• Simplicity and invisibility

    17 August 2021

    Nick Sacke looks at some of the ways local government can deploy Internet of Things solutions to streamline processes and make life better for users.

  • Turning the tide

    22 July 2020

    Cllr Vikki Slade outlines the key aspects of BCP Council’s response when day trippers arrived in droves after the relaxation of lockdown.

  • Pop up parking 'could help recovery'

    29 May 2020

    The Government has urged councils to consider providing pop up parking on the outskirts of urban areas to help the recovery from coronavirus.

  • Parking charges for social care and NHS workers suspended

    27 March 2020

    On-street and pay and display car parking charges for social care and NHS workers will be suspended.

  • Councils ease parking restrictions to help coronavirus fight

    23 March 2020

    Councils across the UK are reducing parking restrictions as part of the fight against coronavirus.

  • London residents are underpaying for parking permits

    18 March 2020

    Residential parking permits in London need to at least meet their own costs of operation, with any resulting surplus going towards supporting mode of transport shift, says Joe Wills of Centre for London.

  • Audit sign off delayed for fourth year

    25 July 2019

    Auditors will not be able to sign off Scarborough BC’s accounts by the statutory deadline with a formal objection stretching back four years still unresolved.

  • Wandsworth faces insourcing demand by striking workers

    24 January 2019

    Workers have demanded parking enforcement at Wandsworth LBC be brought in-house as four days of industrial action begin today.

  • Badge of dishonour

    16 August 2017

    Central Bedfordshire Council has issued some serious advice to people thinking of illegally using disabled parking spots – if you’re going to come up with excuses, make sure you can stand them up.

  • A parking mad amnesty

    10 August 2016

    Diary is well versed in a number of different types of amnesty, having taken advantage of many during our younger days.

  • White Van Man on . . . council tax

    12 January 2016

    Get ready for the great council tax rip-off this year.

  • Thurrock’s parking mad

    30 September 2015

    It appears that rumours the silly season is dead – at least for another year – have been greatly exaggerated.