aberdeenshire Council reviewing on-street parking decriminalisation
Mark Moran

Aberdeenshire Council is considering decriminalising parking enforcement in town centres across the north-east of Scotland. Towns in Aberdeenshire include Peterhead, Inverurie, Fraserborough and Stonehaven. The local authority has control over car parks, but regulation of kerbside parking rests... continue

23 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Could closing roads lead to a greener school run?

Could closing roads lead to a greener school run?
Mark Moran

Roads around three primary schools in Croydon are being temporarily closed roads at the start and end of the day to see if this encourages parents... continue

15 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Cambridge to experiment with a peak time congestion parking fee

Cambridge to experiment with a peak time congestion parking fee
Mark Moran

Cambridge City Council is planning to end a discounted parking... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Norwich raises parking tariffs in bid to encourage move from kerbside to car parks

Norwich raises parking tariffs in bid to encourage move from kerbside to car parks
Patrick McDonnell

Norwich City Council is increasing the cost of parking in the city centre, and... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Edinburgh consults on parking permit surcharge for diesel vehicles
Mark Moran

City of Edinburgh Council is consulting on the application of a diesel surcharge to parking permits in a bid to improve air quality. The council is reviewing its parking permit scheme as part of its Parking Action Plan. There are an estimated 8,000 diesel permit holders’ vehicles in... continue

25 Oct 2017Parking Review News
European parking professionals gather in Rotterdam

European parking professionals gather in Rotterdam
Mark Moran

The need to recognise how quickly technology is evolving, and the way this is changing driver behaviour, emerged as a key theme at 18th European Parking Association (EPA) Congress. The benefits of... continue

6 Oct 2017Parking Review News
PayByPhone appoints Dupois as president and CEO

PayByPhone appoints Dupois as president and CEO
Mark Moran

Mobile parking Mobile parking payments provider PayByPhone has appointed Francis Dupuis as president and chief executive officer. US-based... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Parkopedia appoints Holt as head of autonomous driving

Parkopedia appoints Holt as head of autonomous driving
Mark Moran

Parking information provider Parkopedia has appointed... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News

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