Monthly Archives: September 2009

Glasgow MSP lobbies for hospital parking fee abolition

A Glasgow MSP is lobbying for charges in NHS hospital car parks across Scotland to be scrapped. Labour MSP Paul Martin, the representative for Springburn, is seeking cross-party support for a movement which would see parking become free at sites such as Glasgow Infirmary. The campaign has so far received the backing of health Read the full article…

Citroen Berlingo Crew Van named best LCV

Citroen has revealed that its Berlingo Crew Van has been named the best light commercial vehicle (LCV) of the year by an industry body. A panel of judges at the Institute of Transport Management selected the vehicle for the accolade on the basis of the performance, environmental and commercial benefits it offers to customers. Read the full article…

Government confirms scrappage scheme extension

The government has confirmed that its popular car scrappage scheme is to be extended. An additional £100 million worth of funding will be committed to financing the initiative, which allows owners of cars more than ten years old to scrap them for a £2,000 discount on a new vehicle. Recent weeks have seen a Read the full article…

Infiniti to open Glasgow dealership

Luxury auto manufacturer Infiniti has revealed that it is to open a dealership in Glasgow as part of its campaign to establish itself in the UK. The Japanese car maker is allying with Mana Premiere Automobiles UK to open the new centre in the Scottish city, with other locations to be established in London, Read the full article…

Used van demand ‘on the rise in August’

Demand from fleet sector customers has driven used van prices to an unseasonable high in August, according to new research. Figures published by British Car Auctions (BCA) have revealed that the average price of a second-hand light commercial vehicle (LCV) was £3,475 last month, the highest figure since April 2008. According to the body, Read the full article…

Glasgow Council rejects wheelchair-accessible taxis

Glasgow City Council has voted to reject an application for a new type of modified wheelchair-accessible taxi to operate in the city. The authority has refused to include the specially-adapted Mercedes Vito, which was to be sold by dealership John Paton and Son, from being added to its list of approved vehicles. According to Read the full article…

Commercial vehicle sector ‘struggling from low demand’

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has expressed concern over the continuing depression in the sales of commercial vehicles. Figures released by the body have revealed that total registrations of vans and trucks between January and August this year were 37 per cent lower than they were at the same point in 2008. The Read the full article…

Glasgow Council urges responsible driving around schools

Motorists in Glasgow have been reminded of the need to park and drive responsibly in the areas around schools. Glasgow City Council advised car owners that specific areas are designated around school buildings for dropping off and collecting children, as well as highlighting the potential nuisance caused by inconsiderate driving. This comes in response Read the full article…

Southend cabbies to benefit from licensing freeze

Taxi drivers in Southend are to benefit from decreased competition due to a forthcoming freeze on the issuing of new licences. Southend Council has agreed to maintain the current number of plates in response to a recent survey which suggested that the area does not have any unmet customer demand. The authority normally increases Read the full article…