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Pay for parking with plastic... bottles

Pay for parking with plastic... bottles

CitiPark is letting customers pay for parking with plastic bottles as part of a recycling initiative at its flagship Merrion Centre site in Leeds. To claim the money off parking, customers must personally hand all bottles to the CitiPark office attendant in the CitiPark customer service suite at... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

APCOA wins South Western Railway contract

South Western Railway (SWR) has appointed APCOA Parking (UK) at all 135 station car parks across its franchise. The contract is for four years and comes with a possible extension of one year. It commenced on 20 September. APCOA is responsible for providing car park management and new technology,... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Morrison’s Higginson becomes chair of YourParkingSpaces

Morrison’s Higginson becomes chair of YourParkingSpaces

Andrew Higginson, chairman of retailer Morrisons, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk. The arrival of Higginson, which is in an external capacity to his current... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Cashless payment and use of ANPR rising in retail parking, says JLL

Cashless payment and use of ANPR rising in retail parking, says JLL

Car parks are a vital element of shopping centres, but how does parking fit into the business of retail? Insights into the running costs, tariffs, profitability and impact of technology on retail parking is provided by property services company JLL, which has just... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

UK transport innovators hit the accelerator

Digital parking specialist AppyParking is among a group of companies that will join the Intelligent Mobility (IM) Accelerator in Milton Keynes. The second cohort of UK businesses successful businesses are working on: making it easier to park; predicting road accidents; managing swarms of autonomous... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Q-Park introduces Employee Parking Platform

Q-Park has launched the Employee Parking Platform for city centre companies that want to offer employees an extra benefit. The platform is free to the companies that sign-up. The platform has flexible payment and contract options and allows employees to buy an annual, quarterly or monthly season... continue

5 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Vaxtor buys ANPR technology specialist RoadPixel

Hertfordshire-based automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system manufacturer RoadPixel has been acquired by Vaxtor Technologies. The move will see Vaxtor relocate its international headquarters from Spain to the UK. The combined Vaxtor and RoadPixel operation will be renamed Vaxtor and will... continue

5 Oct 2018Parking Review News
29 Sep 2018Parking Review News
Passport appoints Warnes and Mahendra to lead UK expansion

Passport appoints Warnes and Mahendra to lead UK expansion

Mobile payments specialist Passport has appointed Adam Warnes to head up its UK operations. Warnes was previously head of parking at Westminster City Council. Passport is a US-based company whose product lines span parking payment,... continue

24 Sep 2018Parking Review News
CEO attacked by street gang in Birmingham

CEO attacked by street gang in Birmingham

A civil enforcement officer was dragged off his moped and assaulted by a gang of youths on a Birmingham street. The attack on CEO Charlie Weston, who works for... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Hertfordshire councils appoint APCOA as enforcement contractor

East Hertfordshire District Council, Stevenage Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have appointed APCOA Parking (UK) as their parking management contractor. The five-year contract, which comes into effect on 17 January 2019, covers services including the enforcement of on-street and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

APCOA to process Lincolnshire’s PCNs

Lincolnshire County Council has appointed APCOA Parking (UK) to run its notice processing service. The five-year contract will see APCOA provide a full back office service to the county’s parking enforcement contract, which is also operated by APCOA.  APCOA is working with parking... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
JBW Group buys Phoenix Commercial Collections

JBW Group buys Phoenix Commercial Collections

Civil enforcement agency JBW Group has acquired Phoenix Commercial Collections. JBW fully acquired the shares of Phoenix with funding provided by its Japanese-based parent company... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Body-worn cameras have cut assaults on Ipswich parking patrols

Issuing parking patrol officers with body-worn cameras has led to a dramatic reduction in assaults in Ipswich over the past year. Verbal assaults on parking staff dropped to 12 in 2018, a 66% reduction, while just one civil enforcement officer (CEO) has been physically assaulted since the cameras... continue

5 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Parking management undertaken by councils is an “essential public service” that benefits London’s economy while helping to deal with traffic, improve air quality and ensure better road safety, states a report commissioned by London Councils.  The London boroughs association commissioned consultant Integrated... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Bristol looks at congestion and parking levies to fund transport strategy

Bristol looks at congestion and parking levies to fund transport strategy

Bristol City Council has suggested introducing a workplace parking levy or a congestion charge to fund significant investments in public transport infrastructure. The prospect of new levies on motorists is raised in the Bristol Transport Strategy, which sets out how the city’s council... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Scots back clearer rules on private parking, says MSP

There is widespread support in Scotland for better regulation of the management of parking on private land, a consultation on proposed legislation indicates. Respondees also want to see an independent appeals service, but do not like the idea of introducing keeper liability, the consultation... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
26,000 sign free hospital parking petition

26,000 sign free hospital parking petition

A petition calling for an immediate end to car parking charges at all NHS hospitals was delivered to Number 10 Downing Street last month (10 September). The online... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Neville heads to Milton Keynes for OCS Group

Neville heads to Milton Keynes for OCS Group

Jade Neville has become parking services manager for OCS Group in Milton Keynes. Her new role involves the running and maintenance of parking enforcement provision in the... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Coltman is Smart Parking’s UK CEO

Coltman is Smart Parking’s UK CEO

Nigel Coltman has bee appointed as the new chief executive of Smart Parking Technology in the UK. Coltman joins the... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Riding the long road pays off

Riding the long road pays off

Cycling duo raise £40k for air ambulance and fight against motor neurone disease Tim Daniels, sales and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Preston Bus Station awarded Park Mark

Preston Bus Station awarded Park Mark

The multi-storey car park at Preston Bus Station has been awarded a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. The car park at the Grade II-Listed... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Cemplas opens new regional office

Cemplas opens new regional office

Car park structure refurbishment specialist Cemplas has opened a new regional office covering the Midlands and North. The new... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

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