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Watford commissions parking sensor trials

Watford commissions parking sensor trials

A system for monitoring the occupancy of parking bays is to be developed for Watford in Hertfordshire. Watford Borough Council and the Digital Catapult teamed up to run the Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) Innovation Competition.  There were two strands to the competition: one invited ideas... continue

8 Sep 2018Parking Review News
Q-Park secures 35-year lease on Birmingham Mailbox car park

Q-Park secures 35-year lease on Birmingham Mailbox car park

Brockton Capital, owner of the Mailbox shopping, office and lifestyle destination in Birmingham, has agreed a 35-year lease with Q-Park.  Following a competitive tender process, Q-Park was appointed by Mailbox to manage the... continue

8 Sep 2018Parking Review News
Fitsall leaves Westminster to lead AppyParking expansion into Asia-Pacific region

Fitsall leaves Westminster to lead AppyParking expansion into Asia-Pacific region

Kieran Fitsall, former head of service improvement and transformation at Westminster City Council, has joined parking technology firm AppyParking as regional director of Asia-Pacific.  Fitsall, who joins AppyParking with immediate effect, will be based in Sydney, Australia, where he will be looking at new... continue

31 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Cardiff Airport launches meet & greet service with Excel Parking Services

Cardiff Airport launches meet & greet service with Excel Parking Services

A new meet & greet parking service at Cardiff Airport has been developed in partnership with Excel Parking Services. Meet & Greet customers pre-book online and, on arrival at the airport, follow signs and drive straight into a designated zone.  The service uses number plae... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Parkopedia signs street parking information deal in China

Parkopedia signs street parking information deal in China

UK-based parking information specialist Parkopedia has entered a joint venture with Chinese geospatial surveying company Zhitu Map.  The partnership will develop a suite of on-street parking services for smart cities and... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Gemini Parking Solutions names Vadgama as new finance director

Gemini Parking Solutions names Vadgama as new finance director

Gemini Parking Solutions has appointed Mahesh Vadgama as its new financial director. With 30 years’ experience in finance, Vadgama was most recently interim group finance director with Minerva Cosmetics, a globally operating SME. He... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Gemini car park managers to be First Aid trained

Gemini car park managers to be First Aid trained

Gemini Parking Solutions plan to train all its car park managers in First Aid. The decision was reached after Gemini evaluated its customer offering and identified that the level of... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News
ZipCar UK’s former head of marketing joins AppyParking

ZipCar UK’s former head of marketing joins AppyParking

AppyParking has announced that its new head of marketing is Garry Thornton, who previously worked at Zipcar UK, where he was tasked with changing people’s perceptions of car ownership and bringing the concept... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News
PayByPhone supports Leyton Orient FC

PayByPhone supports Leyton Orient FC

PayByPhone has become east London football club Leyton Orient’s official social media sponsor for the 2018/19 season. PayByPhone will be... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Airport parking scam detected by vehicle tracking device

Manchester City Council trading standards officers used a tracking device to show that the director of an off-airport meet & greet firm left a customer’s car outside his own home. The trading standards team booked the tracker-fitted car in with PPS Manchester, a company advertising secure... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Tower Hamlets penalises idling engines

Tower Hamlets penalises idling engines

Tower Hamlets Council is now issuing fines to drivers who leave their engine running when they are parked. The penalty is initially £20 but rises... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Private parking enforcement activity is soaring, warns RAC Foundation

The RAC Foundation has raised its concerns over what it sees as the rapid increase in the number of parking tickets being issued on private land. Figures published by the DVLA shows that in the first quarter of the 2018-19 financial year private parking companies requested 1,479,152 sets of vehicle... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Sandwell shows there is no profit in parking enforcement
Patrick McDonnell

West Midlands council’s parking enforcement operation run at a small loss, reports Patrick McDonnell The cost of enforcing parking restrictions in West Midlands towns such as Oldbury, Wednesbury and West Bromwich outweighs the value of the penalty charge notices (PCNs) being issued, figures... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Pavement parking swoop in Liverpool
Patrick McDonnell

A joint action between Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and the DVLA resulted in over 20 vehicles being ticketed for obstructing the pavement and their owners issued with Traffic Offence Reports. Nine of the 22 vehicles found parking on pavements in the Tuebrook area of the city were... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Hounslow considers expanding number of parking patrol officers
Patrick McDonnell

Hounslow Council is looking at significantly increasing the number of civil enforcement officers (CEOs) in the west London borough as way of better policing parking regulations and violations. An increase in the number of CEOs has been recommended in a report to the council because the number of... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Hackney launches personalised Blue Badge scheme
Patrick McDonnell

Hackney Council is proposing to introduce personalised Blue Badge disabled bays in Hackney following requests from resident Blue Badge holders. The aim is to better protect disabled parking for residents who most need it and make parking for other Blue Badge holders simpler to understand. Hackney... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Most polluting vehicles to be banned from east London streets
Patrick McDonnell

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned from nine of the most polluted streets in east London during rush hour in a bid to tackle toxic air. The trial is a partnership between Hackney and Islington councils via the City Fringe Ultra Low Emission Streets scheme. The scheme went live on 3 September. It... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
MPs get a guide to Blue Badges and parking for disabled people

MPs get a guide to Blue Badges and parking for disabled people

The House of Commons Library has produced a briefing paper for MPs on the operation of disabled parking policy in England. It has been written by Louise Butcher, senior policy researcher at the House of Commons Library, who has also produced a... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
MPs get briefing on parking policy in England

MPs get briefing on parking policy in England

A digest of government policies on public and private parking has been published by the House of Commons Library, which provides research, analysis and information services for... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Charities urge the government to curb pavement parking

Charities urge the government to curb pavement parking

Twenty charities and organisations, along with almost 17,000 members of the public, have urged the government to outlaw dangerous pavement parking. In a letter, Guide Dogs and Living Streets called on the government... continue

30 Aug 2018Parking Review News
International data standard for parking consultation opens

International data standard for parking consultation opens

The Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) has announced the launch of the first release of its international standard and is calling on organisations and individuals involved in parking to share their views as part of an... continue

28 Aug 2018Parking Review News
15 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Car park consultancy Stripe appoints technical manager

Car park consultancy Stripe appoints technical manager

Stripe Consulting has appointed Harry Smith as technical manager for its life care plan services. Smith will manage Stripe’s in-house team of specialisy engineers and consultants. He previously held... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News
Britannia joins forces with children’s hospice

Britannia joins forces with children’s hospice

Britannia Parking has joined forces with a children’s hospice for a new ‘drop before you shop’ initiative. The company has placed a clothing bank for the... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News
APCOA pledges to support Sheffield hospice

APCOA pledges to support Sheffield hospice

An APCOA Parking site in Sheffield has launched a long-term fund raising partnership with a local hospice. Almost £1,000 for patient services has already been... continue

29 Aug 2018Parking Review News

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