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The state of parking across the UK’s cities and popular seaside towns in England and Wales

Whether you’re using your vehicle for commuting or visiting your favourite attraction there’s nothing more frustrating than driving round endlessly in search of a parking space. This experience can be made even worse when travelling with children or pets in the vehicle, eager to escape and begin causing havoc! The latest research from Bill Plant …

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Fighting for a space – which UK cities have the best parking provision?

Which UK cities have the best parking provision? In the UK, huge numbers of people use their cars daily, whether commuting to work, doing the weekly shopping, taking gran to her appointments, or picking the kids up from school. As public transport has been gradually scaled back over the years, with fewer bus routes and …

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More than 22,000 parking tickets are being issued to drivers every day

More than 22,000 parking tickets are being issued to drivers every day

An average of more than 22,000 tickets are being handed to drivers every day by private parking firms, according to new research. Analysis of Government data by the PA news agency revealed that four million tickets were issued to British motorists between April and September by companies. This was despite car use being more than …

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Despite drop in traffic, private parking fines are up

Despite drop in traffic, private parking fines are up

This year UK drivers have been given a near record number of parking fines from private firms, despite being quieter during the pandemic. According to new figures, 1,95 million motorists were charged in the first three months of the 2021-22 financial year, compared with 497,678 in the first quarter of last year (2020-21) when lockdown …

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MPs recommend pavement parking ban

The Transport Committee has recommended an outright ban on pavement parking across England. The government will now undertake a 12-week consultation on the issue. This will include options such as allowing local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to crack down on unnecessary obstruction of the pavement. Currently, outside London, only police have this power. …

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No more parking fines for minor keying errors

Fines for drivers who accidentally enter incorrect number plate details when paying for parking could be scrapped. The British Parking Association (BPA) has revised its Code of Practice which no states that firms under its Approved Operator Scheme should overturn fines for ‘minor keying errors’. A minor keying error is where “one character has been …

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