15 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Bill could legitimise pavement parking, says Transform Scotland

The Transport (Scotland) Bill as currently drafted will legitimise pavement parking in busy commercial areas, according to Transform Scotland. The Bill includes a section that would prohibit parking on footways to facilitate movement by pedestrians, wheelchair users and others. However, Transform... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Council-run parking generates £3.58bn for London economy

Council-run parking generates £3.58bn for London economy

MARK MORAN

Parking management undertaken by councils is an... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Pay for parking with plastic... bottles

Pay for parking with plastic... bottles

CitiPark is letting customers pay for parking with plastic bottles as part of a recycling initiative at its flagship Merrion Centre site in Leeds. To claim... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Council-run parking contributes £3.58bn per year to London’s economy, says ITP report

Parking management undertaken by councils is an “essential public service” that benefits London’s economy while helping to deal with traffic, improve air quality and ensure better road safety, states a report commissioned by London Councils.  The London boroughs association commissioned consultant Integrated... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Bristol looks at congestion and parking levies to fund transport strategy

Bristol looks at congestion and parking levies to fund transport strategy

Bristol City Council has suggested introducing a workplace parking levy or a congestion charge to fund significant investments in public transport infrastructure. The prospect of new levies on motorists is raised in the Bristol Transport Strategy, which sets out how the city’s council... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Scots back clearer rules on private parking, says MSP

There is widespread support in Scotland for better regulation of the management of parking on private land, a consultation on proposed legislation indicates. Respondees also want to see an independent appeals service, but do not like the idea of introducing keeper liability, the consultation... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation, says AA

Pavement trips cost councils at least £2.1m in compensation, says AA

Pedestrians were awarded at least £2.1m in compensation after tripping on pavements in the past year, research by the AA has revealed. The motoring association found that 10,572 people made claims against local councils, although only 859 (8%) were successful.... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
CEO attacked by street gang in Birmingham

CEO attacked by street gang in Birmingham

A civil enforcement officer was dragged off his moped and assaulted by a gang of youths on a Birmingham street. The attack on CEO Charlie Weston, who works for... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Three teens arrested after Birmingham car-jackings

Three teenagers were arrested following a car-jacking and two attempted car robberies in the space of 30 minutes in Birmingham last month. West Midlands Police officers flooded the Lozells area on 23 September after thieves drove off in a man’s Ford Fiesta having snatched his keys through an... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Teacher spared jail after driving at Manchester Airport parking official

Patrick McDonnell

A teacher has been spared a custodial jail sentence after driving at a parking attendant at Manchester Airport after a row over drop-off costs.  Graham Benbow, 55, who works at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, was given a six-month suspended sentence after admitting dangerous driving at... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
West Midlands Police uncovers 'chop shops'

West Midlands Police uncovers 'chop shops'

West Midlands Police uncovered two ‘chop shops’ in which stolen cars are dismantled in the space of an hour last month. Seven people were arrested by West... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
'Drug dealers only' parking spaces highlight London crime

'Drug dealers only' parking spaces highlight London crime

Parking spaces designated for “Drug dealers only” appeared on an east London street last month as residents sought to highlight drug crime. Locals have been concerned about open drug dealing in the area so they... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Woman snaps her car’s thief

Woman snaps her car’s thief

A woman who confronted a suspected thief took his photo as he was sitting in her stolen car in... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
Tower Hamlets schools to be ‘car-free zones’

Tower Hamlets schools to be ‘car-free zones’

Parents in Tower Hamlets can ask for temporary street closures Schools in east London will be able to pilot streets closures to cars for a few hours a day where parents are... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Hertfordshire councils appoint APCOA as enforcement contractor

East Hertfordshire District Council, Stevenage Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have appointed APCOA Parking (UK) as their parking management contractor. The five-year contract, which comes into effect on 17 January 2019, covers services including the enforcement of on-street and... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

APCOA to process Lincolnshire’s PCNs

Lincolnshire County Council has appointed APCOA Parking (UK) to run its notice processing service. The five-year contract will see APCOA provide a full back office service to the county’s parking enforcement contract, which is also operated by APCOA.  APCOA is working with parking... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News
26,000 sign free hospital parking petition

26,000 sign free hospital parking petition

A petition calling for an immediate end to car parking charges at all NHS hospitals was delivered to Number 10 Downing Street last month (10 September). The online... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

Residents in 'parking chaos' area earn £5 to rent drives

Residents living near a government office in Blackpool where there is pressure on parking have been asked if they will rent out driveways for £5 a week. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office has just 1,000 of its 3,000 civil servants. This leads to staff often parking on local... continue

6 Oct 2018Parking Review News

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