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Councils and bailiffs must solve profit sharing problem

Councils and bailiffs must solve profit sharing problem

The trend for councils to demand additional payments from bailiffs working for them should be resisted and reversed, says the Bailiff Studies Centre, a group... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
DfT blocks moving traffic powers outside capital

DfT blocks moving traffic powers outside capital

English local authorities outside London will not be given the powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions such as driving in banned turns and boxed junction infringements, transport... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Speed cameras linked to falling road casualties
Patrick Mcdonnell

The number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents has more than halved since fixed speed cameras were installed in Warwickshire in 2001, according to data published by Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police. The information includes the number of collisions and... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Longer jail terms for dangerous drivers
Patrick Mcdonnell

The government is seeking to toughen the penalties for dangerous driving, which would see convicted drivers receiving longer jail terms under a proposal to go before Parliament. A new crime of causing serious injury by dangerous driving would carry a maximum sentence of five years. Many people... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Website calls on public to capture motoring offences

Website calls on public to capture motoring offences

An ex-police chief is encouraging so called “visualantes” to capture acts of dangerous driving on video via their mobile phones and then report the incidents via the website... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

12 points, but still on the road

More than 10,000 drivers with at least 12 points on their licence are still driving rather than being banned, a survey has shown. The statistics come from data supplied by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The figures, compiled by road safety charity Brake and vehicle insurer Direct... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

BMA calls for smoking ban in all cars

All smoking in cars should be banned in the UK to protect the health drivers and passengers, says the British Medical Association (BMA). Smoking is currently banned in work vehicles. However, the doctors’ union says an outright ban would be the be the best way of protecting non-smokers and... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Transport crime hits seven-year low, says TfL

Transport crime hits seven-year low, says TfL

Crime on London’s transport system is continuing to fall, according to the latest figures released by Transport for London (TfL). Crime on the bus network hit a seven-year... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
LEZ standards extend to more vehicles

LEZ standards extend to more vehicles

New tougher low emission zone (LEZ) standards for London come into force in January 2012. Transport for London (TfL) said that about 150,000... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Cable theft affects train reliability

Network Rail’s half-year results show that cable theft is having an adverse effect on train timetable reliability. Comparing April to September 2011 with same period in 2010, 92.8% of trains ran on time down from 93.5% the previous year. The report said: “Performance has been... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Lancashire police targets rogue scrap merchants

Lancashire Police are targeting metal thieves in the county after more than £1m worth of materials were stolen during the first six months of the year. The initiative, called Operation Starling, will involve officers visiting scrapyards and carrying out roadside stop-checks of vehicles... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Street lighting scam in Leeds causes blackout

Stretches of the A63 dual carriageway in Leeds were left unlit for several days due to thieves stealing street lighting cable. A section of the link road running from junction 45 of the M1 to the city centre almost 2km (1.2m) has been targeted over the past four weeks, with more than £200,000... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Parliamentary Bill seeks tougher scrap metal laws

Parliamentary Bill seeks tougher scrap metal laws

A Private Member’s Bill seeks to strengthen the regulations covering the scrap metal industry. Labour MP Graham Jones brought the Metal Thefts Prevention Private Member’s Bill before... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Southwark offers reward for stolen statue

Southwark offers reward for stolen statue

Southwark council in south London is offering £1,000 for the return of a stolen bronze statue of the social reformer, MP and GP Dr Alfred Salter. The... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Concrete solution to Blake statue theft

Concrete solution to Blake statue theft

Pop artist Sir Peter Blake’s only public sculpture is to be replaced with a replica after the original was targeted by metal thieves. Bronze figures... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Give councils powers to tackle metal theft, says LGA
Patrick Mcdonnell

Scrap metal dealers should face tighter regulation according to the Local Government Association (LGA). The association says out of date legislation must be urgently reviewed to tackle the surge in metal theft across the UK. Theft of metals including copper, lead and bronze, aluminium and other... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Scrutiny of scrapyards to be stepped up, says PM

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to tackle the metal theft crisis spreading across the UK. He said the government was working with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to formulate a plan to combat the problem, which would involve scrutiny of the regulations governing scrap metal... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
SmartWater protects war memorials

SmartWater protects war memorials

Thieves have been targeting war memorials as a cheap and relatively safe way of stealing metal. The War Memorials Trust estimates... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Church finds way of thwarting lead thieves

A Worcestershire church plagued with continuing theft of its lead roof will now install a fibreglass alternative to thwart metal thieves. St John the Baptist Church in Bromsgrove has been targeted seven times since May. West Mercia Police arrested six men in connection with the metal thefts from... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
TfL gets tough on fare evaders

TfL gets tough on fare evaders
Patrick Mcdonnell

Fare dodging on London’s public transport system has prompted mayor Boris Johnson... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Ealing's all-seeing eye

Ealing's all-seeing eye
Barry Francis

The London Borough of Ealing implemented a new unattended bus lane... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Average speed system for Southend

Average speed system for Southend
Deniz Huseyin

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is to become the first local authority to use average speed... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Proof is in the footage

Proof is in the footage
Alan Wood

For six months Whyte & Co has been using video-audio recording... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
The curse of inertia

The curse of inertia
Fred Ternant

At one point a few years ago it seemed as though the... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Exposure film was a setback for the industry

Exposure film was a setback for the industry
Jamie Waller

ITV’s Exposure programme reported two cases involving JBW Group. Both related to the clamping vehicles owned by debtors with... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
Seeing the full picture

Seeing the full picture
Julie Green-Jones

The ITV programme, Exposure, broadcast on 31 October, showed former... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Green accreditation for Whyte & Co

Whyte & Co has achieved accreditation to the environmental management system standard ISO 14001. The standard allows users to measure their environmental consumption by reducing waste, and the re-use and recycling of waste. The result is tangible cost savings, reducing environmental impact and... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Learner response system from Marston

Marston Group has launched a new learner response system within its City & Guild training course. The system uses remote controlled receiver handsets called Genee Pads or G -Pads. The devices enable learners to register responses to questions during the course. The results are recorded,... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

Framework win for Bristow & Sutor
Deniz Huseyin

Bristow & Sutor has been jointly appointed to the Bailiff Services Framework procured by the Eastern Shire Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) on behalf of Leicester City Council and partnering Councils. The four-year contract started on 1 November 2011 with the option to extend by up to two... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements
The Enforcers 24: Technology for shared spaces

The Enforcers 24: Technology for shared spaces
Deniz Huseyin

The shared space scheme along the seafront in Southend has received a mixed reaction since it began in April. According to the local... continue

30 Nov 2011Parking Review Supplements

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