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APCOA Wins Lambeth Contract with expanded role for CEOs

  • Civil Enforcement Officers to take on environmental enforcement role
  • Focus will be on prevention, education and working with the local community
  • The enforcement team will receive extensive training on their new role

 

 

Managing streets effectively involves many services

Parking Enforcement Officers in Lambeth are set to expand their role beyond giving out parking tickets - and will soon also be responsible for issuing fines for other offences such as littering, street urination and fly-tipping.

The enforcement team will be given extensive extra training and will also engage with businesses and residents to pick up local concerns under a new Lambeth Council contract with APCOA Parking.

Kim Challis, Managing Director for APCOA UK & Ireland, said:

“This is a big vote of confidence from the London Borough of Lambeth, and a recognition of the broad range of services that APCOA provides for local communities.

“By bringing Community Enforcement Officers into the community we will provide a quality service for local residents and business owners. Our partnership with Lambeth will reposition CEOs to focus on education and prevention instead, working with the community in a more co-operative way.”

The new contract will cover a range of services, including prevention

The £27 million contract, awarded after a competitive process, will go start on November 14. The eight-year contract, which will run for an initial four years, will see APCOA take on 96 existing staff.

The APCOA contract to manage parking in the borough will also cover operating a car pound, vehicle removals and operating Lambeth’s CCTV control room for parking services.

Cllr Jenny Braithwaite, Cabinet member for Environment & Sustainability, said:

“Managing our streets goes beyond just ticketing illegally parked cars. We are taking this opportunity to get on top of a whole range of environmental issues that residents have told us they are concerned about.

“It may not be the biggest issue in the world, but at Lambeth we believe littering and fouling our streets is totally unacceptable behaviour which is why we are looking at this new way of getting on top of the problem.”

  • Civil Enforcement Officers to take on environmental enforcement role
  • Focus will be on prevention, education and working with the local
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APCOA Press Releases

APCOA PARKING

Shining a light on energy efficiency: APCOA achieves 70% reduction in car park energy consumption through focus on innovative technologies

APCOA UK & Ireland is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most environmentally-conscious parking operators in the UK. APCOA has published its first annual sustainability report, showing that the company has managed to achieve a 70% reduction in car park energy consumption through the use of sustainable, innovative practices.

Kim Challis, APCOA UK & Ireland’s regional managing director, said:

Our car parks account for 59% of our energy usage as a business, so to reduce their energy consumption by 70% makes a significant improvement to our sustainability as a business. We have done this by retrofitting 12 of our 18 managed car parks in the UK with LED lighting and proximity sensors.

Our sustainability report shows that on average our managed car parks use 370kwh of electricity per parking space each year. We will be using this metric to benchmark our performance over the coming years.

APCOA is committed to using innovative technologies to drive up sustainability standards across the business. Other eco-friendly measures introduced by APCOA include:

 

  • The installation of a solar panel canopy at APCOA’s car wash facility at Heathrow Airport;
  • The replacement of a patrol vehicle in Maidstone with five hybrid bicycles, saving 18,000 vehicle miles a year; and
  • The use of new low CO2 shuttle buses at Luton Airport, reducing nitrogen oxides by 80% and particulate emissions by 66%.

 

Launching the sustainability report, Kim Challis said:

These improvements point to the way of the future for car park management companies. We will be publishing sustainability reports annually, showing our performance year-on-year. As a business, we’re striving to minimise the environmental impact of our operations.

APCOA UK & Ireland is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most environmentally-conscious parking operators in the UK. 

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