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JustPark raises £2.8m via crowdfunding

Parking technology firm JustPark has raised £2.8m via a crowdfunding campaign that has attracted 2,433 investors.  The London-based company’s initial aim was to raise £1.5m via the Crowdcube online platform. This was not a general offer, as investors had to be registered with Crowdcube to participate. In 2015 JustPark used Crowdcube to raise a total of £3.5m. The new round of crowdfunding raised includes £700,000 made by existing backers Index Ventures and LocalGlobe, which will receive Series A Preferred Shares. The JustPark pitch on Crowdcube said the company has achieved volumes of £1m per month and generated a gross profit margin of 93% in the last 12 months. Initially a specialist in driveway rentals, in recent years JustPark has added... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Homeowners made £12m from renting out driveways

Homeowners made £12m from renting out driveways

Driveways and empty parking spaces rented out via YourParkingSpace.co.uk made their owners £12m in 2017, reports the online parking portal.  Over 15,000 space owners using the... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Parking IT company Imperial makes ‘GovTech’ top 100 list
Mark Moran

Parking IT specialist Imperial been named as one of the Top 100 most influential specialist companies in the 'GovTech' market. The State of the UK GovTech Market report was produced by Public, a specialist venture capital and research group, to highlight the sector’s growth and opportunities... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Mergers and buyouts drive a buoyant European parking market

Mergers and buyouts drive a buoyant European parking market
Mark Moran

Europe’s car parking infrastructure is undergoing... continue

20 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Brighton deploys parking officer to keep the buses running

Brighton deploys parking officer to keep the buses running

Brighton & Hove City Council is tasking one of its civil enforcement officers (CEOs) with focussing on inconsiderate parking that obstructs buses in a bid to improve air quality by keeping services moving. The CEO works for the... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
TfL to increase penalty for ignoring Congestion Charge

TfL to increase penalty for ignoring Congestion Charge
Mark Moran

Transport for London (TfL) is to increase the... continue

15 Dec 2017Parking Review News
MSP calls for change in Scottish law on private parking

MSP calls for change in Scottish law on private parking

A Scottish politician has launched a consultation on legislation that he hopes will clarify on the way privately operated car parks are enforced. Murdo Fraser, a member of the Scottish Parliament, says he has received... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Northern Ireland parking reforms could raise £5m a year

The extension of street parking controls across Northern Ireland could raise up to £5m a year, a briefing document produced for the Northern Ireland Assembly suggests.  Introducing parking charges at all hospital and social care sites and a new policy for civil servants are also... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Income from parking charges rises at hospitals in England
Patrick McDonnell

Hospitals in England raised more than £174m in parking charges in 2016-17, up 6% on the previous year, according to data collected by the Press Association (PA). Under Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, the PA received revenue data from 111 hospital trusts out of 120 approached. The... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Call for government to stop ‘stalling’ on pavement parking

Call for government to stop ‘stalling’ on pavement parking
Mark Moran

Four national organisations have written to transport... continue

22 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Open Parking hires Ben-Nathan

Open Parking hires Ben-Nathan

Open Parking has appointed Justin Ben-Nathan as business development manager. Open Parking is the operational arm... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
International Parking Community to boost head office team

International Parking Community to boost head office team

The International Parking Community (IPC) is taking steps to develop its membership support services and online resources. The move will see the accredited trade association introduce a programme of service developments and new... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Festival Place’s car park trio get a makeover

Festival Place’s car park trio get a makeover

The three multi-storey car parks serving the Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, are being refurbished to make them more attractive to shoppers.  The... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
First look at designs for Nottingham's new Broadmarsh bus station and car park

First look at designs for Nottingham's new Broadmarsh bus station and car park

Nottingham City Council has unveiled the designs of the new Broadmarsh bus station and car park, which will provide 1,397 parking spaces, almost 250 more than in the previous car park. The city council said the development will significantly improve the approach to the city centre from Nottingham Station. The... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
New Year’s resolution: Learn to reverse

New Year’s resolution: Learn to reverse

Learning how to reverse properly dominates the list of New Year’s resolutions for drivers, according to a survey by a driving school. After... continue

5 Jan 2018Parking Review News

NHS staff face 'unfair' parking fees, says GMB union

Parking fees imposed by NHS hospitals on their staff are unfairly expensive, claims the GMB Union. It asked every acute, foundation and mental health trust in England how much they charged for staff car parking. Out of 131 trusts that responded – 92 charged their staff for parking at... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Liverpool car park fire engulfs 1,400 cars

Liverpool car park fire engulfs 1,400 cars
Mark Moran

A fire at a multi-storey car park in Liverpool destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles, forcing many people to spend New Year’s... continue

1 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Associations join forces to produce charter for driving instructors and car park operators
Mark Moran

The British Parking Association (BPA) and the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) have joined forces to produce a charter for driving instructors and car park operators so that learner drivers are able to gain access to car parks to develop their parking skills. The charter is intended to ensure... continue

20 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Public test automated valet parking and self-drive in Greenwich

Public test automated valet parking and self-drive in Greenwich
Patrick McDonnell

Members of the public took part in automated valet parking... continue

20 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Spread of public sector electric vehicle infrastructure is uneven

Spread of public sector electric vehicle infrastructure is uneven
Mark Moran

As electric cars grow in popularity demand for charging points... continue

20 Dec 2017Parking Review News

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