Thursday, April 05, 2007

CPS, RIP, now we’ve got NCP

Salford Advertiser
UNPOPULAR CPS has finally been given the boot from Salford.
But before motorists start celebrating, National Car Parks (NCP) has taken over the contract with a whole raft of new powers....more

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Parking chiefs meet shoppers

Shopshire Star
Parking bosses who have dished out fines to Ellesmere shoppers and traders for parking illegally have met with residents about the new regulations being enforced.
Some Ellesmere shoppers are unhappy they have been fined for parking in areas of the town where they have stopped for decades and have vented their frustration to traffic wardens....more

Sunday, April 01, 2007

£3m aim for park fines

Express and Star
Almost £3 million in parking fines is expected to be collected by Walsall Council in the first four years after the authority takes over responsibility from the police.
From April 2008 up to 32 parking attendants will be patrolling the streets of Walsall until 6pm from Monday to Thursday and 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays...more

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Irene’s anger over ticket for parking ‘out of bay’

This is Cheshire
By Sarah Harker
A CHARITY worker has had her hopes dashed after the council agreed to consider overturning a parking fine.
St Rocco's volunteer Irene Priest was fined for leaving her car in a free car park in Pepper Street, Lymm, on Saturday.
A hospice volunteer for more than 18 years, the 76-year-old widow left her car in the car park to work in the St Rocco's shop....more

Friday, March 30, 2007

Database of parking fine dodgers almost finished

Donegal News
DONEGAL County Council is in the process of building a database of offenders who have not paid parking fines.
To date many people have been getting away with non-payment but that is due to change by the end of the summer once the database of offenders has been compiled. ...more

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Avoid a parking ticket - just by driving away

This is London
Millions of motorists could escape parking fines by driving away before the ticket is placed on their windscreen, after a landmark High Court case.
Judges ruled that businessman Simeon Ademolake does not have to pay a £50 fine because the warden had not placed the ticket on his car before he drove off. ...more

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Flouters face High St ban fines at last

Oxford Mail
By Giles Sheldrick
Drivers who ignored the ban on cars in parts of Oxford today will be the first to be fined £60.
Oxfordshire County Council has had a 'grace period' for the past month by just sending warnings to those caught driving along Oxford's historic High Street between 7.30am and 6.30pm....more