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Volvo retains Parkopedia as parking services provider

Parkopedia has been renewed as the global parking services provider to Volvo Car Group. Parkopedia provides drivers with information on parking across Europe,... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
RingGo apologises for service disruption

RingGo apologises for service disruption
Mark Moran

Users of the RingGo cashless parking service experienced problems paying for parking on 23 November, prompting concerns... continue

28 Nov 2016Parking Review News

Croydon to relax parking rules over Christmas

Restrictions on parking bays and council car parks will relaxed in Croydon over the Christmas and New Year period. Croydon Council believes its annual relaxation of parking charges enables people to visit shops, enjoy the displays of festive illuminations or to drop in on friends and... continue

3 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Scottish Borders to focus on compliance

Scottish Borders Council has decided not to introduce decriminalised parking enforcement, but instead hopes the introduction of a ‘disc parking’ scheme and focussed police enforcement will improve access to spaces in the towns of Selkirk and Hawick.  Council leader David Parker... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Medway tackles overnight HGV parking problem

Medway tackles overnight HGV parking problem

Medway Council has started carrying out nighttime parking enforcement patrols on business parks in a bid to stop illegal lorry parking. This is to tackle problems of... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Parent and teacher enforcement trial around Essex school issued no tickets

A scheme that enabled teachers and parents to enforce parking restrictions on roads outside an Essex primary school has not resulted in any penalty notices being issued. Thurrock Council asked volunteers to act as ‘traffic wardens’ at Tilbury Pioneer Academy in Essex in September 2015.... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Bolton and Rochdale team up to contract parking enforcement services

Two councils in Greater Manchester have worked in partnership to hire parking enforcement services. Bolton Council and Rochdale Council adopted a joint procurement approach to select NSL as their contractor. The company has delivered enforcement services in both towns for more than a decade, but... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Lawyer doctored parking permit to reach job on Isle of Wight
Patrick McDonnell

A lawyer has been found guilt of fraud after tampering with an out-of-date season parking ticket. On 21 October Steven Barker was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court to a six-month prison sentence suspended for two years and given 150 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £986 prosecution... continue

1 Nov 2016Parking Review News

Portsmouth City Council tracks down man who misused Blue Badge
Partick McDonnell

A motorist caught misusing a Blue Badge, which gives disabled people certain parking rights, pleaded for leniency claiming that he was helping the wheelchair user when he appeared in court. Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court was told Robert Correa twice used the disabled man’s Blue Badge... continue

1 Nov 2016Parking Review News

Government will act on illegal lorry parking, roads minister tells MPs, councils and freight sector

The government has pledged to clamp down on illegal HGV parking. Roads minister John Hayes made the commitment at a meeting with Helen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid-Kent, representatives of the haulage industry, Kent County Council and other local authorities. Roads minister John Hayes said the... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Use of Scottish electric vehicle charge points doubles, reports RAC Foundation

Electric vehicle charging points in Scotland were used 26,119 times during August 2016. This is twice the volume (12,939) in the same month a year earlier, and nine times the usage in August 2014 (2,885).  However, despite the overall increase in usage there were still 25% of charge... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Parking charge variations bill proceeds to committee stage

A bill amending wording within the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 relating to the varying of local authority parking charges is moving through Parliament. The Parking Places (Variations of Charges Bill) 2016-17 has been prepared by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The bill... continue

25 Nov 2016Parking Review News

Bill extending public access to local audit documents proceeds

A Private Members’ Bill seeking to extend public access to local audit documents has cleared another hurdle in Parliament. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE continue

25 Nov 2016Parking Review News
NCP retains Park Marks for Birmingham Airport sites

NCP retains Park Marks for Birmingham Airport sites

NCP has retained the Park Mark award for nine of its 10 car parks at Birmingham Airport after an assessment by West Midlands Police. It is the seventh consecutive year that NCP has achieved the standard,... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Charnwood Borough Council achieved Park Mark for Daventry car parks

Charnwood Borough Council achieved Park Mark for Daventry car parks

All five car parks run by Charnwood Borough Council in Loughborough town centre have had their Park Marks renewed. Four sites – Granby Street, Browns Lane, Southfields Road and Southfields Road office – have received the Park Mark award for the eighth... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Farmers enter the railway parking market

Farmers enter the railway parking market

A car park created by farmers to provide spaces for rail users in Northamptonshire has received a Park Mark. Farming family Jackson & Co identified the... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Newcore Capital Management buys Derby car park sites

Newcore Capital Management, a real estate investment manager, has exchanged contracts to buy a three-acre surface parking site in the centre of Derby for £6.05m. Newcore’s Strategic Situations II, a £25m opportunistic fund, is acquiring the site on the corner of Traffic Street and... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Brighter basement car park greets Birmingham Costco customers

Brighter basement car park greets Birmingham Costco customers

A Costco store in Birmingham has reduce its energy consumption by around 70% by adopting LED lighting in its underground shoppers’ car park.  The car park had around 300 metal halide light fittings. Due to the nature of the car... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
New look car park is good news for Bon Accord shoppers

New look car park is good news for Bon Accord shoppers

The multi-storey car park serving a shopping centre in Aberdeen has been refurbished at a cost of £2m. The Loch Street car park provides 1,400 spaces for the Bon Accord centre, which has around 100 stores. The... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
APH wins airport parking trophy for seventh year running

APH wins airport parking trophy for seventh year running

Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) was named Best Airport Parking Company at the British Travel Awards for a seventh year in succession. The British Travel Awards are voted for exclusively by the travelling public, with over... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Big cheer for quieter deliveries at noise abatement awards

Big cheer for quieter deliveries at noise abatement awards

Transport for London’s Retiming Deliveries Consortium won the Quiet Cities Collaboration Award at the Noise Abatement Society’s John Connell Awards.  The group, made up of London boroughs, trade associations and... continue

4 Nov 2016Parking Review News

Fake parking ticket scam revealed

Scam artists are sending motorists emails purporting to be parking charge notices issued by private parking operators. The fake messages are supposedly from UK Parking Control. The company is a member of the British Parking Association (BPA), which has highlighted the fraud. “Legitimate... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Welsh councils generate surplus of £13.8m from parking, says RAC Foundation

Local authorities in Wales made a combined surplus of £13.8m on their parking activities in the last financial year, according to research conducted for the RAC Foundation. The data analysed by consultant David Leibling for the foundation comes from the official returns made in a standardised... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Third of English NHS trusts have increased parking fees in past year, says Press Association

A third of hospital trusts in England have increased their car parking charges in the last year, according to an analysis of NHS data by the Press Association (PA).  The PA says its analysis is based on figures obtained directly from NHS trusts and data submitted to NHS Digital.  The NHS... continue

2 Dec 2016Parking Review News

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