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Paper £5 note is no longer legal tender

The Bank of England withdrew the legal-tender status of the Elizabeth Fry £5 note on 5 May. This means that retailers and the public no longer have to accept the paper currency, either as payment or in change. The paper note has been superseded by a new polymer note – featuring a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill – that was first issued on 13 September 2016. The Bank of England introduced the polymer note as it is longer lasting, dirt and moisture-resistant and harder to counterfeit. More than half of the defunct Fry fivers have already been returned to the central Bank to be destroyed. Some banks and building societies may accept paper £5 notes after 5 May, but at their own discretion. The Bank of England will exchange Fry £5 notes for all time, as it does... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

ParkBee allows office owners to hire out parking spaces to public

ParkBee, a company that enables owners if private car parks to sell space to the general public, has launched in the UK. ParkBee, which was launched in the Netherlands last year, is now offering access to private parking areas in London. The company says it has locations in south, east and west... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Q-Park takes 35-year lease on Manchester site

Q-Park UK has signed a 35-year lease on the Piccadilly Place car park in Manchester. The car park is owned by Property Alliance Group and Ares Management.  The 302-space car park is located next to Manchester’s main train station, Piccadilly.  The car park sits underneath Piccadilly... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Leeds’ Criterion Place car park rebranded as Q-Park Sovereign Square

Q-Park has changed the name of Criterion Place, its largest facility in Leeds, to Q-Park Sovereign Square. The multi-storey car park was built in the early 2000s and was one of Q-Park’s first acquisitions in Leeds. Q-Park Sovereign Square is located next a new city centre development that... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

US private equity company offers £1.75bn for Q-Park

The European parking operator Q-Park is set to be acquired by a US private equity in investor in a deal worth €2bn (£1.73bn), according to business press reports. The Financial Times and Reuters reported that buyout group KKR has won the bidding for the Netherlands-based car park... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Where is the world’s most expensive parking?
Mark Moran

London and New York the list of most expensive cities for monthly parking, according to a global survey conducted by parking data expert Parkopedia. According to the Global Parking Index monthly parking in New York costs $606 on average, with London not far behind at $603 (£465).  The... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Give your motor a holiday at a spa for cars

Give your motor a holiday at a spa for cars

Car owners are being offered the opportunity to give their vehicles the VIP treatment by storing them in what is a spa for cars. Tim Earnshaw wanted somewhere safe to... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

POPLA tells private parking operators ‘comply with data rules’

Private parking operators have been told they need to ensure the evidence packs they send to Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) for defending parking charge notices at appeal comply with the Data Protection Act. POPLA hears the cases of motorists who contest parking charges issued by members... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Alpha investigates demand for ‘Parking Apprenticeship’

Ways of developing apprenticeships specific to the parking sector is the subject of an online survey being conducted Alpha Parking, a consultancy that has background in skills development and training. The government made major changes to the way apprenticeships are funded and delivered in the... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

RTA Associates' Lowe to be next BPA president

The next president of the British Parking Association (BPA) will be Peter Lowe of consultant RTA Associates. He will take over the office from Steve Brown at the BPA’s AGM in July. Lowe has been a member of the BPA for many years and is the chair of the BPA Wales Parking and Transport Group,... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Basharat joins Barbour Logic

Basharat joins Barbour Logic

Barbour Logic, a developer of parking correspondence software, has appointed Faisal Basharat as customer... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Seal-Driver swaps shared cars for shared bikes

Seal-Driver swaps shared cars for shared bikes

Joseph Seal-Driver has left car-sharing provider DriveNow, where he was UK director, to launch a new bike-sharing scheme. DriveNow is a joint venture of BMW and rental company... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Neville joins Legion Parking

Neville joins Legion Parking

British Parking Award winner Jade Neville has joined Legion Parking as client account manager. Legion Parking... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Videalert hires Robertson

Videalert hires Robertson

Traffic enforcement and management solutions company Videalert has appointed Jamie Robertson to the... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions adds Wilson to team

Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions adds Wilson to team

Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions has recruited Leadley Wilson as its training and systems consultant for northern England and Scotland.  Wilson joins the company from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, where... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Coventry's Lower Precint car park receives Park Mark

The recently upgraded car park at the Lower Precinct shopping centre in Coventry has retained its Park Mark status. Last autumn a Triflex system was installed to waterproof the rooftop as well as the relining of existing pathways to increase visibility and safety. The renovation contributed to the... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
McLaren Construction launches car park business

McLaren Construction launches car park business

Property and construction group McLaren has launched a new business focussed on car parks. The new McLaren Parking business will specialise in the upgrade, maintenance and construction of... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Glasgow Airport opens new pick-up and drop-off facility

Glasgow Airport opens new pick-up and drop-off facility

A pick-up and drop-off facility opened at Glasgow Airport at the end of April. The purpose-built covered area is the final stage of a wider scheme of works designed to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Three city centre car parks are being upgraded this summer

Three city centre car parks are being upgraded this summer

Three Cambridge City Council car parks are undergoing improvements throughout the summer as part of a £1.2m investment programme.  The car parks being upgraded are The Grand Arcade, Queen Terrace and Grafton East. The... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

NCP collects 50th People’s Parking award

The Addenbrookes Hospital car park in Cambridge has become the 50th NCP site to be awarded the People’s Parking accreditation.  The Addenbrooke’s Hospital car park was awarded People’s Parking accreditation because it provides 64 spaces for disabled people and larger bays for... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Disabled Parking Accreditation becomes a certification mark

The Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA) has been awarded a Certification Mark by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the official UK government body that is responsible for patents, designs and trademarks.  The DPA scheme, which was launched by Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) in 2014,... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Isle of Wight NHS Trust signs 5-year deal with APCOA

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has awarded APCOA Parking a contract for parking services and security at St Mary’s Hospital.   The contract is for five years, which has the option to be extended by an additional two years. It sees APCOA managing 1,297 parking spaces, 24 hours a day, seven... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Thieves target parking machines under cover of darkness

Pay & display machines have been attacked or stolen outright by criminals attempting to steal cash left in overnight, reports the British Parking Association (BPA). There have been reports from of thieves ripping machines straight from the ground under the cover of darkness in Bristol and... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

NHS staff form human barrier to deter misuse of Scottish hospital's car park

Doctors, nurses and patients formed a human barrier to urge commuters to stop using a Scottish hospital as a free ‘park & ride’ facility. Staff and patients  at Hairmyres Hospital united to highlight the misuse of the hospital’s  car park, which results in being late... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

King?Arthur loses Stonehenge parking charges case

King Arthur Pendragon, a senior druid, lost his legal challenge against parking charges introduced by English Heritage at Stonehenge. Pendragon had argued a parking fee of £15 for the 2016 Summer Solstice breached his human rights. At an initial court hearing in January, Pendragon said the... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

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