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Technology transcends council boundaries

Technology transcends council boundaries
Deniz Huseyin

As technology continues to evolve it is increasingly offering local authorities cost effective solutions to once insurmountable problems. For example, Leicester City Council is now able to enforce bus lanes without having to find the start-up capital. It has achieved this by making use of the... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Swansea seeks views on camera car

Swansea City Council is consulting the public on introducing a camera car to take evidence of illegal parking, mostly at hotspots at bus stops and outside schools. The council has agreed to provide £77,000 for the scheme, but is to seek the opinion of the public through a consultation process... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
‘Recycled’ tyres being dumped in countryside

‘Recycled’ tyres being dumped in countryside

Millions of supposedly recycled car tyres are being dumped in the British countryside, according to BBC’s Panorama programme. Unwitting motorists pay garages a... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Lib Dem motion calls for 20mph roll-out

A plan to extend 20mph speed limits across most residential roads in England within ten years will be considered at the Liberal Democrat conference later in September. A conference motion says the government should give councils financial support to reduce speed limits from 30mph and that a... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Bristol to get 20mph limit on 90% of roads

Bristol council has approved the city-wide roll-out of 20mph signed-only speed limits to cover 90% of the city’s road network. The council is to spend £2.3m on the programme, which will be delivered in six phases. The lower limit will be implemented on all unclassified and C class roads... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
‘Casualty rise not due to 20mph limit flaws’

‘Casualty rise not due to 20mph limit flaws’

Road safety campaigners have acknowledged that DfT casualty figures for 2011 showed that as the total number of 20mph roads increases, so do the total number of casualties.... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
DfT backs 20mph limit on all streets in built-up areas

DfT backs 20mph limit on all streets in built-up areas
Mark Moran

A consultation on updating guidance on setting local... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Time called on DVLA’s regional centres

Time called on DVLA’s regional centres

THE DVLA’s 10 regional enforcement centres are to close, with operations transferring to the Swansea office by the end of 2013. This will result... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Spot fines for offences unfair, says motoring body

Spot fines for offences unfair, says motoring body
Patrick McDonnell

The Government’s plans to make careless driving a fixed penalty offence could lead to drivers being penalised on the basis of “subjective” evidence, a motoring lobby group is... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
London to get more average speed cameras

London to get more average speed cameras

The use of average speed cameras in London is to be stepped up as part of a multi-million pound upgrade to the capital’s camera network. New details have... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Capital’s Games Lanes hailed success by TfL

Capital’s Games Lanes hailed success by TfL

The use of Games Lanes during the 2012 Olympics has been hailed as a success by Transport for London (TfL). The 109-mile Olympic Route Network (ORN) included 30 miles of... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Birmingham patrol has positive impact

Birmingham patrol has positive impact
Patrick McDonnell

Street wardens in Birmingham’s city centre are having a significant impact in providing a safe and... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Charities face fines for ‘chugging’

Charities face fines for ‘chugging’

Penalties of at least £1,000 could be issued to charities if their street fundraisers, often referred to as “chuggers”, breach... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Black cab regulations to apply to rickshaws

Pedicabs operating in Cheltenham will be licensed the same ways as black taxicabs in the spa town. This follows  Cheltenham Borough Council’s decision that pedicabs, nicknamed ‘rickshaws’, will be regulated by the same rules governing Hackney carriages and their drivers set... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Bodycams for Hammersmith & Fulham CEOs

Bodycams for Hammersmith & Fulham CEOs

In the wake of rising assaults on civil enforcement officers (CEOs), Hammersmith & Fulham Council is to provide all on-street staff with jacket-mounted... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Scottish campaign targets metal theft

The Scottish police and charity Crimestoppers are launching a national campaign to help tackle metal theft in Scotland. The “Cut out Metal theft” campaign from the Association of Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) and the anti-crime charity is designed to encourage the public to report... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Swansea launches CCTV enforcement

The City and County of Swansea Council is to begin vehicle-mounted CCTV enforcement of parking restrictions, including outside schools and at bus stops. The council says the current arrangements whereby these locations are visited by enforcement officers on foot patrol offers only a partial... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Cardiff takes another look at C-charging

Cardiff Council is exploring the case for introducing a congestion charge. The Labour-controlled council has asked officers to study the pros and cons of a charging scheme. The idea was examined by a previous Labour administration but dropped in 2004 when the Liberal Democrats took control.... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Greater Manchester permitting approved

The DfT has approved a permit scheme to manage roadworks across the ten metropolitan districts of Greater Manchester. The scheme will be administered by Transport for Greater Manchester and will be the first joint permit scheme in the country. Co-ordinating the scheme in this way is expected to... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Drivers were ‘unaware’ of 30mph limit

More than 5,000 drivers have been caught speeding on a stretch of the A358 in Somerset because they were unaware that a 30mph speed applies, according to Conservative county councillor David Fothergill. He pointed to a lack of 30mph signage on the roads approaching the M5 roundabout, when traffic... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Sunderland bus lane offenders caught out

Motorists in Washington, Sunderland, have amassed more than £2,500 in fines in eight weeks for bus lane contraventions. So far, 86 motorists have been issued with £30 fixed penalty notices for breaking bus lane regulations.... continue

5 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
The parking educator: Worthing's Mandy Ainsworth

The parking educator: Worthing's Mandy Ainsworth
Deniz Huseyin

When Mandy Ainsworth was given the task of introducing civil parking enforcement in Worthing she found herself having to contend with damning... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

Leicester taps into Nottingham bus lane system
Deniz Huseyin

Bus lane offenders are being tackled in Leicester thanks to a new partnership with Nottingham City Council. This involves Leicester’s bus gates being enforced by its neighbouring council. Contraventions captured by Zenco’s LaneWatch unattended cameras are sent to Nottingham’s back... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Portable average speed cameras offer cost-effective solution

Portable average speed cameras offer cost-effective solution

The ‘observer effect’ is a well-known phenomenon in research. It basically means that people or processes are changed simply by the act of monitoring them. This is certainly the case with enforcement systems, where road users... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Are train fare enforcers too heavy-handed?

Are train fare enforcers too heavy-handed?

Passengers using the UK’s rail network face inconsistent treatment when travelling without a ‘valid’ ticket, according to rail consumer watchdog... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
'First aid' approaches to dealing with anti-social behaviour

'First aid' approaches to dealing with anti-social behaviour

Police officers should offer training on how to deal with aggressive and anti-social behaviour to the public, parking enforcement officers and other frontline public representatives, according to a report published by the RSA and... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
My life as a bailiff by Georgette Foy

My life as a bailiff by Georgette Foy

Earlier this year Georgette Foy earned the accolade of ‘Top Bailiff’ from her employer civil enforcement agents Ross & Roberts. She won... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements
Securing a smart bailiff contract

Securing a smart bailiff contract

When choosing debt recovery partners, councils should place more emphasis on outcomes and less on inputs, such as how the service... continue

4 Sep 2012Parking Review Supplements

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