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Daily Mail attacks local authority parking fees

A national newspaper put parking on its front page, claiming councils are on course to make a £1bn surplus over the coming year. On 8 March the Daily Mail said motorists face charges rising by up to 230% as local authorities finalist their 2019-20 budgets. As well as charging more for car parks, the newspaper said councils are raising the cost of residential permits, and that shoppers and churchgoers will be hit by the end of cheaper Sunday parking in some areas. The Mail said Hampshire, Nottingham, Reading, Cambridge, Brighton and Exeter are all planning big hikes. The paper’s transport editor, James Salmon, wrote: “Councils expect to make a record surplus of £885m from parking fees in 2018-2019. And the RAC Foundation predict this will hit £1bn in... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

Let’s have informed decisions on the code
Grahame Rose

In debates surrounding the passage of Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill through Parliament, the exchanges in Parliament were mostly positive, but the focus on the motorists’ perspective did mean that the rights and needs of property owners were not always fully... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
Most feared parking manoeuvres revealed

Most feared parking manoeuvres revealed

Almost one-in-seven motorists get nervous when parking, a new survey suggests. Top of the list in the survey of British motorists is parking in a tight... continue

27 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
A classic car park in miniature

A classic car park in miniature

The geometric concrete façade of the Welbeck Street car park Welbeck Street multi-storey car park in central London... continue

27 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
Impatient parkers spell trouble ahead for driverless cars

Impatient parkers spell trouble ahead for driverless cars

Self-parking is now so common that it can be fitted to a Ford Fiesta. The technology can identify a suitable parking space, and steer the car in, while the driver controls the accelerator and brake. However, drivers are... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
Millions of drivers would not admit to denting another car

Millions of drivers would not admit to denting another car

Almost one-in-five people would not leave their contact details if they dented another car when parking and no one else had seen them, a study by YourParkingSpace.co.uk reveals. Failing to stop is an offence under the Road Traffic... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
Timewarp Ford Fiesta auctioned

Timewarp Ford Fiesta auctioned

A Ford Fiesta that had spent its 40-year life on display at London’s Science Museum sold at auction for... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
Goodbye to the handbrake

Goodbye to the handbrake

The traditional handbrake is reaching the end of the road as car manufacturers ditch it in... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion
Smile, emoji licence plates are thing now

Smile, emoji licence plates are thing now

Personalised number plates are one way of making a statement, but for drivers of the social media age something extra is needed. How about adding emojis to the... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

Just who painted DIY parking bays painted on a Cambridge street?

Residents of a Cambridge housing street woke up one morining to find someone apparently had marked out on-street parking spaces using white paint. A DIY bay large enough to accommodate three cars appeared at the Orchard Park housing estate in north Cambridge. Cambridgeshire County Council, which... continue

17 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

Effective parking management is vital for motorists and landowners
Kelvin Reynolds

Since the British Parking Association launched its approved operator Scheme jointly with government and DVLA over ten years ago it has been continuously improved through consultation with key stakeholders, including government and consumer groups. The BPA investigates every complaint we receive and... continue

15 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

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