Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Atlas alarm over conflicting regulations

In a Business News article Atlas Group managing director Joe Baker has sounded the alarm over "a bewildering array of conflicting regulations and lack of policing" of the automatic security gate installation industry.

The article is the first salvo in a series of measures planned by Mr. Baker to bring home to the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament and, if necessary Brussels, that the "incomprehensible, unworkable and unenforceable" regulations are putting lives at risk.

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Sunday, 16 May 2010


Many people who attend NHS hospitals expect car parking to be free. However, given the limits on space, the costs involved and the demand for spaces, car parking needs to be managed properly. Charging is often the most effective way to do this.
Recognising this, the British Parking Association has published a Hospital Parking Charter which is designed for both NHS Trusts and car park operators. The aim of the Charter is to strike the right balance between being fair to patients and others, including staff, and making sure the facilities are managed effectively for the good of everyone.
The BPA is encouraging NHS Trusts and car park operators who manage hospital car parks to sign up to this charter and to abide by its letter and spirit.
Further information from the BPA at http://www.britishparking.co.uk/ or Tel: 01444 4320022.


The consumer magazine Which? has produced a guide to parking. It includes sections on Parking Rules; Where To Park; Parking Tickets; Right To Appeal; and Park, Pay & Display.
Further information from Which? at http://www.which.co.uk/ or 0800 432 0022.