Let’s look to the future

Let’s look to the future

Caroline Sheppard

When I was interviewed in 1992 to be the very first parking adjudicator for the new decriminalised enforcement scheme in London, I said that my first objective was to have the best tribunal in the country, and my second was to have no work.  I think the Traffic Penalty Tribunal is now perhaps... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Features

PATROL launches latest round of the Parking Annual Reports by Councils Awards

Mark Moran

PATROL’s annual search for the best parking report produced by a local authority is underway. The Parking Annual Reports by Councils (PARC) Awards recognise best practice by local authority parking teams in communicating with the public and other key stakeholders. Reports will be judged by an... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Start spreading the news

Start spreading the news

Paul Nicholls

We are passionate about parking annual reports at Brighton & Hove... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Opinion
Fast online appeals management is here... and it works

Fast online appeals management is here... and it works

Iain Worrall

Historically, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT)... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Features
P is for PATROL, parking and partnership

P is for PATROL, parking and partnership

Louise Hutchinson

Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London (PATROL) has 310 member local authorities from across England and Wales.... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Features
PATROL: Preparing for tomorrow’s parking world

PATROL: Preparing for tomorrow’s parking world

Cllr Jamie Macrae

The principal objective of PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London) is to provide independent adjudication to its member... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Features
Why do we charge for parking?

Why do we charge for parking?

Nick Lester-Davies

The economics of parking are very complex because we are at the interface between what... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Opinion
Independent Appeals Service reviews year of challenges to PCNs issued  on private land

Independent Appeals Service reviews year of challenges to PCNs issued on private land

Almost 17,500 appeals against parking charges issued on private land were heard by the Independent Appeals Service (IAS) last year. The service provides motorists with independent redress in matters concerning the issue of a private parking charge by members of the International Parking Community’s Approved Operator Scheme. The appeals... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review News
The International Parking Community sets out its vision for the future

The International Parking Community sets out its vision for the future

Parking operators are increasingly engaging with motorists in the digital domain, and this is something that their representative bodies will also have to do. This was a key message delivered by the International Parking Community (IPC) at its 2017 annual conference.  IPC... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review Features

Inverurie station car park expands as interchange takes shape

The car park at Inverurie rail station in Aberdeenshire is being extended. The work will add a third more spaces, bringing the total number of spaces in the car park to 140. The project is an early phase of the Inverurie Transport Interchange being undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans and... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Kettering General Hospital deck completed

Kettering General Hospital deck completed

Patrick McDonnell

Kettering General Hospital’s new car parking deck opened on 1 December. The new deck provides 240 additional car... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Students create green space with Indigo at Cornish hospital

Students create green space with Indigo at Cornish hospital

Students from Cornwall College have won a landscaping competition run by parking company Indigo that has seen a lightwell at Derriford Hospital transformed into a meeting space for patients and visitors. The Lightwell Design... continue

8 Dec 2017Parking Review News

New thinking needed to solve cross-Channel lorry problems

Brian Dalton Purley, Surrey CR8

I read with interest your article on the Kent lorry park (‘Legal challenge brings axe down on Kent lorry park’ LTT24 Nov). I don’t support concreting over the countryside, so perhaps a method of managing lorries needs to be instigated that makes use of existing lorry parks, while... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Motorway P&R site for Cambridge?

Councils in Cambridgeshire are to compare the costs and benefits of a new bus-based park-and-ride site beside the M11 with the expansion of the existing Trumpington park-and-ride site in the south of the city. A potential location for a new P&R site has been identified on green belt land... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Give us space at stations for bike hire, says TfL

Give us space at stations for bike hire, says TfL

More space for hire bikes is urgently needed at mainline railway stations in central London, according to David Eddington, head of cycle hire at Transport for London.  “We’ve had... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Diesel surcharge for Islington P&D

The London Borough of Islington is to introduce a £2 surcharge for diesel vehicles parking in short stay pay & display bays across the borough. Westminster City Council introduced a surcharge for pre-2015 diesels using pay & display bays in Marylebone in June. The charge is... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Cornwall Council switches to JustPark

Cornwall Council switches to JustPark

Mark Moran

Phone parking services at Cornwall Council car parks will be provided by JustPark. The council said that the... continue

7 Dec 2017Parking Review News

Man jailed for attack on Kent parking officer

A man has been jailed for two years for an attack that left a civil enforcement officer with a fractured shoulder. The attack on a street in Sheerness, Kent, was captured on CCTV. Daniel Corneille from Sheerness pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at Maidstone Crown Court.  The CEO, who... continue

5 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Resident demands paramedics on call to move their ‘van’

Resident demands paramedics on call to move their ‘van’

Mark Moran

West Midlands Ambulance Service tweeted a note telling... continue

5 Dec 2017Parking Review News
APH wins Best Airport Parking trophy at British Travel Awards for 8th year running

APH wins Best Airport Parking trophy at British Travel Awards for 8th year running

Mark Moran

Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) was named as the ‘Best Airport Parking... continue

5 Dec 2017Parking Review News

Parking and traffic contraventions increase in London

Mark Moran

The total number of penalty charge notices (PCNs) issued by boroughs and Transport for London (TfL) in 2016-17 was 10% higher than last year, statistics published by London Councils show. A focus on more serious contraventions is behind the rise, with higher level parking PCNs and moving traffic... continue

5 Dec 2017Parking Review News

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