Media Hub

For press and media enquiries please email: media@britishparking.co.uk, or call the press office on 01444 255 944.

For out of hours/urgent media enquiries please call 07788 315 625.  Our press office is only able to answer queries from the media, not the public.

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The BPA comments on all parking related issues such as:

    • On-street parking enforcement
    • Car park safety
    • Abuse towards those who work in the parking sector
    • Skills and qualifications, raising standards within the profession
    • Sector practices, including contract issues
    • The role of parking in traffic management
    • Technology, innovation and sustainability in parking

Whilst the BPA is pleased to comment on any of the above, we cannot provide comment on individual parking cases.

 

2019 media appearances

December

  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire - residents parking schemes (permits)
  • BBC Radio 4 You & Yours - Electric charging and disabled parking bays

October

  • BBC Radio Tees - keying-in errors

September

  • BBC Radio Norfolk - private parking
  • BBC Radio Sussex - Airport meet & greet parking

August

  • BBC Radio Hereford & Worcs - parent and child parking bays

July

  • BBC Radio 4 You & Yours - disabled parking in off-street car parks

June

  • BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester - irresponsible parking
  • BBC Radio Birmingham - what to look out for when booking meet & greet airport parking
  • BBC Radio 4 You & Yours - private parking and the new Act

May

  • BBC Radio Herefordshire - parking payment methods
  • ITV News - private parking requests to DVLA
  • BBC Radio Ulster - POPLA launch in Northern Ireland

April

  • BBC Radio Stoke - ANPR and hospital parking
  • BBC Radio Oxford - hospital parking
  • BBC South Today - hospital parking

March

  • Radio Clyde - Keeper liability in Scotland, POPLA, Parking (Code of Practice) Act
  • BBC Radio Humberside - hospital parking: how to solve the problem of over-demand

February

  • BBC Radio Tees - parent and child parking and the size of parking bays
  • BBC Radio Gloucestershire - different paying methods and ANPR

January

  • BBC Radio 4 Money Box - private parking, appeals systems and the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill

 

2018 media appearances

The BPA participated in 16 radio broadcasts discussing the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, pavement parking, Park Mark (Safer Parking Scheme), how to appeal a parking ticket and resident parking schemes.

There were over 9,000 articles and broadcasts featuring a parking issue in 2018.

2017 media appearances

The BPA participated in 22 radio broadcasts discussing the new £1 coin, airport meet & greet parking, the Private (Code of Practice) Bill, the size of parking bays, Park Mark/safer parking, resident and retail parking.

Just under 12,000 articles and broadcasts mentioned, discussed or debated a parking experience or issue in 2017.

2016 media appearances

The BPA took part in 16 radio and TV discussions on ANPR, free parking, parking bays, payment methods, appeals processes and meet and greet airport parking.

More than 7,500 articles a year are dedicated to parking issues in the UK.


Press releases

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