In client news, ParkShare.net is a brilliant new way of connecting people with empty driveways or garages and people who need to park a car, and would rather not use an expensive Pay and Display car park.
Homeowners can advertise their parking space, which can be rented by a commuter. Registration at www.ParkShare.net is free for both homeowners and drivers – and ParkShare only takes its commission when a financial deal is struck.
And the firm behind the website hopes many people will come to reciprocal arrangements. “I’d like to see a commuter cutting the grass or clearing the gutters of an elderly homeowner in exchange for a parking space, even if it means I don’t earn commission from the deal,” says community-minded founder Martin Houlden.
Well, community-minded he may be, but he’s not adverse to a good old-fashioned ‘who’s best at driving – boys or girls?’ argument. So anyone logging on to ParkShare’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Parkshare can take part in an online parking competition.
Warning: it’s highly addictive, and not as easy at it looks! And for the record, Agent Louisa is a far better real-life car parker than Agent Pete, especially when reversing into a gap.