Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfelds, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features
14 Feb 2017Parking Review News
14 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Parking patrol team to be scrapped by Stockton-on-Tees council

Patrick McDonnell

Stockton-on-Tees council is to axe its parking patrol team as part of cost-cutting measures. The council’s six civil enforcement officers (CEOs) will be merged into a new team of ‘civic enforcement officers’ along with four anti-social behaviour officers and 14 neighbourhood... continue

13 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Wokingham to take over parking enforcement from the police

Patrick McDonnell

Civil parking enforcement is due to introduced across the borough of Wokingham in Berkshire in the autumn. Next month Wokingham Borough Council will be making an application to the Department for Transport (DfT) to take over civil parking enforcement (CPE) powers from the police, and once this is... continue

13 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Appeal judges dismiss Camden bid to overturn motorcycle bay decision

Deniz Huseyin

Camden council has failed to get the Court of Appeal to overturn a judicial review relating to a suspended motorcycle bay. In 2015 a High Court judge found in favour of Robert Humphreys after he argued that adjudicator Teresa Brennan at London Tribunals had been wrong to reject his appeal against a... continue

13 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Police officer dismissed for trying to get parking fine cancelled

Patrick McDonnell

A Metropolitan Police constable has been dismissed after making a false entry on a police database in an attempt to get a penalty charge notice (PCN) cancelled.  PC Christian Ciobanu, who was attached to the London Borough Barnet, was found to have had a case to answer for in respect of the... continue

7 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Councillor issues ‘yellow cards’ to tackle verge parking

Councillor issues ‘yellow cards’ to tackle verge parking

Patrick McDonnell

A Colchester councillor is issuing football style... continue

7 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Don’t ignore those who voice concerns over fines, ombudsman tells councils

Don’t ignore those who voice concerns over fines, ombudsman tells councils

Patrick McDonnell

Councils must do more to make parking fines “fairer”, states... continue

7 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Patrols to be removed from NI towns with low level of fines

Patrols to be removed from NI towns with low level of fines

Patrick McDonnell

Up to 42 towns across Northern Ireland could lose their... continue

6 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Ministers see train stations as key to building 1 million homes - reports

Lee Baker

Newspaper reports suggest that a housing white paper to be published next week will outline plans to increase the 10,000 new homes planned on railway land by moving car parks underground. Both The Sun and Daily Mail have now reported that communities secretary Sajid Javid believes railway land is... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

In Passing

Rail enthusiasts of a certain age would have felt waves of nostalgia had they watched a Senedd debate in Cardiff last week, when UKIP AM David J Rowlands raised the subject of “Pontypool Road station”. In South Wales’ industrial heyday, Pontypool Road was the home depot of masses... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment
British Parking Association ends funding for parking appeals scrutiny board

British Parking Association ends funding for parking appeals scrutiny board

Mark Moran

The British Parking Association is to cease funding the panel that... continue

2 Feb 2017Parking Review News
APCOA wins 10-year Bromley and Bexley shared services contract

APCOA wins 10-year Bromley and Bexley shared services contract

The London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley have jointly awarded APCOA a new 10-year parking contract. The new arrangements, which will start in April 2017, will help to further harmonise the procedures and processes of both authorities and produce... continue

1 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Islington to crack down on misuse of visitor parking vouchers

Islington to crack down on misuse of visitor parking vouchers

Patrick McDonnell

Two Islington residents who sold visitor parking vouchers... continue

1 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Dundee urged to cut car park tariffs to curb commuter parking

Dundee urged to cut car park tariffs to curb commuter parking

Patrick McDonnell

A Dundee councillor is backing a proposal from residents in... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Westminster City Council to trial emissions-based parking charges for diesel cars

Patrick McDonnell

Drivers of diesel cars will pay more to park in parts of central London as Westminster City Council looks at ways of reducing vehicle-based emissions.   The council is to trial a surcharge for diesel vehicles parking within the Marylebone area. The council believes a “polluter... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News
HGV drivers should use commercial vehicle satnavs, says LGA

HGV drivers should use commercial vehicle satnavs, says LGA

All lorry drivers who use satellite navigation systems should be compelled to use commercial models, says the Government Association (LGA). The association also wants central government to enable English councils to take enforcement... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Drivers spend four days a year seeking parking spaces

The average motorist in the UK spends nearly four days every year looking for parking spaces, according to research undertaken by the British Parking Association (BPA). Drivers in London take nearly eight minutes to find somewhere to park in London, compared to five minutes of searching in the East... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News

New online fine management service for fleet operators

All Fleet Services, a contact centre for the vehicle fleet sector, has launched an online fines management service. Around 2.9 million fines issued to fleet vehicles are currently processed in the UK per year. These fines span 31 traffic offences, which are mainly dealt with using paper-based... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Resorts World Birmingham awarded Park Mark

Resorts World Birmingham awarded Park Mark

The car parks serving Resorts World Birmingham has obtained a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. Located at the National Exhibition Centre campus, Resorts... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News

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