British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Parking Awards 2018 attracted around 100 entries from across the country, from which a short list of finalists has been selected. The entries have been assessed by a panel of experts made up of parking managers, transport and parking consultants, representatives from the major parking... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Workplace parking levy proposal causes tension in Manchester

A workplace parking levy is among measures being considered by local authorities in the Greater Manchester area as they prepare a strategy to tackle unlawful air quality levels. However, Manchester City Council has already signalled its unease about either a workplace parking levy or congestion... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Rise in private PCNs alarms RAC Foundation

Drivers were hit with a record number of parking tickets on private land in the third quarter of 2017-18. RAC Foundation analysis of government data shows that between October and December private parking companies received 1,576,593 vehicle keeper records from the DVLA. The information is used by... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Motorists support regulation of private parking sector, says RAC

An overwhelming majority of motorists support the Private Member’s Bill to introduce better regulation of private parking companies, claims the RAC. The motoring organisation had called on the government to introduce better regulation of the private parking sector and welcomed Sir Greg... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Develop your parking management skills

Develop your parking management skills

Alpha Parking will be introducing a new parking management course in September. The training will be in modular form, last around six months and have... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features
IPC training academy is going national

IPC training academy is going national

The Training & Development Academy, launched in partnership by the IPC and TRACE Training, is now delivering half-day and full-day courses across... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features
The strange world of customer complaints

The strange world of customer complaints

Phil Grant

I first started working in the parking industry as a parking attendant in 1999, on a three-month contract, enforcing... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
The world’s car parks are just a click away

The world’s car parks are just a click away

Mark Moran

ParkCloud is a UK company serving the international airport parking market. Founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features

Source London sets out expansion plan for London EV network

The company that installs chargepoints under the Source London scheme says it has around £75m to invest in the capital. An agreement signed with Tower Hamlets at the end of 2017 means that BluepointLondon is now working with 20 local authorities in the capital.  However, the company has... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Government backs tighter control of private parking operators

The Government has thrown its weight behind a Private Member’s Bill to give motorists more protection from private parking operators. Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill will introduce a code of practice for operators, to be developed by the secretary of state for... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan’s parking controls won’t work – outer London boroughs

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan to impose strict limits on car parking provision in new outer London residential developments could lead to parking “misery” for residents, a borough has warned.  The draft London Plan proposes that outer London boroughs set maximum residential... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking levy unlikely says Manchester chief

Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese this week played down the prospect of a workplace parking levy being introduced in Greater Manchester, saying it could only be delivered if all the conurbation’s ten councils supported the idea.  The idea of a parking levy features in a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Review of transport fund’s legality

Perth and Kinross Council has played down the significance of a review into the legality of its developer-funded transport fund.  The council’s tariff on new development is intended to part-fund a £109m (2013 prices) package of transport improvements, comprising an £88m Cross... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking charge plan for teachers ditched

Swansea Council appears to have abandoned a proposed parking charge at schools following an outcry from teachers. The proposal was made in a recent consultation on the £20m saving the authority will have to make in the next financial year. However, there was no mention of the charge in the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Third of Scottish car parks breach consumer laws, say trading standards officers

Trading standards officers in Scotland have found that a third of car parks were in breach of consumer protection laws. Local authority trading standards services have carried out a coordinated series of checks on car parks across Scotland in response to increasing levels of complaints from the... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Jersey reviews parking as a service

The States of Jersey has commissioned a review of the parking services it provides. The Channel Isle’s Department for Infrastructure has commissioned consultant Parking Perspectives, supported by Parking Associates, to provide assurance on the value for money, and effectiveness of the service... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Can Finland learn from UK park & ride experience?

Transport and parking professionals in Finland have been learning about British experience of operating park & ride schemes. Andrew Potter from UK consultant Parking Perspectives led a session on the history of park & ride provision in the UK as part of a workshop held in Finland to... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Price changes have increased car park usage in Flintshire

Rhodri Clark

Parking charges introduced in 2015 by Flintshire County Council have increased utilisation levels at most of the car parks concerned. The North Wales authority introduced charges at its car parks in Buckley, Talacre, Holywell, Connah’s Quay, Shotton and Queensferry in summer and autumn 2015,... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Bromley alerts Blue Badge holders to abuse

Over 9,000 Blue Badge holders in the London Borough of Bromley have been contacted to remind them of the rules of the scheme as part of a campaign to prevent Blue Badges being misused. The letter, e-mail or text communication also encourages badge holders to report misuse.  Although Blue Badge... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Q-Park secure long-term deal in Leeds

Q-Park has secured a 40-year lease on the St John’s Centre car park in Leeds. The long-term deal replaces a short-term lease agreement that Q-Park held previously.  The operator said it would immediately commence refurbishment of the 282-space car park that will take eight months to... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Airport parking specialist Looking4.com looking to grow

Airport parking specialist Looking4.com looking to grow

Looking4.com, an airport parking price comparison company, has appointed audit, tax and consulting firm RSM to support its growth plans. The Leeds-based business recently secured a partnership agreement with... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

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