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Off-airport operator BoMo Parking Services shuts down
Patrick McDonnell

Hundreds of sets of car keys were handed in at Bournemouth Airport’s reception after BoMo Parking Services ceased trading. An employee of BoMo Parking... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Debit cards now more popular than cash

The growing popularity of contactless cards has seen debit card payments overtake cash use for the first time, figures from banking trade body UK Finance reveal.  The popularity of contactless payments among UK consumers is a key driver of debit card growth. In total, across both debit and... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Manchester Airports Group buys Looking4Parking.com

Manchester Airports Group buys Looking4Parking.com

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has acquired Looking4.com, an online consolidator and price comparison business, for an undisclosed sum. Looking4.com and its team of 35 people will integrate into... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News

NCP enters ‘free’ parking site management market

NCP has launched a management solutions team to serve free retail and leisure non-chargeable car parks.  The new team aims to directly challenge the incumbents, largely ANPR-based service providers. NCP’s existing expertise has been in running paid parking solutions in locations such as... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Renault to let public test autonomous on-demand vehicles from 2019

Renault to let public test autonomous on-demand vehicles from 2019

Renault is planning to launch what it claims will be the first on-demand shared mobility service to use autonomous vehicles on open roads in Europe. The service will be made available to the public in northern France during the final quarter of 2018.  The... continue

29 Jun 2018Parking Review News
£30m fund for self-parking car development

£30m fund for self-parking car development
Mark Moran

UK technology and automotive businesses have been invited to bid for £30m to help make self-parking cars a reality. Two... continue

29 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Passport hires Karpovich to lead mergers and acquisitions

Passport hires Karpovich to lead mergers and acquisitions

Igor Karpovich has joined Passport, a US-based mobile payments provider working in the parking and transportation industry. Karpovich has been named chief corporate development officer. Karpovich most recently served as the... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
AppyParking appoints mapping and mobility experts

AppyParking appoints mapping and mobility experts

AppyParking, the kerbside management platform, has added Ben Boutcher-West and Minesh Naran to its team. Ben Boutcher-West is AppyParking’s new head of mobility, a role that will see him... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
55% of drivers oppose UK-wide ban on pavement parking, survey suggests

55% of drivers oppose UK-wide ban on pavement parking, survey suggests

A majority of people are against a UK-wide pavement parking ban, a survey undertaken by YourParkingSpace suggests. The online parking marketplace undertook the survey in the wake of the Scottish Government’s decision to proceed with a nationwide pavement parking... continue

5 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Online service goes live for parking and bus lane penalty appeals in Scotland

Online service goes live for parking and bus lane penalty appeals in Scotland

Motorists across Scotland can now appeal parking and bus lane penalties online using a new service introduced by the Parking and Bus Lane Tribunal. The body, which deals with appeals rejected by councils, launched its online platform this month.  The platform being used is a customised version of the... continue

5 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Nottinghamshire deploys new CCTV car at schools

Nottinghamshire County Council has deployed a second CCTV enforcement vehicle to deter dangerous and inconsiderate parking outside schools. Councillors agreed to the new car following the high demand for the current vehicle, which has been helping enforce ‘keep clear’ markings outside... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Surrey Heath urges parents to 'park smarter' around schools

Surrey Heath urges parents to 'park smarter' around schools

“Park Smart and put children’s safety first” is the message being delivered to parents in Surrey. Surrey Heath Borough Council has teamed up with Surrey County Council and Police to encourage safer parking around... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Slough extends Indigo's parking enforcement contract

Slough extends Indigo's parking enforcement contract

Slough Borough Council has awarded Indigo a new five-year parking enforcement contract. Indigo has worked for the council since 2010. The contractor has made a commitment to employee development,... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Aberdeen has processed no parking appeals since January
Patrick McDonnell

Aberdeen City Council has processed no penalty charge notice appeals this year, citing a backlog of cases caused by a high volume of appeals as the reason. None of the 2,289 PCN appeals received between 1 January and 20 May had been dealt with, the council revealed to a Freedom of Information (FOI)... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Scottish Government backs private land Bill

The Scottish Government is giving its backing to a Bill aimed at regulating the management of parking on private land.  SNP transport minister Humza Yousaf supported the Regulation of Privately-Operated Car Parks (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser during a legislative... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Scottish pavement parking ban draws closer

The Transport (Scotland) Bill will introduce a national ban on pavement and double parking to make it easier for local authorities to ensure pavements and roads are  safer and more accessible.  The Bill states: “The Scottish Government’s intention is to undertake a nationwide... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Climbing mountains to save baby elephants

Climbing mountains to save baby elephants

Nortech’s managing director Stephen Blackler has been climbing mountains in North Africa to raise money for orphaned elephants. Blackler scaled the... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Hats off to the midnight walkers

Hats off to the midnight walkers

A team from Total Car Parks volunteered to help a nighttime charity walk in Colchester. Total Car Parks’ IT and... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Leeds adds hybrid electric buses to park & ride services

Leeds adds hybrid electric buses to park & ride services

Eight ultra-low emission Hybrid Electric buses are now serving Leeds’ Elland Road and Temple Green park & ride sites. It is anticipated the hybrid vehicles will deliver significant fuel and C02 improvements and... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News

York park & ride to run longer on summer evenings

Users of York’s park & ride service will be able to enjoy the attractions in the city centre for longer this summer after the city council and its bus operator decided that the timetable should be extended into the evenings for a ten-week trial period. City of York Council and bus... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
New car park opens at Market Harborough station

New car park opens at Market Harborough station

A 300-space car park opened to the public at Market Harborough station in Leicestershire on the Midland Main Line on 18 June. The opening of the new car park has enabled the existing one... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

BPA forms car park fire safety working group

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a working group to examine the issue of fire safety in car parks in the wake of a major blaze at a multi-storey in Liverpool on New Year’s Eve. The group is chaired by Russell Simmons, who is chair of the BPA’s Structures Group and... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
What is the world’s coolest car park?

What is the world’s coolest car park?

Ten parking structures have been short listed for the 2018 World’s Coolest Car Parks competition, which seeks to celebrate creativity and... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Cemplas hires Wood as regional manager

Cemplas hires Wood as regional manager

Car park refurbishment specialist Cemplas has appointed Mike Wood to the role of regional manager. Wood has a background in the construction industry... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Total Car Parks backs IoD ‘Start Up’ award

Total Car Parks backs IoD ‘Start Up’ award

Essex-based Total Car Parks backed the Institute of Directors’ East of England Director of the Year Awards 2018, which were presented in Newmarket, Suffolk on 15... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

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