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Sharp rise in fraudulent badge use, reports DfT

Sharp rise in fraudulent badge use, reports DfT

The number of motorists caught fraudulently using Blue Badges in England has increased by 18%, new figures from the government reveal. Almost all prosecutions relating to the illegal use of the permits were for non-badge holders using another person’s badge. Local authorities have powers to... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Blue Badge reforms expand use of permits

Blue Badge reforms expand use of permits

Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other ‘hidden disabilities’ have gained access to the benefits from Blue Badges... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Hillingdon increases tally to 25 Park Marks

Hillingdon increases tally to 25 Park Marks

The London Borough of Hillingdon now has 25 Park Marks after three more car parks run by the west London council, including Ruislip Lido passed a risk assessment conducted... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Idlewells shopping centre gets parking awards

Idlewells shopping centre gets parking awards

The Idlewells Shopping Centre multi-storey car park in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has retained its Park Mark status under the Safer Parking Award and achieved the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

Police alert after Range Rover thefts

Owners of Range Rovers in the Hertfordshire town of Harpenden were advised by police to be vigilant after eight of the high-end vehicles were stolen in a two-month period. Since November, eight Range Rovers have been stolen in Harpenden, including two in one night. Hertfordshire... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

Landowners want voice to be heard on regulation of private land

A coalition of businesses is urging the government to listen to the property sector’s views on the new code of practice for parking on private land. In a letter sent to the local government minister Luke Hall, representatives of Morrisons, British Land and Welcome Break warned that weakening... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

40% of private land appeals in NI are successful

The Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) has heard 190 appeals from Northern Ireland motorists since last May. Of these, 40% were won by drivers. POPLA is run by Ombudsman Services under contract to the British Parking Association to hear appeals against parking notices by companies belonging to... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

BPA’s revised code of practice clarifies keying-in errors

The British Parking Association (BPA) has revised its code of practice for parking on private land. The updated code applies to companies that belong to the association’s Approved Operator Scheme (AOS). New clauses include further guidance on grace periods and self-ticketing as well as... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Drivers think councils target motorists, suggests JustPark survey

Drivers think councils target motorists, suggests JustPark survey

Around three-quarters of people in the UK feel drivers are unfairly targeted by their local authorities. Some 78% of respondents to a survey undertaken by JustPark regard enforcement as an attempt to raise money in the form of fines. The parking payment... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Brent PCN bags go ‘plastic free’

Brent PCN bags go ‘plastic free’

New biodegradable bags for parking tickets are being used in the London Borough of Brent. According to the council the bags,... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Police given parking ticket during 999 call

Police given parking ticket during 999 call

Police officers were issued with a parking ticket for a marked car while attending an emergency callout. The parking charge notice, addressed to Devon and Cornwall Police,... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

Extra parking at Garforth station

Parking capacity at Garforth rail station, near Leeds in West Yorkshire, has been increased to 333 spaces following completion of a £1.1m extension scheme. An additional 83 spaces were opened to the public on 20 December. All the parking spaces are free. Blue Badge bay provision has been... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Market Harborough station car park expands

Market Harborough station car park expands

Network Rail and East Midlands Railway opened the extended the car park at Market Harborough station on 15 December. Before the upgrade, there were 300 car parking... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

SWARCO eVolt expands team

Electric vehicle charging business SWARCO eVolt has expanded its sales and account management team. Two key account managers have been appointed to support its business development strategy in specific areas. Jamie Brockway joins SWARCO eVolt from its sister business APT Skidata, to support the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Driveway economy worth £24m a year, says YourParkingSpace

Driveway economy worth £24m a year, says YourParkingSpace

British householders made £24m during 2019 by renting out their driveways and empty spaces to motorists needing somewhere to park, reports online portal YourParkingSpace. The £24m made in 2019 dwarves the figures... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Videalert moves to new home

Videalert moves to new home

Videalert has moved to larger offices in Pinner, Middlesex. The Clock House building will enable the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Memmingen Airport renews ParkVia contract

Memmingen Airport renews ParkVia contract

Airport parking retailer ParkVia has signed a new contract with German client Allgäu Airport Memmingen. Drivers parking at Allgäu Airport Memmingen have... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Goodwin to head 3C Payment

Goodwin to head 3C Payment

3C Payment has named Tim Goodwin as its new chief executive officer. Goodwin who worked at the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
Airport parking retailer ParkVia to develop voice booking

Airport parking retailer ParkVia to develop voice booking

Airport parking retailer ParkVia is to add voice booking to its e-commerce platform during 2020. This will enable customers to use devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to book parking by voice. The company cites a... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
People’s Parking expands range of services

People’s Parking expands range of services

The People’s Parking accreditation scheme set up by disability rights campaigner Helen Dolphin MBE has expanded its range of services to encompass training,... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

English NHS hospital parking fees total £254m

NHS hospitals across England generated £254m from parking charges during 2018-19, a survey by the Press Association (PA) has revealed. This is up from £232m the year before. The PA used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain data from more than 140 NHS trusts. The survey revealed that... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

Government to introduce free NHS hospital parking across England for patients, staff and carers in ‘most need’

Disabled people, frequent outpatient attenders, parents of sick children staying overnight, staff working night shifts and those regularly needing appointments will not have to pay for NHS car parking from April 2020, says the government. Hospital parking emerged as an issue during the general... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

York to ban cars from city centre

Private cars will be banned from York’s medieval city centre by 2023, under plans approved by councillors. City of York Council wants an end to non-essential car journeys within the city’s historic walls. People who rely on cars, such as disabled residents, would be exempt. The... continue

9 Jan 2020Parking Review News

New Ella inquiry announced

An inquest will be held to determine whether or not air pollution caused a London child’s death. Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived near the South Circular Road in south London, died aged nine in 2013. An inquest in 2014 concluded her cause of death was acute respiratory failure as a result of a... continue

1 Jan 2020Parking Review News
SWARCO Traffic receives ISO certification

SWARCO Traffic receives ISO certification

SWARCO Traffic has achieved ISO 45001 accreditation for Occupational Health and Safety. The company held the previous BH OHSAS 18001 standard, which enabled a... continue

1 Jan 2020Parking Review News

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