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Q-Park managing Covent Garden hotel car park
Mark Moran

Q-Park has added a hotel car park serving London’s Covent Garden to its portfolio. The operator is now running the St Martins Lane Hotel car park, which has been renamed as Q-Park Covent Garden. Located in Bedfordbury, the 36-space car park is being marketed to people visiting attractions including the West End theatre district, the English National Opera at the Coliseum, Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Seven Dials. Q-Park has introduced pre-booking to the site so that visitors can book ahead and ensure a parking space is available. The car park also has a disabled parking bay and 12 motorcycle spaces. Q-Park is helping the hotel’s owners, sbe London, to procure new parking equipment which will include an APT Veripark ANO activated barrier.... continue

29 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Indigo buys Network Rail car park in Milton Keynes

Indigo buys Network Rail car park in Milton Keynes
Mark Moran

Network Rail has sold the Quadrant:MK multi-storey to parking operator Indigo. The car park is located close to the Milton Keynes Central railway station and one of the main lines from London to... continue

24 Aug 2017Parking Review News

LGA calls for simpler council procurement rules after Brexit
Mark Moran

Simpler rules regulating how councils buy goods and services after Brexit could boost local growth and create jobs, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said. Council leaders say the government needs to introduce a more efficient system regulating how councils buy goods and services when the... continue

24 Aug 2017Parking Review News

ParkCloud expands into Luxembourg and New Zealand
Mark Moran

Online parking reservation provider ParkCloud has expanded its global network by adding Luxembourg and New Zealand to a portfolio that now encompasses 41 countries. ParkCloud is now working with Luxembourg airport and New Zealand’s Wellington airport. It has also been expanding its network by... continue

24 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Parkmobile expands UK offices

Parkmobile expands UK offices
Mark Moran

Parkmobile Group has expanded its UK offices to support international growth of its... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News

UK government wants to avoid hard border in Ireland
Mark Moran

The British government has said it wants to avoid creating a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in March 2019. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that will share a land border with an EU member state post-Brexit.... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
UK airport parking business acquires Australian company

UK airport parking business acquires Australian company
Mark Moran

Leeds-based airport parking price comparison... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News
14 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Intel buys Mobileye as part of automated vehicle strategy
Mark Moran

US computer chip manufacturer Intel has signalled its interest in the autonomous driving market by purchasing Israeli technology company Mobileye. Intel is reported to have paid $15.3bn for Mobileye, which manufactures cameras, sensors and software. Mobileye supplies technology to most major... continue

10 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Motorists prefer paying for parking by cash, AA survey reveals

Motorists prefer paying for parking by cash, AA survey reveals
Mark Moran

Most drivers in the UK still prefer to pay for parking by... continue

9 Aug 2017Parking Review News

NSL awarded Investors in People Platinum status
Mark Moran

NSL, a provider of civil enforcement services, has been awarded a Platinum accreditation by Investors in People (IiP). The company, which has 4,000 employees in 250 locations around the country specialises in the delivery of frontline, back office and customer support services in public sector and... continue

9 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Utilities may pay by the hour for roadworks

Utilities may pay by the hour for roadworks
Mark Moran

Local authorities could be enabled to charge utility companies by the hour during roadworks, under proposals being consulted on... continue

3 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Traffic Penalty Tribunal rolls out self-serve TRO library

Traffic Penalty Tribunal rolls out self-serve TRO library

Local authorities across England and Wales can now add their traffic regulation orders (TROs) to an online database hosted by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). Councils create TROs to apply traffic management controls to... continue

31 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Traffic Penalty Tribunal will hear Mersey Gateway toll bridge appeals

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) will hear appeals from drivers issued penalties in relation to the new Mersey Gateway between Runcorn and Widnes.  Due to open in the autumn, the Mersey Gateway is a six-lane cable-stayed toll bridge over the River Mersey and a 9.2km road network connecting... continue

31 Aug 2017Parking Review News
£11k bill for fly-tipping takeaway in Islington Council prosecution

£11k bill for fly-tipping takeaway in Islington Council prosecution
Mark Moran

A north London takeaway that was caught repeatedly dumping its... continue

24 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Driver jailed for fatal crash during bid to reach 100mph for Snapchat video

Driver jailed for fatal crash during bid to reach 100mph for Snapchat video
Patrick McDonnell

A driver has been jailed for causing the death of a friend after he... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Welsh police forces ask for dashcam footage of dangerous driving

Welsh police forces ask for dashcam footage of dangerous driving
Patrick McDonnell

Police forces across Wales will now accept... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Islington fined £70k for parking appeals data breach

Islington fined £70k for parking appeals data breach
Mark Moran

Islington Council has been fined £70,000 by... continue

18 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Leicester cracks down on dangerous parking
Mark Moran

Drivers who park so they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown by Leicester City Council. Motorists now face immediate fines if they park recklessly in areas such as school zig-zag markings, in bus clearways or on double yellow lines in... continue

16 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Edinburgh launches Phase 3 of 20mph speed limits

Edinburgh launches Phase 3 of 20mph speed limits
Mark Moran

City of Edinburgh Council has launched the third phase of its roll-out of 20mph speed limits. The council says that calming traffic has... continue

15 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Fines of £4,700 imposed on owners who abandoned cars in West Sussex
Mark Moran

The owners of three abandoned vehicles have been ordered to pay a total of £4,700 following successful prosecutions by St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Abandoning vehicles is a criminal offence and carries a maximum fine of £2,500 and potentially three months imprisonment.  St... continue

4 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Government plans to make travel easier for people with disabilities

Government plans to make travel easier for people with disabilities
Mark Moran

Projects to improve the Blue Badge parking schemes, trials of... continue

24 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Chester's 'Free after 3' parking scheme scrapped
Patrick McDonnell

Cheshire West and Chester Council has scrapped the ‘Free after 3’ discount parking scheme that operated across Chester city centre. A study by consultants Mott MacDonald suggested that ‘Free after 3’ added to the evening congestion, and that as the majority of trips were... continue

8 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Devanney joins International Parking Systems' UK team

International Parking Systems UK has appointed Damian Devanney as regional manager for Scotland and the North of England. Devanney has a background in parking, including six years working with Metric Group where he specialised in providing parking solutions to the UK market.  “I am... continue

9 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Osborne joins debt recovery company Equita

Bev Osborne has joined civil enforcement agent Equita in the newly created role of senior client services manager. Osborne has worked in both the private and public sectors, including roles with Capital One, Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Revenues & Benefits, where she was business... continue

9 Aug 2017Parking Review News

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