Cashless Parking: The Future of Car Park Management?

January 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Today’s society is becoming increasingly cashless. Nearly 3,000 bank branches have closed across the UK since 2015 and ATMs disappeared at a rate of 500 a month in the first half of last year, according to a survey by “Which?”. The [...]

Parking “Code of Practice” Bill Expected to Receive Royal Assent by Easter

January 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Parking “Code of Practice” Bill Has Second Reading in House of Lords   The Parking “Code of Practice” Bill, sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP, had its second reading in the House of Lords last week, on Friday 18th January. [...]

Managing the Abuse of Disabled Parking

December 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disabled parking is a hugely important aspect of car park management and the abuse of these facilities is a growing problem which affects the lives of disabled people throughout the UK. The ability to park safely and in an accessible [...]

How Effective Car Park Management Can Combat Out of Hours Abuse

November 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A problem often faced by car park owners in the management of their land is out of hours abuse. It is not uncommon for car parks that shut overnight, such as retail car parks, to become a gathering spot for [...]

Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Car Park Management

November 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Last week, a number of our HX team members attended the International Parking Community (IPC) Annual Conference. We were lucky enough to hear some fascinating talks with regards to the future of the car park management industry, but one of [...]

HX Car Park Management Featured in UK Parliamentary Review

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

HX Car Park Management was incredibly pleased to be featured in this year’s UK Parliamentary Review. You can read our contribution to the Review here (HX is featured on pages 40-42).   In the Review, released last month, HX Car Park [...]

Calls for Ethical Car Park Management in Hospitals as Petition Handed to Downing Street

September 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The issue of our hospitals’ car parks, and how ethically these car parks are managed, has long been in contention. These tensions came to a head this week, resulting in the submission to Downing Street of a petition to scrap [...]

Car Park Management Industry Update: August 2018

August 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

As we are now well over halfway through 2018, we at HX Car Park Management have decided to take a look at changes made within and with respect to the car park management industry so far this year. The APDS [...]

3 Ways in Which the Parking “Code of Practice” Bill is Good for the Car Park Management Industry

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Parking “Code of Practice” Bill, sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP, was first presented to Parliament on Wednesday 19th July 2017 and had its second reading on Friday 2nd February 2018. The Bill is summarised as “a Bill to [...]

Disabled parking: Blue badge made available to those with “hidden disabilities”

July 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Department of Transport has confirmed that, from 2019 onwards, members of the public with “hidden disabilities” will be granted access to blue badge parking permits, enabling them to park closer to their destinations. This change represents the biggest change [...]