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YourParkingSpace reports dramatic rise in rentals

YourParkingSpace reports dramatic rise in rentals
Patrick McDonnell

Online parking marketplace YourParkingSpace, which enables property owners and businesses to hire out their parking, is reporting a 200% year-on-year increase in rentals. The London-based company says that homeowners and businesses across the UK received over £6m from renting out unused... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Premier stands by PCNs issued in Plymouth car park

Premier stands by PCNs issued in Plymouth car park
Patrick McDonnell and Mark Moran

Motorists claiming they were issued parking charge notices in a private car park because a payment terminal did not correctly register their number plates can have the tickets waived, as long as they... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Half of drivers still prefer cash when paying to park, says BPA

Half of motorists still prefer to use traditional cash and pay & display machines when paying for parking, a survey carried out for the British Parking Association (BPA) indicates.  Nearly a quarter of motorists (23%) are happy to use their credit and debit card at a machine, but are less... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Notice processing company ZZPS attains Investors in People Silver status

ZZPS, a provider of notice processing and enforcement services to the parking sector, has attained the Silver Award for Investors in People (IIP). This is an external recognition and validation of a company’s drive to create a highly trained, highly motivated team of parking... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Marston Holdings hires Alistair Townsend

Marston Holdings has appointed Alistair Townsend as group client services director. He was previously head of revenues and benefits at Milton Keynes Council, which has given him knowledge of local taxation, revenue collection and local government generally. Townsend has represented local government... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Electric cars expected to lead the market by 2025

Almost all executives working in the automotive sector expect hat battery powered electric vehicles will be the major segment of the car market in less than a decade, according to a survey conducted by business services group KPMG. Some 90% of the executives surveyed expect electric cars to be at... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Marston Holdings buys NSL
Mark Moran

Debt recovery group Marston Holdings has acquired NSL, a provider of parking enforcement and other outsourced services to the public sector. NSL will continue to operate as a separate business within Marston Holdings. NSL's management team, led by chief executive Adam Palser, will remain with the... continue

11 Jan 2017Parking Review News

North Somerset prepares to take over parking enforcement
Patrick McDonnell

North Somerset Council will take over control of street parking from the police in April. Council leaders are warning motorists that there will be no ‘soft introduction” of the new civil parking enforcement regime, which goes live on 3 April. A counc... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News
London's new T-Charge will start in October

London's new T-Charge will start in October
Partick McDonnell

A £10 charge will be levied on the most polluting vehicles entering central London from this autumn, mayor Sadiq Kahn has... continue

17 Feb 2017Parking Review News
14 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Parking patrol team to be scrapped by Stockton-on-Tees council
Patrick McDonnell

Stockton-on-Tees council is to axe its parking patrol team as part of cost-cutting measures. The council’s six civil enforcement officers (CEOs) will be merged into a new team of ‘civic enforcement officers’ along with four anti-social behaviour officers and 14 neighbourhood... continue

13 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Wokingham to take over parking enforcement from the police
Patrick McDonnell

Civil parking enforcement is due to introduced across the borough of Wokingham in Berkshire in the autumn. Next month Wokingham Borough Council will be making an application to the Department for Transport (DfT) to take over civil parking enforcement (CPE) powers from the police, and once this is... continue

13 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Councillor issues ‘yellow cards’ to tackle verge parking

Councillor issues ‘yellow cards’ to tackle verge parking
Patrick McDonnell

A Colchester councillor is issuing football style... continue

7 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Patrols to be removed from NI towns with low level of fines

Patrols to be removed from NI towns with low level of fines
Patrick McDonnell

Up to 42 towns across Northern Ireland could lose their... continue

6 Feb 2017Parking Review News
British Parking Association ends funding for parking appeals scrutiny board

British Parking Association ends funding for parking appeals scrutiny board
Mark Moran

The British Parking Association is to cease funding the panel that... continue

2 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Islington to crack down on misuse of visitor parking vouchers

Islington to crack down on misuse of visitor parking vouchers
Patrick McDonnell

Two Islington residents who sold visitor parking vouchers... continue

1 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Westminster City Council to trial emissions-based parking charges for diesel cars
Patrick McDonnell

Drivers of diesel cars will pay more to park in parts of central London as Westminster City Council looks at ways of reducing vehicle-based emissions.   The council is to trial a surcharge for diesel vehicles parking within the Marylebone area. The council believes a “polluter... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News

New online fine management service for fleet operators

All Fleet Services, a contact centre for the vehicle fleet sector, has launched an online fines management service. Around 2.9 million fines issued to fleet vehicles are currently processed in the UK per year. These fines span 31 traffic offences, which are mainly dealt with using paper-based... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Ashford to expand parking enforcement team

Ashford to expand parking enforcement team
Mark Moran

Ashford Borough Council in Kent is expanding its uniformed parking patrol and back office teams to enable it to step up... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Edinburgh to waive PCNs issued after phone parking service offered 'free' parking
Deniz Huseyin

A phone payment system error meant that drivers in Edinburgh were wrongly told they could park for free on the day after Boxing Day, resulting in them receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs).  City of Edinburgh Council said it was clearly stated on its website and parking machines that 27... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News

BBC investigates Welsh parking penalty revenues

Local authorities in Wales have issued penalty charge notices (PCNs) worth almost £21m over the last three years, claims a survey by the BBC. Welsh councils issued over 600,000 tickets to motorists between 2013 and 2016, according to BBC Wales News. Figures obtained using a Freedom of... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Westminster steps up engine idling campaign

Westminster steps up engine idling campaign

Westminster City Council is to start issuing penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers of cars, vans, coaches and taxis if they leave engines idling for more than a minute... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Met Police investigates street fracas involving civil enforcement officer
Deniz Huseyin

Police are calling for witnesses after a civil enforcement officer (CEO) was involved in an altercation with a group of men in Clapton, east London, last month. Footage released on social media, and circulated by national and local newspapers, shows the CEO, who was on moped patrol at the time,... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Douglas Campbell is new chair of Independent Scutiny Board for Parking Appeals on Private Land

Douglas Campbell is new chair of Independent Scutiny Board for Parking Appeals on Private Land

Douglas Campbell OBE has been appointed chair of the Independent Scrutiny Board for Parking Appeals on Private Land (ISPA). The board’s remit is to ensure that the POPLA service for adjudicating appeals against parking charge notices (PCNs) issued on private land is independent and fair.  The board reviews specific areas of POPLA work and considers complaints... continue

26 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Don’t ignore those who voice concerns over fines, ombudsman tells councils

Don’t ignore those who voice concerns over fines, ombudsman tells councils
Patrick McDonnell

Councils must do more to make parking fines “fairer”, states... continue

7 Feb 2017Parking Review News

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