Brighton and North Essex victorious in PATROL’s new Driving Improvement Awards

Brighton & Hove City Council and North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) have been announced as joint winners in the first year of PATROL’s new Driving Improvement Awards. PATROL launched the new awards programme this year to inspire and recognise local authority public awareness activities that drive positive change in the delivery of enforcement services and […]

Traffic Penalty Tribunal key cases now published online

The Traffic Penalty Tribunal has launched a website to bring key cases decided by its own adjudicators and those from other UK traffic tribunals together in one place for the first time. Key cases on the new site, branded as Traff-iCase (opens in new tab), have been curated together due to the common facts, issues and points of […]

12 local authorities shortlisted for this year’s PATROL PACER Awards

PATROL is delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Promoting Awareness of Civil Enforcement through Reporting (PACER) Awards, which recognises 2021/22 parking and traffic management Annual Reports. The shortlisted authorities are as follows:   Bath & North East Somerset Council Central Bedfordshire Council Cheshire East Council Chichester District Council Gloucestershire County Council Hampshire County […]

Tributes following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin

PATROL is sorry to report the death of Joint Committee member Councillor Simon Cronin of Worcester City Council, following a short illness. Councillor Cronin served as Councillor for Worcester’s Nunnery Ward since 2007 and had recently been re-elected. He was active in a wide range of issues relating to the Council’s licensing and regulatory functions. He […]

BPA seeks respect for accessibility needs in latest ‘selfish parking’ campaign

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a new public information initiative to encourage motorists not to infringe parking provision for those with disability and accessibility needs. The campaign, supported by Disabled Motoring UK and the Welsh Government, is the latest phase of the BPA’s ‘selfish parking’ campaign, which focuses on the importance of motorists […]


Annual Meeting of the PATROL (Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London) ADJUDICATION JOINT COMMITTEE Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the PATROL Adjudication Joint Committee is to be held on Tuesday 9 July 2024 at 18 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ The meeting will commence at 11:00am. For further information and a copy […]

Mark Harper appointed as new Secretary of State for Transport

The Rt Hon Mark Harper has been appointed Secretary of State for Transport, effective 25 October. He replaces the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan – who was only appointed in September – as part of incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet reshuffle. Harper, who is MP for the Forest of Dean and a chartered accountant by […]

North East Lincolnshire Council produces best 2020/21 Annual Report

North East Lincolnshire Council has been judged Overall Winner of PATROL’s 2022 Promoting Awareness of Civil Enforcement through Reporting (PACER) Awards. The Council’s 2020/21 Annual Report on its parking and traffic operations came out on top among a host of excellent submissions to PATROL’s awards programme this year. The team from North East Lincolnshire were […]

Cheshire East Council awarded Overall Winner in the 2021 PATROL PACER Awards

Cheshire East Council>> is the Overall Winner of this year’s Promoting Awareness of Civil Enforcement through Reporting (PACER) Awards, which recognised 2019/20 Annual Reports. The team from Cheshire East, were presented with their award during a reception at the House of Commons on Monday 25 October, together with other award winners from this year and […]

Caroline Sheppard OBE to retire as Traffic Penalty Tribunal Chief Adjudicator

Caroline Sheppard OBE will retire as Chief Adjudicator of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) in March 2022. A reformer by nature, her long and illustrious career has been characterised by the understanding that adjudication is not a standalone exercise, but a barometer to assess the effectiveness, impact or proportionality of civil enforcement. The observations and […]

Pavement Parking: PATROL’s response to DfT consultation

PATROL has responded to the Department for Transport (DfT)’s Pavement parking: options for change consultation, which focused on three potential options for local authorities in England (outside London) to tackle pavement parking. Read PATROL’s consultation response here>>.   The three options proposed by the DfT in its consultation were: To rely on improvements to the […]

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