Turning the Spotlight on Parking

What impact does parking have on the local community? “Spotlight on Parking 2014”, a half day free seminar being hosted at Hounslow Civic Centre in central London this spring, will shine the light on this and other local parking issues.


The London Borough of Hounslow Parking Services Department is joining forces with parking consultants Alpha Parking Ltd to host the invitation only half-day event on 4th March.


“Spotlight on Parking 2014” will have a number of high profile speakers who will be giving their views on some of the pressing issues facing the parking profession. Explaining their points will be Dr Scott Le Vine from the Centre of Transport Studies, Imperial College, who wrote the RAC “On the Move” report; Patrick Troy, Chief Executive of the British Parking Association; and Caroline Hamilton, London’s Chief Parking Adjudicator. The day’s proceedings will be overseen by Keith Banbury OBE, who is chairing the event.


Hounslow’s Mayor, Sachin Gupta – the youngest ever Mayor of Hounslow – will 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 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 is Head of Parking at Hounslow Borough Council. She 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.’


Penny Winder, Director of Alpha Parking said:

‘We would like the seminar to be seen as an opportunity for those involved in parking – be it as a parking manager, a stakeholder or a community representative – to have a chance to listen to other perspectives and talk through their own issues in a supportive environment.’


For further information and to apply for a place on the “Spotlight on Parking 2014” seminar telephone 020 7242 2567 or email  parkingenquiries@aparking.co.uk.