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Parking at core of Scottish transport reforms

Scottish local authorities are to have the power to charge a levy on workplace parking and also prohibit parking on pavements under the new Transport (Scotland) Act. The new Act also covers local bus services and low emission zones in cities. The workplace parking levy (WPL) provisions give local authorities across Scotland the power to charge businesses an annual fee for every parking space they provide for workers. The SNP agreed to back the workplace parking levy proposals as part of a budget deal with the Scottish Greens, giving them a majority in parliament to pass the plans into law despite opposition from other parties. An attempt by Scottish Labour to remove the parking levy aspect was defeated during two days of debate. The Act was approved by a vote of 56 to 29, with 18 MSPs... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Local Government Ombudsman finds council and contractor at fault in case of ‘Mrs X’

Local Government Ombudsman finds council and contractor at fault in case of ‘Mrs X’

Cherwell District Council and its parking contractor have both been found at fault by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman for the way in which they handled the case of a woman who could not pay for parking at an out-of-order terminal. The ombudsman upheld a complaint by the woman, referred to as ‘Mrs X’,... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Tendring goes extra mile for disabled motorists

Tendring goes extra mile for disabled motorists

Twelve public car parks operated by Tendring Council have received Disabled Parking Accreditations (DPA). The Essex council also achieved Park Mark status in 15 of its sites. Park Mark is... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

BPA launches new Car Park Audit

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a car park audit scheme for private parking operators of its Approve Operator Scheme (AOS). The initiative allows AOS members to request visits to specific car parks from which they will receive detailed feedback on the condition and operation of... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Essex 3PR school safety scheme expands

Essex 3PR school safety scheme expands

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has launched a scheme to encourage parents not to drop their children at the front gates of Pear Tree Mead... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Nottinghamshire schools welcome parking patrol car

Nottinghamshire schools welcome parking patrol car

Nottinghamshire County Council has introduced its third CCTV car to monitor vehicles parked on ‘School Keep Clear’ markings, which are in place to ensure the safety of children. Other... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Edinburgh to implement parking reforms

Edinburgh councillors have agreed to progress proposals addressing parking pressures across the city following the publication of findings from a citywide strategic review of parking. Members of Edinburgh City Council’s transport and environment committee decided to review parking reforms in... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Majority of drivers support action on engine-idling, says RAC

The majority of motorists support enforcement action on engine-idling, a survey by the RAC suggests. Seven-in-10 drivers (72%) want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked. And 44% of people surveyed by the RAC saying officials should tell them to switch off and... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Lewisham to tackle idling drivers

Lewisham Council is to use a traffic management order (TMO) to allow enforcement action against drivers who are caught idling in the south London borough. At a meeting on 18 September, Lewisham’s mayor and cabinet agreed to introduce the traffic management order (TMO) that will allow... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Money Advice Trust signals concerns over debt

A rise in the use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities in England and Wales has been driven by a surge in the use of bailiffs to collect parking debts, says the charity Money Advice Trust. Bailiffs, now known officially as enforcement agents, have the right to visit a property to... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Nottinghamshire seeks bailiffs to collect unpaid parking fines

Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a tender for its enforcement agents to collect unpaid parking fines. The county council estimates that just under 10% of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued will result in enforcement action. The county council has now issued an invitation to tender... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Secure bikehangar parking for Enfield

Secure bikehangar parking for Enfield

Enfield Council will be rolling out 180 secure cycle parking spaces for use by residents of the north London borough. The council’s Cycle... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Severn Tunnel Junction car park could grow

Severn Tunnel Junction car park could grow
Rhodri Clark

The businessman behind a planned “open access” train service is offering to invest in about 250 additional... continue

16 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Birmingham investigates case for introducing workplace levy

Businesses in Birmingham city centre could be charged £500 a year for each private parking space under a city council plan to reduce congestion and air pollution. Birmingham City Council is looking at the potential for a workplace parking levy (WPL) to fund public transport and cycle routes.... continue

15 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Liftshare links up with AppyWay

Liftshare links up with AppyWay

Car sharing platform Liftshare has announced a new partnership with smart parking and intelligent mobility pioneers... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Training and Development Academy launches e-learning platform for enforcement staff

Training and Development Academy launches e-learning platform for enforcement staff

The Training and Development Academy has launched an e-learning platform for parking professionals. The new platform provides individuals with the opportunity to learn at their own pace and to develop the skills and knowledge for delivering effective enforcement and customer service and to secure relevant Ofqual-regulated... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
RingGo teams up with Go Ultra Low

RingGo teams up with Go Ultra Low

Cashless parking provider RingGo has entered a partnership with Go Ultra Low, the national campaign for promoting use of electric... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
PayByPhone's Meters for Trees scheme wins green awards

PayByPhone's Meters for Trees scheme wins green awards

Mobile parking payment provider PayByPhone has won two awards for its Meters for Trees environmental initiative at the 2019 Green World Environment Awards, which took place on 30 September in Vietnam. Competing... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Dolphin joins PayByPhone

Dolphin joins PayByPhone

Parking payment provider PayByPhone has appointed Adam Dolphin as sales director for the UK.... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Bristow & Sutor acquires Credit Style

Bristow & Sutor acquires Credit Style

Debt recovery group Bristow & Sutor has acquired commercial debt specialist Credit Style. Redditch-based Bristow & Sutor supports around... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Bag a bargain down the car park

Bag a bargain down the car park

CitiPark is allowing motorists to pay for parking using plastic bags in Leeds during October. The operator launched its... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Car & Away opens airport operations

A scheme that allows holidaymakers to rent out their cars while they are on vacation is being offered at two UK airports. The Car & Away peer-to-peer (P2P) car rental firm was launched at London Gatwick Airport in January 2018 and at Bristol Airport this September The car 'rent & earn'... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
Liftshare receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Liftshare receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Car sharing specialist Liftshare was presented with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Lord-Lieutenant, The Lady Dannatt at the company’s Norwich head... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News
ParkVia receives second Queen’s Award

ParkVia receives second Queen’s Award

Airport parking retailer ParkVia formally received its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade at its head office in... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News

Uber drivers to use Bristol Airport waiting zone

Drivers who use the Uber app will use a new waiting zone at Bristol Airport from this month, helping to reduce the number of vehicles parking in lanes and laybys in local villages. The ride hailing company will ‘geo-fence’ the new area, which is located just off the A38 roundabout... continue

11 Oct 2019Parking Review News

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