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Hungry valet driver ticketed in client's car
Patrick McDonnell

A holidaymaker who was penalised after an airport valet parking firm left his car in a bus stop in Luton received an apology from the firm. It emerged that the Drivefly valet driver had stopped in the bus-stop because he wanted to buy something to eat. Graeme Philpot handed his BMW to Drivefly at Luton Airport on 30 August, with the car due to be handed back to him on his return on 9 September. Philpot received a £70 penalty charge notice (PCN) in the post from Luton Borough Council for being “stopped on a restricted bus stop”. The PCN came with photographic evidence of his car parked in Chapel Street, Luton, at 5:45pm on 7 September, two days before his return. Although Philpot said that he did not check the mileage when he picked up the vehicle he said he was sure that... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Failed meet & greet firm boss has flown overseas
Patrick McDonnell

The director of a meet & greet airport parking company wanted for questioning after holidaymakers were left stranded without their cars when it ceased trading is believed to have left the UK.  Sussex Trading Standards has said there is little chance of prosecuting Umar Irshad, director of... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
AppyParking launches competition to create a smart parking city

AppyParking launches competition to create a smart parking city
Mark Moran

Parking app developer AppyParking has launched an Innovation... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Virtual loading bays to go live in London

Virtual loading bays to go live in London
Mark Moran

The concept of a loading bay that only operates for the time it is required is set to become a reality. The virtual... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Parking operator Indigo links up with Faxi ride-sharing app

Parking operator Indigo links up with Faxi ride-sharing app
Mark Moran

Parking operator Indigo will be partnering with Faxi, a... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Q-Park launches ‘park and service’ operation in Glasgow

Q-Park launches ‘park and service’ operation in Glasgow
Mark Moran

Q-Park is offering customers the chance to give their... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News
International Parking Community deepens work with People's Parking scheme

International Parking Community deepens work with People's Parking scheme
Mark Moran

The International Parking Community (IPC) has formalised its partnership... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Police Scotland says it will still enforce parking across Dumfries and Galloway
Patrick McDonnell

Police Scotland has said that it will continue enforcing parking regulations in Dumfries and Galloway following concerns raised by local councillors about an apparent increase in drivers committing contraventions.  However, the force has said its officers will need to focus on other areas of... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Court orders Dundee nurses to pay hospital parking charges
Mark Moran

Three nurses have been ordered to pay more than £4,000 in charges to the company that operates parking at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital. Indigo Park Services UK launched a civil action at Dundee Sheriff Court, claiming the nurses had parked without valid tickets. In their defence, the nurses... continue

26 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Liverpool City Council creates new cabinet post to focus on pavement parking
Mark Moran

Councillors voted to create the new cabinet position to tackle the problems with pavement parking and issues around disabled access around Liverpool. The Inclusive and Accessible City cabinet role will be held by Cllr Pam Thomas, who is a wheelchair user. Cllr Thomas told the Liverpool Echo:... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Police offer Telford & Wrekin Council £150k to take on parking powers
Mark Moran

Telford & Wrekin Council has been offered up to £150,000 by Shropshire police if it takes over parking enforcement. Telford & Wrekin is one of only 21 councils that does not have civil parking enforcement (CPE) powers. It is also the only unitary authority not to enforce parking and... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Dundee council asks drivers to park considerately
Mark Moran

Dundee City Council is appealing to motorists to think before parking in a restricted bay. The call comes in the wake of the findings of a Holyrood Committee which revealed that people still think it is acceptable to use a disabled parking place to “nip to the shops”. Lynne Short,... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Call for better enforcement of disabled parking in Scotland
Mark Moran

Disabled persons' parking spaces are being routinely abused, eight years after legislation designed to prevent misuse was passed, says Holyrood's local government and finance committee. The committee has called on the Scottish government to devise a public awareness campaign highlighting the... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News
School crossing patrols wear body cameras to deter dangerous driving

School crossing patrols wear body cameras to deter dangerous driving
Mark Moran

School crossing patrols in West Sussex are being issued with... continue

20 Sep 2017Parking Review News
20 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Motorists want an end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry, claims RAC

Motorists want an end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry, claims RAC
Mark Moran

Drivers overwhelmingly support government regulation of the private parking... continue

14 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Enforcement deters abuse of supermarket disabled parking bays, survey suggests

Enforcement deters abuse of supermarket disabled parking bays, survey suggests
Mark Moran

The active enforcement of supermarket parking bays designated for people with... continue

14 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Higher penalties will deter bad parking and Congestion Charge evasion, says TfL
Patrick McDonnell

Transport for London (TfL) wants to increase the cost of penalty charge notices (PCNs) for parking on high priority Red Routes and also for failing to pay the Congestion Charge. The proposed increase would see PCNs rise from £130 to £160, or £65 to £80 for early payment In... continue

7 Sep 2017Parking Review News

20mph speed limit trials set to begin across Westminster
Mark Moran

The City of Westminster is to introduce 20mph speed limits to the areas surrounding 38 schools. The 20mph signs will start appearing this this week and every sign should be visible to motorists by next week, said the council. The schools will be receiving a tailored road safety education programme... continue

7 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Scottish politician calls for controls on private parking firms at BPA event
Mark Moran

A Scottish politician who has been campaigning for better regulation of parking on private land addressed at the British Parking Association (BPA) Parking Scotland conference in Stirling. Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser said measures to improve confidence in the sector would provide a... continue

25 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Chichester town centre parking consultation underway
Partick McDonnell

Enabling commuters to park on residential streets in the day, and converting city centre car parks to short-stay, are among the ideas that West Sussex County Council is exploring as it seeks ways of managing parking in Chichester to deal with growing parking demands in the city. The county council... continue

7 Sep 2017Parking Review News
McArdle will manage Grid Smarter Cities' Kerb virtual parking system roll-out

McArdle will manage Grid Smarter Cities' Kerb virtual parking system roll-out

John McArdle has joined Grid Smarter Cities, a company that is developing new ways of managing the urban realm, including the provision of virtual loading bays for delivery vehicles. McArdle has worked in parking and traffic management since 1979, when he joined Strathclyde Regional Council’s Traffic... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Potter launches Parking Perspectives

Potter launches Parking Perspectives
Mark Moran

Transport consultant Andrew Potter has launched a new consultancy called Parking Perspectives. It provides... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
ZatPark customer experience brings in customer experience manager

ZatPark customer experience brings in customer experience manager

ZatPark, a cloud-based parking management system specialist, has appointed Celina Herbert as customer experience manager. She joins the company as it implements the next phase of their strategic growth plan. Her background has been in the recruitment sector,... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Clarke leaves Parkmobile Group

Clarke leaves Parkmobile Group

Harry Clarke has stepped down from his role of chief commercial officer (CCO) at Parkmobile Group Europe. It is 20... continue

3 Oct 2017Parking Review News

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