Council delays plans to install more parking spaces in Newark

Council delays plans to install more parking spaces in Newark

Deniz Huseyin

Plans to increase parking capacity in Newark, Nottinghamshire, by cutting down mature trees and building on green space have been delayed after local protests. Conservative led... continue

8 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Hants prepares A31 for no-deal Brexit

A three-mile section of the southbound A31 in Hampshire could be turned into a lorry holding area in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The road between a junction near Alresford and a junction near Winchester would be used to hold between 200 and 300 HGVs destined for Portsmouth International Port. A... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

MPs to scrutinise pavement parking

The House of Commons transport committee has announced an inquiry into pavement parking in England. The committee is calling for written evidence on: the impact of pavement parking; enforcement of pavement parking offences; and possible reforms of traffic regulation orders to deal with pavement... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Private parking sector to be reformed

The regulation of parking on private land is set to undergo a transformation over the next year following the passing of a new Act of Parliament. The Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 will require private parking firms to follow a new code of practice and will see the establishment of a new... continue

11 Apr 2019Parking Review Features

Poplar Play Streets are safe spaces

Roads in Tower Hamlets were closed to traffic on 25 March so that parents and children could enjoy a variety of games, cycling opportunities and performances from local schools. The east London borough’s first ‘Play Street’ took place on Bygrove Street and a section of Ricardo... continue

11 Apr 2019Parking Review News
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MPs launch pavement parking inquiry

The House of Commons Transport Committee has launched an inquiry to explore the problems of pavement parking in England and consider possible solutions. Pavement parking is when one or more wheels of a vehicle are on the footpath. This creates obstacles for people wanting to use footpaths, and... continue

11 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Portsmouth care workers fined for misusing Blue Badges

Three care workers have been found guilty for misusing Blue Badges in Portsmouth. The cases, heard in separate magistrates court hearings, follow investigations by Portsmouth City Council. Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard that on 26 June 2018, Cheryl Lepota was caught by council... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Schools should have ‘no idling zones’, says Public Health England

A ban on cars idling outside school gates has been proposed as part of a series of UK-wide recommendations put forward by Public Health England (PHE). The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) commissioned PHE to review the evidence for practical interventions to reduce harm from outdoor air... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Features

Cardiff ‘self-ticketing’ parking operation filmed posting signs after car was parked

A parking company was caught on CCTV erecting a ‘No parking’ sign on private land in Cardiff before taking the details of parked car. The attendant then took the sign down and the car’s owner was sent a £100 parking charge notice via post. The PCN was issued by Peter Ahmed,... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Man fined after ignoring 21 parking tickets

A man has been fined after ignoring over 20 penalty charge notices issued by a Scottish local authority. David Humphries, used a pay & display car park behind the Iceland store he manages in Galashiels. However, he did not pay PCNs issued by Scottish Borders Council or answer letters asking him... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Daily Mail attacks local authority parking fees

A national newspaper put parking on its front page, claiming councils are on course to make a £1bn surplus over the coming year. On 8 March the Daily Mail said motorists face charges rising by up to 230% as local authorities finalist their 2019-20 budgets. As well as charging more for car... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

Driver who rammed into Tesco worker jailed

A getaway driver who broke a woman's back when she rammed into her in a supermarket car park has been jailed. Lucy Turner from Borehamwood sent shop worker Danielle Wood sprawling over the bonnet as she drove into shoppers outside Tesco in Rickmansworth on 23 December 2018. As Turner attempted to... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Manslaughter charge follows row over parking space

A man has been charged with manslaughter following an alleged row over a supermarket parking space ended in a death. Christopher Gadd, 48, died at the Sainsbury’s store in Pontllanfraith in Caerphilly, Wales, after being involved in a collision with a Land Rover Freelander on 4 March. The... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Ealing increases fly-tipping fines

People caught dropping rubbish on streets of Ealing in west London will be penalised with larger fines. Ealing Council will be increasing on-the-spot fines for dropping cigarette butts, dog fouling and fly-posting from £80 to £150.  The announcement comes after the government... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Tower Hamlets funds new School Streets projects

Primary schools in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets will benefit from School Streets, an initiative to close roads to traffic or restrict the volume of cars passing by schools. Tower Hamlets Council has allocated £200,000 for works to start on 15 schools this year and next year. Each... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Operation Brock is ready for action, says government

The government says a new range of measures are now available for managing roads disruption in Kent that may arise in the wake of Brexit. The measures, named Operation Brock, queues lorries bound for mainland Europe on the coastbound M20 and uses a contraflow on the London-bound carriageway to... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

New parking levy powers for Scottish councils get thumbs down in Fife

Deniz Huseyin

Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to officially rule out introducing a workplace parking levy (WPL). This follows a decision by the Scottish Government last month to give local authorities the powers to implement a WPL and a transient visitor levy – or tourist tax... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Let’s have informed decisions on the code

Grahame Rose

In debates surrounding the passage of Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill through Parliament, the exchanges in Parliament were mostly positive, but the focus on the motorists’ perspective did mean that the rights and needs of property owners were not always fully... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review Opinion

Herefordshire allocates £150k for car park upgrades

Herefordshire Council has approved expenditure of £150,000 for improving car parking across the county. The programme of works will include improvements to signage and accessibility at the Maylords car park, particularly for those parking with children – including 12 new parent/child... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Leicester should have workplace parking levy, says Mayor Soulsby

Leicester should have workplace parking levy, says Mayor Soulsby

Deniz Huseyin

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby has set out his intention... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Ashton-under-Lyne suspends phone parking after complaints from traders

A phone parking payment system introduced in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, at the end of last year has been suspended after traders complained it was affecting business. The RingGo cashless payment system was launched in November 2018, covering 140 spaces in the town centre. Tameside... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

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