Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We've moved...

Our official blog has moved - for all the latest motoring news and site updates take a look at the new official YourParkingSpace Blog >>

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Your Feedback

We've been busy behind the scenes over the past couple of weeks and will be rolling out a number of improvements by next week. As part of the changes we’ll be unveiling a Testimonials page, featuring what you’ve been saying about us over the past 18 months.

We’ve collected quite a lot of feedback over the past year but we’re always on the lookout for more, so if you’ve had a positive experience using YourParkingSpace then please do send us a testimonial. Both garage / parking space owners and those renting spaces are more than welcome to get in touch, and stay tuned about the improvements coming soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Campaign To Curb The Cowboy Clampers

The Daily Mail launched it's 'Curb The Cowboy Clampers' campaign yesterday, calling for an end to clampers who routinely tow away cars before charging the owners penalities of hundreds of pounds. Unlike on public roads, people who are fined or clamped whilst parking in private car parks have no right of appeal, effectively making clamping legalised robbery.

As AA president Edmund King says:

"Cowboy clampers have been getting away with legalised mugging for too long. It's a Government-backed licence to print money.

It is outrageous that a private company, whose income may be directly related to the number of clamps put on vehicles, can demand huge sums from motorists, who may well have committed no offence or infringed no parking conditions, which then must be paid before a clamp is removed.

"It is quite wrong that there should be financial incentives for private companies to go round clamping vehicles."

The Daily Mail is calling for a host of new regulations to be put in place, in particular:
  • An independent tribunal to hear the appeals of people who have been clamped whilst on private land.
  • Maximum fines brought into line with the current limit on public roads, resulting in an end to £500-plus fines.
  • Towing away vehicles should be banned unless the vehicle is a hazard.
  • Private clampers should no longer be offered incentives to hand out fines.
The final demand does appear to be unlikely to be accepted given that many councils still reward their parking attendants with incentives if they reach certain targets. However, if the Daily Mail keeps the campaign going then it looks like we could see an end to the cowboy clampers.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Parking For The New Football Season

With the football season fast approaching here's a quick round-up of some of the grounds and events where spaces are available:

FA Community Shield, 9th August. Parking is currently available at over 60 locations near Wembley. View Wembley Parking >>

Emirates Cup, 1st-2nd August. Daily spaces available near the station, many for the whole season if you have an Arsenal season ticket. View Emirates Stadium Parking >>

New Premiership Season. Parking is available near almost all Premiership grounds, including:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Parking at SW19, Wimbledon

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships start on Monday and we've got many private parking spaces available in the area.

Most of the spaces are normally available for long-term rental arrangements but owners of spaces which aren't currently rented are likely to be more than receptive to good offers for one-day parking.

With parking at Wimbledon always scarce and highly priced at this time of year there's a good chance that a private rental is the most convenient and affordable option.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

FA Cup Final Parking

With the FA Cup Final less than 3 weeks away we thought we'd bring your attention to the number of parking spaces near Wembley which are currently available. This year's showpiece is between Chelsea and Everton at 3pm on Saturday 30th May and with a sell-out guaranteed parking is sure to be in high demand.

Ensure that you get a space by contacting owners owners now - at this point in time parking is available in 45 separate locations around the Stadium. Many owners have also displayed their phone numbers on their ads so you could potentially have a space within minutes.

And don't forget - if you're a little late with booking parking near Wembley Stadium we always have spaces available just a short train or tube journey away from the stadium.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Received a Parking Ticket Recently?

If you've received a parking ticket recently it's worth checking over the ticket carefully.

Over in the US hackers have been duping people into visiting their fraudulent sites by putting fake parking tickets on cars. The tickets direct users to a website where they are then tricked into downloading a virus.

As anti-virus analyst Lenny Zeltser says:

"Attackers continue to come up with creative ways of tricking potential victims into installing malicious software.

"Merging physical and virtual worlds via objects that point to websites is one way to do this. I imagine we'll be seeing such approaches more often."

What starts in the US often makes it's way over to the UK so next time you receive a parking ticket it's worth thinking twice before visiting any websites that are mentioned on it.