The Lincolnite | March 2014
It is very pleasing to see that Lincolnite, City of Lincoln’s local paper, has reported favourably on this year’s car park review and recommendations by Alpha Parking. This year the review was extended to cover way-finding to the car parks and their ecological credentials.
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What impact does parking have on a local community?
‘Spotlight on Parking 2014’ — a half- day, free seminar being hosted at Hounslow Civic Centre in London on 4 March — will shine a light on this and other local parking issues.
The London Borough of Hounslow’s parking services department is joining forces with consultants Alpha Parking to host the invitation-only event, which will feature a number of high-profile speakers. These include: Dr Scott Le Vine, from the Centre of Transport Studies, Imperial College, who wrote the RAC report On the Move; Patrick Troy, chief executive of the British Parking Association; and Caroline Hamilton, London’s chief parking adjudicator.
They will give their views on some of the pressing issues facing the parking profession and the day’s proceedings will be overseen by Keith Banbury OBE, who is chairing the event.
Sachin Gupta — the youngest mayor of Hounslow to date — will also be at the seminar, as will Brendon Walsh, director of regeneration, economic development and the environment for Hounslow Borough Council. The seminar reflects the wide range of parties that are impacted by parking issues, including parking professionals, stakeholders in the parking profession — such as the Metropolitan Police and the RAC — and community groups.
Melanie Gadd, head of parking at Hounslow Borough Council, said: The idea behind the seminar is to acknowledge the impact of parking on every facet of the community.
It is also an opportunity for a wide range of people involved in parking issues to share views and to gain understanding and knowledge of current issues from a range of different perspectives.’
For further information and to apply for a place on the ‘Spotlight on Parking 2014’ seminar, telephone 020 7242 2567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.