UKIP councillor pleads guilty to misuse of disabled parking badge

Patrick McDonnell

A UKIP councillor and prospective parliamentary candidate who was caught fraudulently using a friend’s disabled Blue Badge has been found guilty and fined nearly £1,000. Christopher... continue

19 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Huge rise in private parking penalties

A huge rise in the number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued by private parking management companies has been revealed in data released by the RAC Foundation.  In 2016/17 the companies obtained 4.71 million vehicle keeper records from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) –... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Parking charges for Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park Authority is to introduce parking charges across its car parks, a move that will reduce the authority’s reliance on Government grant. Drivers have traditionally been asked for donations for using car parks but charges were introduced at the Princetown car park in 2013... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots consult on parking powers

Scottish councils would be given powers to use cameras to enforce moving traffic offences and parking restrictions outside schools under proposals published by Transport Scotland.  Powers could also be brought forward to prevent pavement parking, parking on dropped kerbs, and double parking.... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

North Somerset decriminalises parking enforcement

North Somerset Council take over responsibility for on-street parking this month. In recent weeks the council’s civil enforcement team placed blue warning notices on cars to notify drivers they would face a fine in future should they repeat the offence from 3 April. Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North... continue

6 Apr 2017Parking Review News

APCOA’s Parkway service debuts at London leisure centres and St Albans college

Mark Moran

APCOA Parking has launched its new branded ANPR solution at car parks serving a college in Hertfordshire and leisure centres in south-east London. The Parkway.com service has been developed in-house by operator APCOA to enable it to combine ANPR with phone payment, virtual permit and app-based... continue

6 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Cycling can become mainstream mode of travel, says chief of West Yorkshire authority

Cycling can become mainstream mode of travel, says chief of West Yorkshire authority

Deniz Huseyin

There has been plenty of debate across West Yorkshire and beyond about the Leeds to... continue

3 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Bill enabling councils to reduce parking costs without notice wins Lords’ backing

Patrick McDonnell

Local authorities are to get the ability to set change the price of parking without having to give a 21-day notice period after a Private Member’s Bill completed its passage through Parliament. The Parking Places (Variation of Charges) Bill, devised by Conservative MP David Tredinnick,... continue

2 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Alpha Parking launches online 'ask an expert' service

Consultant Alpha Parking has launched an online service that supplies answers to questions about parking. Alpha Parking director Penny Winder said: “We have always been happy to support clients by responding to individual parking queries. Over the last 18 months we have noticed a steadily... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Living Streets will continue campaigning for pavement parking ban

Living Streets will continue campaigning for pavement parking ban

Tom Platt

Back in 2015, together with the Guide Dogs, we worked with Simon... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Opinion
When it comes to changing driver behaviour is it smarter to offers carrot or to wield a stick?

When it comes to changing driver behaviour is it smarter to offers carrot or to wield a stick?

Steve Melia

‘Smarter choices’ have been in the news again recently. The Behavioural Insight... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Opinion

Charities call for reform of debt recovery sector

Patrick McDonnell

Reforms that were intended to protect people in debt are not working, a group of charities has claimed. The 2014 Taking Control of Goods Act reformed bailiff law in England and Wales, but has so far had only limited success in protecting people from unfair practices, states a report produced by... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Features

Solihull car park set to become electric power station

A car park in the West Midlands will be used to establish the feasibility of turning parking areas into MegaWatt-scale batteries capable of providing power on demand to the electricity grid.  The 12-month Net-Form project will develop a secure, dynamic data management platform that collects,... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Parking at Westfield Stratford City could be converted into shops

Parking at Westfield Stratford City could be converted into shops

Westfield has drawn up plans to replace parts of the multi-storey car park serving its shopping centre in east London with retail units. Proposals to expand Westfield Stratford City would see a new shopping level with space for around 75 news stores and... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Loughborough house becomes vehicle-to-grid test bed

Loughborough house becomes vehicle-to-grid test bed

The first UK-built domestic vehicle-to-grid unit has been installed in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system will enables the homeowners to use a electric vehicle (EV) to power... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Workplace charging points will boost electric vehicle use, says National Grid

Workplace charging points will boost electric vehicle use, says National Grid

Business owners can have a significant impact on the number of drivers converting to electric vehicles (EVs) by giving employees access to charge points at work, says the National Grid. The energy infrastructure operator points to experience at its own headquarters in Warwick. Data from National Grid House... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Sutton upgrades pay & display terminals

Sutton upgrades pay & display terminals

London Borough of Sutton has started a parking machine replacement programme, with over 140 new pay & display machines being installed both on-street... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Gatwick Airport orders CAME Parkare payment systems

Gatwick Airport London (GAL) is upgrading parking payment systems across its estate. The airport has signed a five-year contract with European payment systems manufacturer CAME Parkare. New payment systems will be installed at the North Terminal long and short-stay car parks, the South Terminal... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Bailiff firms receive customer system accreditation

Civil enforcement agents Equita and Ross & Roberts have been awarded the ISO 10002 accreditation for their customer satisfaction management systems.  Neil Smith, managing director of Equita and Ross & Roberts said the companies are the first enforcement agents to receive this... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Jones is leading Designa in the UK

Tony Jones will take over sole responsibility for Designa UK following the retirement of managing director Ewan Miller on 1... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Rutherford becomes NSL account manager

Rutherford becomes NSL account manager

A former winner of The Young Parking Professional of the Year Award has been appointed as client account manager at NSL.  Beth Rutherford has... continue

1 Apr 2017Parking Review News

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