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Q-Park secure long-term deal in Leeds

Q-Park has secured a 40-year lease on the St John’s Centre car park in Leeds. The long-term deal replaces a short-term lease agreement that Q-Park held previously.  The operator said it would immediately commence refurbishment of the 282-space car park that will take eight months to complete. The car park will receive a fully coated deck finish, walls and soffits will be painted.  St John’s Centre is one of five parking facilities operated by Q-Park in Leeds city centre. It is attached to the St John’s Shopping Centre in the northern part of the city and used by shoppers and leisure customers, as well as people heading to the Leeds Arena.  Stephen Cahoon, head of UK Asset Management at Cromwell Property Group, said: “We are delighted to have worked... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Airport parking specialist Looking4.com looking to grow

Airport parking specialist Looking4.com looking to grow

Looking4.com, an airport parking price comparison company, has appointed audit, tax and consulting firm RSM to support its growth plans. The Leeds-based business recently secured a partnership agreement with... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Cleverciti secures funding for international growth

Smart parking solution provider Cleverciti Systems has secured $13m growth funding round. Cleverciti’s overhead sensors for on-street and outdoor parking provide real-time parking data to parking operators, local authorities and drivers. New investor EnBW New Ventures, which provides... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Government to back regulation of parking on private land

Government to back regulation of parking on private land
Mark Moran

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that... continue

28 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Delivery-to-vehicle app to be trialled in Barcelona car parks

Delivery-to-vehicle app to be trialled in Barcelona car parks

Trials of an online shopping service that delivers straight to cars is to be run in Barcelona by Spanish car-maker SEAT in partnership with car park operator Saba. Droppit is an app that allows people to place a shopping order at a virtual... continue

28 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Barbour Logic parking correspondence systems now used by half of London boroughs

Barbour Logic parking correspondence systems now used by half of London boroughs

The London Borough of Lambeth has adopted Barbour Logic’s correspondence technologies to create letters replying to drivers who have contacted the authority about penalty charge notices (PCNs) that they have received.  Response Master uses decision-making software to create letters in Plain English. The... continue

27 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Model shows only 2,000 private cars needed in Barcelona if used with 500 shared shuttles

The Cooperative Automotive Research Network (CARNET)* has implemented a cutting-edge simulation environment for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area in the form of The Virtual Mobility Lab. The aim of the lab is to show how it can analyse and assess the impact of smart mobility projects in Barcelona,... continue

25 Jan 2018Parking Review News
BMW Group becomes Parkmobile’s sole external shareholder in North America

BMW Group becomes Parkmobile’s sole external shareholder in North America

Mobile parking solutions company Parkmobile LLC has undergone a recapitalisation of the business and investment by BMW Group.  BMW Group, which had been a minority investor in Parkmobile since 2014, will now be the sole outside investor after buying out the legacy shareholders in the... continue

19 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Citipark commits to run 100% electric vehicle fleet by 2020

Parking operator CitiPark has pledged to convert its entire fleet of vehicles to electric models by 2020, in line with government ambitions for 5% of new car registrations to be EVs by the end of the decade. This is one of several low emission vehicle initiatives being undertaken by CitiPark. It... continue

5 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Rise in private PCNs alarms RAC Foundation

Drivers were hit with a record number of parking tickets on private land in the third quarter of 2017-18. RAC Foundation analysis of government data shows that between October and December private parking companies received 1,576,593 vehicle keeper records from the DVLA. The information is used by... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Motorists support regulation of private parking sector, says RAC

An overwhelming majority of motorists support the Private Member’s Bill to introduce better regulation of private parking companies, claims the RAC. The motoring organisation had called on the government to introduce better regulation of the private parking sector and welcomed Sir Greg... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Southwark parking patrols to enforce anti-idling rules

Southwark parking patrols to enforce anti-idling rules
Patrick McDonnell

Drivers are now being asked to turn off their engines... continue

6 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Falkirk Council set to take over parking enforcement
Patrick McDonnell

Civil parking enforcement is due to start in Falkirk later this year with the appointment of six parking attendants.  Falkirk Council has consulted over 220 stakeholders, including all community councils, nursery, primary and secondary schools and organisations representing the interests of... continue

17 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Workplace parking levy proposal causes tension in Manchester

A workplace parking levy is among measures being considered by local authorities in the Greater Manchester area as they prepare a strategy to tackle unlawful air quality levels. However, Manchester City Council has already signalled its unease about either a workplace parking levy or congestion... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Jersey reviews parking as a service

The States of Jersey has commissioned a review of the parking services it provides. The Channel Isle’s Department for Infrastructure has commissioned consultant Parking Perspectives, supported by Parking Associates, to provide assurance on the value for money, and effectiveness of the service... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Sir Greg Knight's bid to regulate parking moves forward

Sir Greg Knight's bid to regulate parking moves forward
Mark Moran

The government has given its blessing to a Private... continue

5 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Cornwall council to abolish evening car park tariffs
Patrick McDonnell

Evening parking charges are to be scrapped in all 146 car parks run by Cornwall Council from 1 April. This forms part of the council’s review of parking charges and the way drivers can pay for parking in the county. But while the council is removing evening charges, daytime charges in some... continue

25 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Government to extend Blue Badge parking rights to people with hidden disabilities

Government to extend Blue Badge parking rights to people with hidden disabilities
Mark Moran

People with hidden disabilities could soon have greater access to Blue Badges... continue

22 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Phoenix expands management team

Civil enforcement agent Phoenix Commercial Services has added two new managers to its team. New client support manager Guy Barrington will be responsible for supporting Phoenix’s clients in the north of England. Barrington has 30 years client management and business development... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Luton parking service’s Hazel Brown passes away

Luton parking service’s Hazel Brown passes away

Hazel Brown, a former civil enforcement officer for Luton Borough Council has died aged 67. She transferred to Luton’s new parking services team in 1998 from Bedfordshire Police,... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
ParkCloud strengthens head office team

ParkCloud strengthens head office team

Online parking reservation specialist ParkCloud has appointed three new members to its head office team in Manchester.  Marketing analyst Elvan... continue

27 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Ponting joins parking payment system manufacturer IPS (UK)

Ponting joins parking payment system manufacturer IPS (UK)

ºLeighton Ponting has joined parking payment system manufacturer IPS UK as regional manager for Wales and South West England. Ponting brings a wealth of experience in the parking industry to the growing IPS team, including 12... continue

27 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Can Finland learn from UK park & ride experience?

Transport and parking professionals in Finland have been learning about British experience of operating park & ride schemes. Andrew Potter from UK consultant Parking Perspectives led a session on the history of park & ride provision in the UK as part of a workshop held in Finland to... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Worthing's car parks key to town’s regeneration

Worthing & Adur Borough Council has made investment in the High Street and Buckingham Road car parks a key element of the town’s regeneration plans.  The West Sussex council’s plans include the redevelopment of key town centre sites, starting with the demolition of the derelict... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Wolverhampton refurbishment recognised at Structural Concrete Alliance Awards

Wolverhampton refurbishment recognised at Structural Concrete Alliance Awards

The refurbishment of the Wolverhampton Civic Centre Car Park came second in the 2017 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment. The car park forms the basement of the city council’s offices. The 40-year-old reinforced concrete structure had been plagued with defects for years,... continue

5 Jan 2018Parking Review News

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