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Pavement Parking


Although People's Parking is an accreditation for car parks many of the posts on our facebook page are from people complaining about the problem of pavement parking. This is an issue for wheelchair and scooter users, parents with buggies and visually impaired people as when a vehicle parks on the pavement there is not enough space for people to pass and instead they are forced onto the ... Read More

Posted on 11/01/2018 10:05:06

Tackling Blue Badge abuse


Helen Dolphin from People's Parking has been out and about with Blue Badge enforcement officers in Norfolk. All car parks accredited by People's Parking must enforce their disabled bays to make sure only Blue badge holders park in them. However, on street officers also have the power to check badges and bring prosecutions where a badge is not being used by the holder. People's Parking would like ... Read More

Posted on 10/01/2018 16:31:05

Partnership aims to boost consumer confidence and convenience


The International Parking Community is taking decisive and far-reaching steps to ensure the safety and priorities of consumers are at the heart of new initiatives to improve standards within the parking industry.  The progressive trade association has now formalised its partnership with the People’s Parking accreditation scheme for car parks.  As a result of this significant move, the ... Read More

Posted on 26/09/2017 15:53:28

First Bradford shopping centre car park to achieve People’s Parking accreditation


Bradford’s Kirkgate Shopping has been awarded the People’s Parking accreditation, and is the first shopping centre in the city to meet the scheme’s stringent requirements. People’s Parking, founded by independent mobility consultant Helen Dolphin MBE in 2016, works to improve car parks for customer needs, highlighting the facilities for disabled people, parents, commuters, cyclists ... Read More

Posted on 07/08/2017 12:19:27

People's Parking well received at Allied Mobility day


On 21st June 2017 Allied Mobility hosted a mobility day at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire. Allied, who supply Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) to disabled people put on several mobility days a year for people to come and see their vehicles. A number of charitable organisations and businesses were also invited including People's Parking. Many of the Allied vehicles are quite high, ... Read More

Posted on 26/06/2017 10:57:54

NCP Addenbrookes car park recognised by coveted People's Parking Award


NCP’s Addenbrookes Hospital car park in Cambridge is among 50 of the parking provider’s sites across the UK to be awarded the coveted People’s Parking accreditation due to its first-class facilities. The People’s Parking scheme was introduced in 2016 by disability rights campaigner and mobility consultant Helen Dolphin MBE, with the aim of driving up standards in the ... Read More

Posted on 02/05/2017 15:24:21

People's Parking well received at Naidex


On March 29th 2017 Helen Dolphin spoke to a packed room at Naidex about People's Parking. The talk was attended by representatives from the adapted vehicle market who were interested in finding out more so they could direct their customers to car parks with both disabled access and no height restrictions. This has led to a number of collaborations with other companies including Adapted Vehicle ... Read More

Posted on 18/04/2017 10:16:03

People's Parking to exhibit at the Transport Systems Catapult


On 23rd March 2017 People's Parking will be exhibiting at the Transport Systems Catapult whose vision is to create an environment that will make the UK a world leader in transport systems innovation. The Transport Systems Catapult is working to make journeys that are seamless, transport is smart and connected, and delays and congestion are a thing of the past. People's Parking believes that ... Read More

Posted on 15/03/2017 12:11:49

Supreme Court Ruling and disabled parking


In the UK, the Supreme Court has recently ruled that disabled passengers have a right to priority access over the wheelchair space on a bus. This was heralded as a victory for disabled people’s rights as drivers are now required to ask passengers blocking the disabled space to move.Although this ruling was about the wheelchair space on the bus it made me think if this would have implications ... Read More

Posted on 24/02/2017 08:40:42

Helen Dolphin to speak at Naidex


Helen Dolphin will be talking about People's Parking at Naidex on March 29th 2017.  Naidex is the UK's largest disability, rehabilitation andhomecare event and Helen will be presenting to Healthcare professionals, members of the public, retailers and buyers about how her accreditation ensures disabled people can park with ease. For more information CLICK HERE

Posted on 03/01/2017 16:01:27

Find a Car Park Launch


Having successfully signed up a number of large car park operators People's Parking is delighted to launch its "Find a car park" web search. This will enable motorists and cyclists to locate the facilities they need before leaving the house. The search facility was launched at the annual IPC conference where Helen Dolphin gave a presentation on the benefits to the parking industry of ... Read More

Posted on 02/11/2016 17:37:45