Thirty assaults a week are reported on parking attendants in London alone. Even more violence is expected after proposals to increase parking fines in the capital are approved this week. Last month,
the house of lords rejected a Bill by London local authorities to make it a specific offence to attack a warden, like an assault on police.
Westminster LBC is training its staff in non-confrontational techniques. Alan Bradley, chairman of the council's environment and planning committee, said: 'We are disappointed the Bill was rejected because it was intended to protect staff'.