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Purple Parking calls in administrators

November 4th, 2017
purple parking celebratin 25 years

Purple Parking, the longest running and largest off-airport car parking company at Heathrow has sadly had to call in the administrators after amassing debts of £2 million. The company was setup 25 years ago and since expanded its operation from the Heathrow base to 26 airports across the UK. Travellers returning to the UK faced […]

Clamping ban gives rise to private parking tickets

October 13th, 2013

Almost 25% more parking tickets have been issued this year since the ban on clamping came into effect almost 12 months ago. Parking tickets also known as parking charge notices or fixed penalty notice are estimated to reach 2.3 million by the end of this year. This will be an increase of approximately 500,000 parking […]

Parking Oscars World’s Coolest Car Parks

August 16th, 2013

We don’t usually pride ourselves on being cool in the parking industry but our friends at Stress Free Airport Parking in conjunction with FX magazine have struck upon a good idea by creating The Parking Oscars. Its no joke and there are some pretty cool car parks out there. Full details of the shortlisted car parks […]

Motorists could see £50 rise in parking fines

July 16th, 2013

The Transport Secretary, Norman Baker, has said that the Government will review the £70 cap on parking fines outside of London. Motorists face big increases to parking fines outside the capital which are currently capped at £70. In London the maximum fine is £130 a difference of £50. Ministers announced that they were debating lifting […]

Parking rows make for bad neighbours

July 15th, 2013

The biggest cause off problems between neighbours is from blocking access to a neighbour’s driveway or from parking outside their house. According to a recent survey of AA members disputes over parking accounted for a third of arguments between neighbours. The worst problems occur in the north east and south east of England. Other common […]

Talking Parking Tickets

May 13th, 2013

Its hard to believe that one day you could get a parking ticket that talks to you. Well the time may be coming soon to a car park near you! A British company has developed a ticket with an embedded 30 second audio message. Its likely to be used mostly by private landowners who it is […]

Top Ten Professionals Caught Breaking the Speed Limit

January 8th, 2013

Speeding menace of doctors and barristers: Both are in top ten of professionals caught breaking the limit Company operations directors, surgeons and sales directors have topped a table of professions caught speeding, which also features hospital consultants and barristers. Full Story:   Author – Mark Holmes Google+

Parking ticket crusader faces selling his home

January 8th, 2013

Parking ticket crusader faces selling his home after losing £40,000 legal fight against council over bays and signs Now, solicitors for Bolton council’s auditors, KPMG, have said he must sell his four-bedroom home in order to recover £40,000 costs, plus interest. Full Story:   Author – Mark Holmes Google+