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How It Works

What is Flashpark?

Flashpark is the latest online facility that allows you to report unauthorised parked vehicles on private land. Fitting our warning notices in your car park has two effects:
1 It stops unauthorised parking.
2 It ensures that authorised vehicles park in designated spaces.

Once you report a vehicle to us, and send correct photo evidence, we will send the vehicle's registered keeper a parking charge notice - as quickly as two days later. When a vehicle is reported its registration is checked for accuracy and cross-checked against the police stolen vehicle register. At all times the driver is liable. See press articles

How does it work?

You create a legally enforced controlled parking zone around the area you want to protect. You do this by displaying our warning signs in clear and prominent places around the parking area and at the entrances. All our warning signs have been approved by the plain English organisation, the Word Centre. Once you have put up your signs, and sent us photographic evidence of where they are, you can start to report offenders. The set-up guide you receive with your signs tells you how to do this.

How many signs do I need?

The number of signs you need depends on the size of your parking area ( minimum three signs per site required )

If you have only one parking space we have a different solution - please go to our FLASHPEEL site

Up to 5 spaces (marked or unmarked) - you need to display 2 signs inside and 1 sign by the entrance (if you own the entrance)

Up to 15 spaces (marked or unmarked) - you need to display 4 signs inside and 1 sign by the entrance (if you own the entrance)

Up to 30 spaces (marked or unmarked) - you need to display 6 signs inside and 1 sign by the entrance (if you own the entrance)

Up to 50 spaces (marked or unmarked) - you need to display 8 signs inside and 1 sign by the entrance (if you own the entrance)

Up to 100 spaces (marked or unmarked) - you need to display 12 signs inside and 1 sign by the entrance (if you own the entrance)

Where can I use FlashPark?

Any off-street parking: for example, forecourts, housing associations, commercial and residential property, private landlords, retail parks, shopping centres, colleges and universities, doctor's surgeries, property managing agents, pubs and offices.

What do I need to do?

Simply create an account online. Then order your warning signs and display them in clear and prominent places around the parking area. We can customise the signs to suit your circumstances and your parking rules. As soon as the signs are displayed, and we have approved your photographic evidence of this, you can begin to issue tickets.

How do I issue tickets?

Take a picture of the vehicle in its offending position. Log in to our website and enter the vehicle registration number. Enter the date and time of the offence. Upload the photograph. That's it. We will then issue a parking charge notice by post to the vehicle's owner within two working days. The enforcement process will follow and we will pursue any unpaid tickets using an approved credit-control agency.

Will it solve my parking problem?

Our experience is that the signs themselves act as an excellent deterrent. If vehicles continue to park and break your parking rules, use our website and we will issue tickets and pursue payment. This will deter any persistent offenders.

Why is this unique?

Every ticket is backed up with strong photographic evidence of where the offence took place. This strong evidence is vital in our enforcement procedure and reduces the number of appeals. Our warning signs and parking charge notices do not mention you, our client. Our service is free to our clients, as we get our income from the paid parking charge notices and from renting out our warning signs.

The advantages of FlashPark's online service:

  1. We get the evidence of the offence instantly (no postal delays)
  2. A digital photo of the vehicle in its offending position is all the evidence we need
  3. Free service to landowner and a £15 commission for every paid parking charge notice - if you have at least nine paid parking charge notices in a calendar month (terms & conditions apply)
  4. As a landowner you only have to sign up once. You can then register as many sites with us as you want, which can be anywhere in the UK
  5. A parking charge notice takes seconds to issue
  6. No confrontation
  7. The landowner can cancel a ticket
  8. Drivers can view, pay and appeal the parking charge online
  9. FlashPark is linked to the police stolen vehicle register 

What does it cost?

FlashPark is a free service to use. We get our income when we recover parking charges and by renting out our warning signs.

How do I contact Flashpark?


If you are a potential customer and want to know how the service works we recommend that you watch the video on our homepage and download the Set up and support guide PDF

http://www.flashpark.co.uk/siteusercontent/Welcome%20leaflet%20A4.pdf


If you have any questions you can send them to us using the ‘contact us ’ section, where you can leave your name and contact number with a brief note of your enquiry.

Warning signs

FlashPark charges a rental fee on the warning signs supplied. This pays for the service. You pay the year's rental in advance when you place an order online.

Replacement signs

You can order replacement warning signs at any time. We will charge 50% of the yearly rental fee as a one-off payment.

Cancelling a parking ticket

Parking charge notices can be cancelled at any time, but only by the customer-account holder. There is a £7 charge for this.

Closing an account

If you would like to stop using the service you can do so at any time by emailing us.

Commission

If you produce a certain number of paid parking charge notices, we will pay you back a share of the parking charges. Please see our terms & conditions.

 

FLASHPARK REVIEWS:

As soon as your signs went up the unauthorised parking we had suffered previously stopped completely and has never occurred again since. Your service has been 100% effective and I would certainly recommend it to anyone with a similar problem.
Andy Cunningham, private landowner

“I have found the service very good. Since I put the sign up I have had no occurrences of illegal parking. Complete success.”
Colin Hurst, ICT Services

“Thank you for your help with my parking area problems, the signs you supplied me did exactly as you said they would; that is, stopped virtually all other vehicles from using my tenants reserved parking spots, an excellent solution to a difficult problem.”
Richard Naylor Properties
 
“We  have  been  surprised  and  pleased  at  the  rapid  effect  your  service  has  had  at  solving  our  parking  problem.  After  an  initial  few  days  of  disbelief  that  the  service  was  legal  and  one  vandalized  sign  the  illegal  parking  has  reduced  by  90%”
John Mitchell, on behalf of Badsworth Parochial Church Council
 
“Since erecting the Flash Park sign at my property in Kirkby Lonsdale I have suffered no illegal parking.”
Phil Howden, Partner, Thomas Consulting
 
“Very happy with the service, it acts as a very good deterrent and it's very easy to take action when someone has parked on our property without permission. It has definitely solved our parking problems.”
Craig Swatton, Landowner, Greenhither
 
“I am very happy to retain my account and to recommend your services to my many neighbors in Oxford who have similar problems with unauthorised parking.”
Jonathan Ungar, Landowner, Oxford
 
“This service has been a God send. It has been so effective from the moment the signs were erected. I am a disabled young person. I have an allocated parking space, but people living on the adjacent street kept parking in it. This meant that sometimes I had no where to park at all, as the adjacent street was permit parking, and I didn't qualify for a permit as I had an allocated space! I thought of lots of ways to protect my space, but all of these were too complicated to follow through as my property is rented or too expensive…”
Penny Simmonds, Ipswich
 
“I found this site really usefull. It really helped me in clearing my parking problem, also they did it for me very fast. I recommend this site for illegal parking.”
Paul Gibson Odeon Cinemas Ltd  Nottingham
 
“Having set up an account with Flash Park in order to manage an office scheme of ours in London W12 I have been really impressed with how effective system is.”
TRI Capital Properties London N20
 
“I am writing to let you know how happy we are with your system of parking control. We own a small block of flats in NW London, and were concerned about the number of cars parking on our land, some of which we felt were not residents or visitors, possibly due to our proximity to the local university. Since we installed your signs and issued permits, the number of unauthorised cars parking on our premises has fallen to almost none. I would recommend your system to anyone with small or large premises, who has a problem with unauthorised parking.”
John Baskin Director, Sunny Hill Court Limited
  
“Since I put up the Flashpark sign , the incidents of illegal parking have reduced dramatically. It certainly has proved effective. Of course there are always one or two who ignore the sign which has resulted in them receiving a ticket. I haven’t seen their cars again.
 This is a much better system than clamping. I don’t get involved and the penalties are issued at arm’s length so there is no comeback to me. If you have any parking issues whatsoever, use Flashpark”
 Stephen Lewis, private landowner
 
“We have issued just two tickets since the flash park signs were put up and it has proved a very effective deterrent to non church users who previously had made life difficult for our priest and our congregation especially at funeral times, when inconsiderate and illegal parking together with verbal abuse had been the norm. Well done to Flash park and thank you for being community spirited”
Wayne Scott on behalf of SMAA Catholic church Orpington Kent
 
“We decided clamping was too harsh a penalty for our tenants or their customers and hoped this would provide a sufficient deterrent. I’m very pleased to say that it has worked perfectly without damaging my relationship with the tenants. I would highly recommend using Flash Park. Many thanks.”
Paul Ross
 
Very simple and easy from laptop”
National Tyres
 
“Much less aggravation than employing wheel clamping firm.”
John Marks Ascot Residents Association

“We live in a private road and  had a constant problem with the dust carts not getting through. The flashhpark signs prevented unauthorised parking in the affected area.”
 Michael (Calthorpe property Management)    
 
“A very good idea much less confrontation and very flexible.”
 Michael Rose Winchester Investments
 
“A great alternative to us having to employ wheel clamping companies who we found were very pro active”
Self Stores UK
 
B. Nolan The  NO PARKING signs were  sufficient to deter illegal parking feel free to use my name as a reference.