British Parking Association

Type: Organization
Name: British Parking Association
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Parking firms pay £1.3m more to DVLA

Private parking firms paid more than £6m to the DVLA for the names and addresses of drivers in the past year - an increase of 28%, figures suggest.The boom has been driven by a big increase in tickets issued to drivers parked on private land such as motorway ... [Published BBC - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Letters - April 22, 2014

History was dug upDiscoveryThe opening of the Wetherspoon’s Elk pub in Poulton has raised an interesting point in history.An exciting discovery in July 1970 gave Poulton international fame when an almost complete skeleton of a 12,000-year-old elk was ... [Published Blackpool Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to save council money

The man who oversaw a bumper year for parking fines in the borough has been let go as part of a cost-cutting scheme.Kingston Council’s interim parking manager John McArdle’s 12-month contract was not renewed at the beginning of this month, and his job ... [Published Kingston Borough Guardian - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Flashpark Founder Features in Televised Parking Debate

Last year a one-off documentary, ‘Parking Mad’, revealed the extent to which parking gets Brits riled up. Now, a new four-part extended series of the programme is to be broadcast on the BBC, delving deeper into the public’s problems with parking.Costas ... [Published Empowered News - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Concerns over charges for free disabled parking badges

DISABLED people are being urged to remember that applying for a blue parking badge is free.The British Parking Association is concerned that some websites are charging around £50 to process applications.The Blue Badge is available to qualifying disabled ... [Published Dorset Echo - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Nick Smith MP Battles the Private Parking Scamdal

There have been no legal challenges to Private Parking Law that came into effect in October 2012. But at least Nick Smith, MP for Blaenau Gwent is challenging legislation that robs motorists of at least £140,000,000 a year.Nick Smith MP is calling for ... [Published HonestJohn.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

MK1 shopping park proud to display coveted parking award

(l-r) Richard Harris FM Operations Cushman & Wakefield; Brian Rodger, Crime Prevention Design Advisor Thames Valley Police Service; Jo Francis Head of Retail Property Management Regional Portfolio The Crown Estate; Antony Powell Area Manager British ... [Published MKWeb - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Parking company director not phased by trips to court

Comments (0)A PARKING enforcement company director has warned others thinking of taking action against him after seven successful trips to court in two and a half weeks.Mike Cooke, of Armtrac Services, has appeared in court in relation to appeals against ... [Published This is Cornwall - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Worlds biggest car park award

1st April – British Parking Association are pleased to announceWorld’s Biggest Car Park Receives Prestigious Park Mark® Award2014 is the 10th anniversary of the Safer Parking Scheme and Park Mark® . This nationally recognised scheme is managed by the  ... [Published Professional Security - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Fears a change of £1 coin could cost a mint

While the 12-sided ‘threepenny bit’ design is aimed at reducing staggering forgery figures - estimated to be£45 million - some vending industry experts claim the cost of changes to machines could top £100 millionPlans to introduce a new counterfeit resistant ... [Published Hinckley Times - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

If you get a parking ticket - here's how to escape paying

'We won our case because signs were hidden': Don't go mad if you get a parking ticket - here's how to escape having to pay it The modern scourge of motoring is finding somewhere to park – even when paying through the nose for the privilege. And after ... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Parkex previewed

Instead of its usual slot in April, this year’s Parkex – Europe’s largest dedicated parking exhibition - will take place on 10-11 June at Olympia in London.Organised by Brintex on behalf of the British Parking Association, the show welcomed over 2,000 ... [Published Shopping Centre - Mar 27 2014]

Quotes

A DVLA spokeswoman said: "We take our responsibility to protect information seriously."
He said he won all seven recent cases, adding: "I'm happy to go to court whenever because we are always right and every time I go people are forced to pay us £160, when it would have been just £60 if they paid up straightaway."
Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the LGA's Economy and Transport Board, said: "Road safety campaigners and disability and pedestrian charities all agree with councils that banning CCTV parking enforcement will put school children and disabled pedestrians at risk and worsen road safety. The Government has wrongly claimed councils are alone in wanting to protect CCTV powers but, in fact, they face strong opposition to a ban that is impossible to ignore."
"This can involve revisiting a site, taking photos, writing numerous letters explaining why a claim should be thrown out, and also attending court hearings. But if you are prepared to face all this then hopefully you should win." Councils generated £350 million in revenue from parking fines last year, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government...

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Parking firms pay £1.3m more to DVLA [Published BBC - Apr 23 2014]
Letters - April 22, 2014 [Published Blackpool Gazette - Apr 22 2014]
Parking boss who oversaw bumper profits axed to... [Published Kingston Borough Guardian - Apr 18 2014]
Flashpark Founder Features in Televised Parking... [Published Empowered News - Apr 17 2014]
CCTV cars or ‘traffic spies’? [Published Professional Security - Apr 16 2014]
Nick Smith MP Battles the Private Parking Scamdal [Published HonestJohn.co.uk - Apr 16 2014]
MK1 shopping park proud to display coveted park... [Published MKWeb - Apr 16 2014]
Crown wins MK1 parking accolade [Published CoStar Uk - Apr 16 2014]
Concerns over charges for free disabled parking... [Published Dorset Echo - Apr 16 2014]
Parking company director not phased by trips to... [Published This is Cornwall - Apr 15 2014]
The Parking Professionals [Published Health Business - Apr 11 2014]
Charities, schools, councils and road safety gr... [Published Local Government Association - Apr 10 2014]
Motoring fine ‘nightmare’ to be tackled by ACFO [Published FLEETPOINT - Apr 07 2014]
Ex-parking boss loses racism claim against Dund... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Apr 04 2014]
Tragic plea over BGH car parking [Published Southern Reporter - Apr 04 2014]
Worlds biggest car park award [Published Professional Security - Apr 01 2014]
Fears a change of £1 coin could cost a mint [Published Hinckley Times - Apr 01 2014]
Investigation finds 'no illegal activity’ from ... [Published Telegraph and Argus - Mar 31 2014]
If you get a parking ticket - here's how to esc... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 29 2014]
Enforcement Summit 214: Join the great debate [Published Parking Review - Mar 28 2014]
Parkex previewed [Published Shopping Centre - Mar 27 2014]
New £1 coin concerns car parks [Published FLEETPOINT - Mar 24 2014]
Parking Meters Count cost of new £1 Coin [Published New Car Net - Mar 21 2014]
QUIDOCALYPSE: Blighty braces for £100 MILLION c... [Published The Register - Mar 20 2014]
New £1’s design is a little bit edgy [Published This Is Wiltshire - Mar 20 2014]
British New £1 Coin May Cost Vending Machine In... [Published The Guardian Express - Mar 20 2014]
Budget 2014: Winners and losers [Published Moneywise Magazine - Mar 19 2014]
New pound coin will mean £100 million bill to c... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 19 2014]
New £1 Coin Is 'Most Secure In The World' [Published Independent Radio News - Mar 19 2014]
Q&A: Counting the cost of the new £1 coin [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 19 2014]
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