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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 group. Marston Holdings has not revealed how much it paid private equity company AAC Capital Partners for NSL. NSL provides civil parking enforcement for local government across the UK, vehicle excise duty enforcement on behalf of DVLA and the administration of taxi and private hire vehicle licensing for Transport for London. The company also conducts ‘right to work’ document checking and has a debt recovery arm called TASK Enforcement. Highway design consultancy Project Centre is... continue

11 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Volkswagen buys PayByPhone service
Mark Moran

Volkswagen has bought the PayByPhone cashless parking service from PayPoint for £26.5m in cash. PayPoint sold its Mobile Payments business to Volkswagen Financial Services AG on 23 December. A dividend of the gross sale proceeds, which amounts to 38.9p per share, will be paid on 11 January... continue

23 Dec 2016Parking Review News
CitiPark expands electric vehicle charging provision

CitiPark expands electric vehicle charging provision

A UK parking company now offers electric vehicle (EV) charging across its UK car parking network, including Tesla Destination Chargers. CitiPark is offering customers the chance to use three Tesla... continue

22 Dec 2016Parking Review News

CAA says airports must ensure parking agreements comply with compeitition rules
Mark Moran

Airport operators need to review their commercial agreements to ensure they comply with consumer and competition law, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The CAA has published a review of parking and other road-based transport options for passengers travelling to UK airports,... continue

20 Dec 2016Parking Review News

East Midlands airport fixed parking prices with off-site operator, says CAA
Mark Moran

A major UK airport broke competition law by agreeing to fix the price of parking services with an off-airport operator, the first competition probe undertaken by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has found. However, East Midlands International Airport (EMIA) escaped a fine of almost... continue

20 Dec 2016Parking Review News

NCP can take bookings at 23 airports

NCP has signed a series of partner agreements enabling it to offer car park bookings across the UK. The partnerships with white label airport parking aggregator APH and payment provider ADVAM mean NCP now can take bookings at car parks serving 23 airports. NCP’s inventory covers six airports:... continue

19 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Parkopedia selected to provide Audi China with in-car parking service

Parking information provider Parkopedia has expanded its footprint in China via new contracts with car-makers Audi and Mazda. Audi China has adopted Parkopedia as the content provider for its premium in-car ‘Parking Info’ Audi connect after testing it across major... continue

14 Dec 2016Parking Review News

ParkCloud expands European client base

UK-based online parking services provider ParkCloud has signed a series of contracts across Europe. ParkCloud currently has a database of 1,800 car parks in 39 countries worldwide and its partners include airlines, airports, travel agents and parking operators. Online travel agent Gotogate will use... continue

14 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Online parking specialists ADVAM and IDeaS form partnership

Parking technology providers ADVAM and IDeaS Revenue Solutions have entered into partnership with the aim of enabling clients to use next generation analytics and price optimisation technology. ADVAM’s AltitudeReservation platform enables parking operators to offer a pre-book service to their... continue

14 Dec 2016Parking Review News

US operator LAZ Parking buys pioneering LA's Valet Parking Service

US operator LAZ Parking has acquired Los Angeles-based Valet Parking Service (VPS). LAZ has now merged its Los Angeles operations with VPS. Herb Citrin, who died in 2013, is known as the ‘Father of Valet.’ He made the profession more widespread in Los Angeles and helped shape the... continue

14 Dec 2016Parking Review News

US cashless parking platform Passport buys rival ParkX

Passport, a US mobile payment provider for parking and transit, has acquired ParkX, a mobile payment for parking provider based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Passport software platform provides technologies for parking, transit, and enforcement operations. The acquisition of ParkX expands... continue

14 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Circontrol splits electric vehicle and car park energy management businesses

Spain’s Circontrol, a compant which specialises in electric vehicle charging and energy management systems, is splitting its activities into two divisions. The new structure sees the formation of CirPark, a division dedicated to the energy efficiency in parking, and CirCarLife, which will... continue

14 Dec 2016Parking Review News

NCP retains ISO 14001 across Tube and Bolton contracts

NCP has had the environmental management processes on two of its contracts reviewed and renewed. The operator retained its ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditation for both its Bolton Borough Council and London Underground contracts following a number of external assessments during August... continue

9 Dec 2016Parking Review News

NCP pre-book revenues rise as coverage grows

NCP says it has seen a dramatic rise in drivers pre-booking parking following the roll out of the service to nearly 200 car parks nationwide. The pre-book offering has become an increasingly significant part of NCP’s portfolio, with revenues from the service growing by 57% year-on-year.... continue

9 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Online provider Spacehopper partners with Green Parking

Green Parking and peer-to-peer parking service Spacehopper are working together to provide over 330 pre-bookable spaces at six sites across the country. The announcement follows a short trial of a selection of Green Parking sites on Spacehopper. The new agreement includes newly established Green... continue

1 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Lincolnshire and North Kesteven create parking enforcement partnership

Lincolnshire County Council has awarded a civil parking enforcement services contract to APCOA UK & Ireland. The parking company has been a provider to both Lincolnshire and North Kesteven District Council 2012, but the new arrangement is being run as a single framework agreement headed up by... continue

22 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Citizens Advice sees increase in enquiries about parking on private lad

More people are brining their parking problems to Citizens Advice. The first quarter of 2016/17 saw 1,815 people contacting Citizens Advice in England and Wales about problems with parking. This represented a rise of 24% on the same period in the previous year. More than three-quarters (1,382) of... continue

19 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Parking and vehicle rental associations agree new processes

The International Parking Community (IPC) has signed an agreement with the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) that will simplify the process of transferring liability and recovering payment for parking charge notices (PCNs) issued in private land. The agreement is to improve... continue

16 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Prosecutions for Blue Badge misuse plateau at around 900 a year
Mark Moran

Almost 900 people were prosecuted for misusing Blue Badges between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, the Department for Transport has revealed. The vast majority of the 896 prosecutions (98%) involved a non-badge holder using another person’s Blue Badge. Blue Badges’ are issued by local... continue

15 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Manchester extends NSL contract

Manchester City Council has confirmed a two-year contract extension with NSL, which has run parking enforcement for the council since 2002. NSL is responsible for on-street enforcement, vehicle removal and Blue Badge Fraud support. The extended contract will see NSL take responsibility for managing... continue

12 Dec 2016Parking Review News

POPLA suspends hearings involving Railway Byelaws

The British Parking Association (BPA) has called on government to find a solution to Railway Byelaws, which it has emerged may fall outside the scope of the appeals processes set for parking on private land. John Gallagher, lead adjudicator of Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA), is concerned... continue

6 Dec 2016Parking Review News
Cost and availability of parking is a growing concern for motorists, says RAC

Cost and availability of parking is a growing concern for motorists, says RAC
Mark Moran

There is growing concern among motorists about both the cost and... continue

23 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Isle of Wight to adopt a more coherent approach to parking provision
Patrick McDonnell

A growing population and increasing number of cars on Isle of Wight could lead to the introduction of more consistent parking enforcement and pricing measures, new payment systems and measures to better balance the supply and demand of spaces. Isle of Wight Council’s executive has agreed a... continue

16 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Chester develops strategy to meet parking demand
Patrick McDonnell

Demand for parking in the historic city of Chester could be met by building new car parks and adopting a different approach to concessions offered to shoppers.  Cheshire West and Chester Council is conducting a public consultation on the initial recommendations made by consultant Mott... continue

20 Dec 2016Parking Review News

Civil enforcement officer dies after moped collides with lorry
Patrick McDonnell

A civil enforcement officer (CEO) has died after his moped collided with a lorry while he was on patrol for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London. The CEO, Beju Shah, worked for the council’s parking enforcement provider NSL. The collision happened at the junction of... continue

16 Jan 2017Parking Review News

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