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ANPR as a tool for parking payment

ANPR as a tool for parking payment
Martyn Attwood

Charged parking is only as effective as the enforcement practices that support it. A human presence is a necessity for any charged car park — without someone checking tickets or raising a barrier, pay & display revenues will rapidly drop off and parking operators will find themselves... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements

Southampton residents armed with speed guns

Residents in Southampton are to be given speed guns to record speeding motorists. The evidence will be given to the police, who will then write to the offending drivers warning them of the dangers of driving too fast.  Hampshire Police says Community Speed-Watch will empower local people to... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Red light for Swindon’s speeding offenders

Red light for Swindon’s speeding offenders

Speeding motorists in Swindon will be confronted by red traffic lights under a road safety scheme to be tested by the borough council. The system will be piloted on... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Most drivers sticking to limit, says Gloucs police

Most drivers sticking to limit, says Gloucs police

A speed limit operation in Matson, Gloucestershire, has led to high levels of compliance Gloucestershire Police has revealed. Two police officers undertook a speeding monitoring exercise using a... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Reckless drivers to get fixed penalty under new safety rules

Reckless drivers to get fixed penalty under new safety rules
Patrick McDonnell

Reckless driving could see motorists issued with fixed... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
DfT scraps road safety targets but promises new speed policy tools

DfT scraps road safety targets but promises new speed policy tools

The use of road safety targets should be scrapped as they risk skewing investment priorities, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. Its position is explained in the new Strategic framework for road safety launched by transport secretary Philip... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Fines for speeding in Oxfordshire doubles after cameras re-activated

Fines for speeding in Oxfordshire doubles after cameras re-activated

The number of fixed penalty notices for speeding in Oxfordshire more than doubled in the first month that speed cameras were back in operation after being switched off eight months ago (ENF20). Funding of £600,000 was withdrawn for 72 fixed cameras and 89 mobile... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Whyte is charting a new course

Whyte is charting a new course
Alan Wood

As the Beach Boys once so pithily put it: “Wouldn’t it be nice to live... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Leeds is leading by example

Leeds is leading by example

With more than 80 civil enforcement officers, nearly 30 back-office staff and responsibility for issuing... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
The sinister side of blue-badge fraud

The sinister side of blue-badge fraud
Paul Slowey

Blue badge fraud is not a victimless crime – disabled people depend on these badges to ensure their... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Effective recovery means striking the right balance

Effective recovery means striking the right balance
Paul Sharpe

At a time when newspaper headlines are dominated... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Jacobs offers bilingual bailiffs in Wales

Jacobs offers bilingual bailiffs in Wales

Jacobs is deploying bilingual bailiffs in Wales who are able to communicate in Welsh as well as English. This complies with the Welsh Language Boards’... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Equita’s giraffes boost funds for cancer charity

Equita’s giraffes boost funds for cancer charity

With the help of more than a few little giraffes, Equita helped boost the coffers of the charity The Big C during Parkex at the NEC Birmingham. In return for one of the cuddly creatures,... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements

Southwark and Davies to continue long standing partnership

Davies Enforcement has secured a four-year contract with the London Borough of Southwark to supply bailiff services. Southwark became the Davies’s first ever client in 1998 when it appointed the firm to recover road traffic debt. The new contract sees a new broader remit for Davies, which... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements

Swift offers debtors text alerts

Swift has introduced a text messaging service, which sends payment prompts to debtors that have payment schedules. It also sends them reminder texts the day before bailiff appointments are due to take place. Managing director Huw Lloyd Lewis said: “The rate of missed appointments and default... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Dukes agents get Crystal Ball app to increase safety

Dukes agents get Crystal Ball app to increase safety

Bailiffs working for Dukes are being equipped with a lone worker device to offer them protection against attacks. Dukes has fitted the Crystal Ball app to their agents’ mobile phones and vehicles. The... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Waller pledges support for cooking school entrepreneur

Waller pledges support for cooking school entrepreneur

Jamie Waller, managing director of JBW Group, is to act as mentor to a young entrepreneur. As a member of The Supper Club, he has agreed to support Jennifer Okpapi, who has set up London’s first cookery school... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Finding the right bailiff is more crucial than ever

Finding the right bailiff is more crucial than ever

Ross & Roberts has been awarded the ‘Beyond the Standard’ Bronze Investors in People (IiP) in recognition of its commitment to constantly improving performance by its staff. According to... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Task looks to home grown talent to raise standards

Task looks to home grown talent to raise standards

Task Enforcement, NSL’s debt recovery division, its internal recruitment policy has helped ensure the hiring high quality bailiffs. Rather than seeking external recruits, Task is increasingly... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Performing a balancing act with freedoms

Performing a balancing act with freedoms
Mark Moran

The Protection of Freedoms Bill proposes to outlaw clamping on private land in England and Wales, as well as imposing... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements
Any old iron, bronze, copper, lead...

Any old iron, bronze, copper, lead...
Patrick McDonnell

The UK is experiencing a massive rise in metal and scrap metal related theft, which is costing the economy... continue

1 Jun 2011Parking Review Supplements

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