City Councils Across the UK Consider Parking Levy Scheme

It was reported on the 23rd of August 2010 that councils in some of the major cities in the UK are following suit after Nottingham to use the workplace parking levy as a means to raise funds and cut congestion. Read more »

Manchester Piccadilly Place Car Park Review

The Manchester Piccadilly Place car park is located in the M1 area, a few blocks away from the Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly Station. There are a selection of inns, hotels and pubs in the area as well. This multi-storey car park has 584 bays to park in with 20 bays allocated for blue-badge holders. Read more »

London Victoria Car Park Review

The London Victoria car park is located at Semley Place in the SW1W area, not too far away from the Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Google London and the Buckingham Palace. The area is generally busy with shoppers and travellers storming in and out of the Victoria Station and at times finding a place to park can be difficult. Read more »

“Parking Fine” – compliment or con?

A famous quote by Will Rogers reads, “Politics ain’t worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space”. In addition to all the chaos about unreasonable expense claims by MPs, for which the tax payer already contributes, what can be more frustrating is receiving a penalty charge notice (PCN) for ridiculous reasons. I came across some hilarious incidents involving parking tickets and thought I should share them with you, in case you happen to be in such situations at some point in the future – hopefully NOT! Read more »

Running out of space. Is the Labour Government to blame?

The level of car ownership in the UK is expected to rise considerably in the next few years, which poses a significant threat to the provision of parking available. When we talk about parking, it includes both residential and non-residential allocation in your local area. Planning policies adopted by the previous Labour government had an aggressive stance towards parking standards and parking fines. Read more »

East Midlands Airport Parking

One of the great things about the Long Stay (Nos.1 to 4) and Short Stay car parks at East Midlands Airport is that they are all within a short stroll of the terminal. If you wish to park at the Long Stay car parks No. 6 & 7, which are located a little further away, then you will have a short courtesy bus ride to the terminal but the price is cheaper as a result. This beats Stansted Airport parking hands down! Read more »

The Workplace Parking Levy

Nottingham City is the first council in the UK to introduce a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL). The controversial scheme which received the go ahead at the back end of 2009 is still the subject of much debate with supporters and objectors equally matched. The charge, which will be in force from 2012 has triggered outrage from some quarters and has been condemned by some major motoring organisations. Read more »

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