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New £1 coin is now legal tender

New £1 coin is now legal tender

The new 12-sided £1 coin has become legal tender from 27 March and is now being rolled out across the country. HM Treasury and The Royal Mint have been working with the parking industry to prepare for the introduction and are urging businesses to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming... continue

28 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded
Patrick McDonnell

Google has upgraded its a feature that enables people... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Looking4Transfers expands Ryanair partnership to provide airport transfers in Italy
Mark Moran

Purple Parking subsidiary Looking4Transfers has expanded its relationship with Ryanair to provide customers with transfers to and from some of the busiest airports in Italy. Yorkshire-based Looking4Transfers is an international airport transfers booking agent. It is quickly becoming the market... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

APCOA strengthens partnership with Fusion Lifestyle
Mark Moran

Fusion Lifestyle has awarded APCOA a contract to manage two car parks at the Bridge and Bellingham Leisure Centres in South London. The leisure centres offer pools, gyms, squash courts, pitches and group classes, as well as cafés and soft play areas for children. This new contract expands... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NSL Academy to offer apprenticeship training for parking sector

NSL Academy to offer apprenticeship training for parking sector
Mark Moran

NSL has launched an academy for apprenticeship training. The... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NCP launches B2B website

NCP launches B2B website
Mark Moran

NCP has launched a new commercial and client website, separate to the... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

North Somerset decriminalises parking enforcement

North Somerset Council take over responsibility for on-street parking this month. In recent weeks the council’s civil enforcement team placed blue warning notices on cars to notify drivers they would face a fine in future should they repeat the offence from 3 April. Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North... continue

6 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Bailiff firms receive customer system accreditation

Civil enforcement agents Equita and Ross & Roberts have been awarded the ISO 10002 accreditation for their customer satisfaction management systems.  Neil Smith, managing director of Equita and Ross & Roberts said the companies are the first enforcement agents to receive this... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
LGA calls for nationwide parking ban

LGA calls for nationwide parking ban
Mark Moran

Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country... continue

28 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Transport minister defends DVLA's relationship with private parking sector

Transport minister defends DVLA's relationship with private parking sector
Mark Moran

Transport minister Andrew Jones publicly defended he relationship between... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

High Court tells Nottingham to amend bus gate signage

Nottingham City Council will have to change signage on a bus lane after a High Court judge ruled the signs on the street were unclear. Around 11,000 drivers have been penalised for driving through the bus gate on Shakespeare Street. However, the council says that the judgment will not involve it... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Parking fines for Bournemouth Airport approach road
Patrick McDonnell

Dorset County Council is introducing a £70 parking fine to curb motorists collecting or dropping off passengers on a road leading to Bournemouth Airport. The council is bringing in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Parley Lane on 21 April. The local authority said it hoped that the TRO... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Barnet issues over £12,000 in fines for littering
Mark Moran

Barnet Council has issued over 2,400 fixed penalty notices (FPNs), worth around £12,000, for littering offences since last summer. The north London local authority’s latest enforcement action to tackle environmental crime has seen 28 individuals ordered to pay £430 each for... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Barnet cracks down on Blue Badge abuse
Mark Moran

Barnet Council’s counter-fraud team seized lost, stolen and counterfeit Blue Badges during a one-day action. Officers from the north London council’s Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT) carried out spot checks on 78 cars displaying Blue Badges while parked in the Hendon area on 23... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Bury council urges drivers not to abuse the Blue Badge scheme
Mark Moran

Motorists in Bury are being warned not to abuse Blue Badge permits which aim to provide convenient parking for those with impaired mobility. The reminder follows the prosecution of seven people at Bury Magistrates Court on 7 March for displaying Blue Badges when the badge holders were not present.... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Temporary traffic order will protect Colchester's grass verges

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has introduced a temporary Traffic Regulation Order on road in Colchester to stop motorists parking on the grass verges and churning up the ground. Concerns have been raised regarding the number of vehicles parked in the unrestricted areas of Cowdray... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

BPA prepares to draw up a 5-year blueprint

The British Parking Association is developing a new future strategy document that will be called the Blueprint for Parking. The document will set out what the BPA believes needs to be done to achieve success in the parking profession. The intention is to produce a new blueprint for England, Wales,... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Manger joins AppyParking management team

Gavin Manger has joined the management at AppyParking, a parking app developer and service supplier. Manger has worked in the parking sector for over 20 years. He was senior operations manager at Central Parking System for four years from 1997. This was followed by eight years at NCP, where he was... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Tony Jones will take over sole responsibility for Designa UK following the retirement of managing director Ewan Miller on 1... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Rutherford becomes NSL account manager

Rutherford becomes NSL account manager

A former winner of The Young Parking Professional of the Year Award has been appointed as client account manager at NSL.  Beth Rutherford has... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Former BPA chief executive Patrick Troy pleads guilty to public decency offence

Former BPA chief executive Patrick Troy pleads guilty to public decency offence
Mark Moran

Patrick Troy, former chief executive of the British Parking Association, has... continue

22 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Parkopedia appoints Antal as European account manager

Parking database and online services specialist Parkopedia has appointed Csaba Antal as key account manager for Europe. This is a new role that will be based in Parkopedia’s Budapest office. Antal will manage relationships with existing European clients including car-makers such as BMW and... continue

20 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Royal Berkshire Hospital to trial park & ride scheme

A park & ride scheme is being launched in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion around a hospital in the centre of Reading. The P&R service will run between the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and a site near junction 11 of the M4. It will cost passengers £2 for a single... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Parking at Westfield Stratford City could be converted into shops

Parking at Westfield Stratford City could be converted into shops

Westfield has drawn up plans to replace parts of the multi-storey car park serving its shopping centre in east London with retail units. Proposals to expand Westfield Stratford City would see a new shopping level with space for around 75 news stores and... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News

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