APCOA Parking (UK) has been awarded a two-year contract extension to provide parking enforcement for Maidstone and Swale borough councils.
The increased 24-month term, which came into effect on 1 June 2015, will now extend APCOA’s enforcement presence in the historical Kent region until at least June 2018.
Since first being retained by Maidstone Borough Council in 2004, APCOA has been awarded two five-year contracts – and two further contract extensions to provide parking enforcement in Maidstone.
In July 2011, APCOA’s enforcement remit was extended following the amalgamation of Maidstone and Swale’s parking enforcement, which were ring-fenced as part of an effective thought-leading and cost-saving exercise. It subsequently gave rise to greener enforcement initiatives.
Now, APCOA’s civil enforcement officers are able to enforce on foot, on bike and use motorised vehicles sparingly to reduce their carbon footprint, while responding faster to inconsiderable parking complaints.
As part of its commitment for continuous development, APCOA is now looking to introduce two-way communication for its handheld computers to enable the live transfer of data. Its implementation will also bring about further initiatives across both boroughs, such as virtual permits, as well as streamlining the administration process to help maximise the service benefits for the end user.
APCOA PARKING (UK) was established in 1971 as a parking management company, and became the first company in the UK to provide on-street parking enforcement in 1986. APCOA currently employs over 2,000 staff in the UK and a further 2,500 staff across 11 other European countries.
To date, APCOA is the largest full-service parking management company in Europe, providing a wide range of on and off-street services on behalf of local authorities, and clients at airports, rail stations, shopping centres, town and city centres, hotels, hospitals and universities.
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