Media Hub

For press and media enquiries please email:, 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.


2018 media appearances


  • BBC Radio Cambridge - residents parking and parking permit schemes


  • BBC Radio Scotland - the Transport Bill and the level of PCNs


  • BBC Radio Cornwall - bay sizes


  • BBC Radio Sussex -parking etiquette


  • BBC Radio Manchester - look for Park Mark when considering airport parking, particularly meet & greet services


  • BBC Radio Cumbria - how private parking works and how to appeal a ticket issued by a BPA AOS member


  • BBC Radio Sussex - how to appeal a private PCN using POPLA


  • BBC 1 Watchdog - ANPR camera technology


  • BBC Radio Humberside - Sir Greg Knight's Private (Code of Practice) Bill
  • BBC Radio Northampton - the Safer Parking Scheme and why people feel safer in well lit and cleaner car parks
  • BBC Radio Sussex - the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill


  • BBC Radio Oxford - pavement parking and parking safely on our roads
  • BBC Radio Suffolk - what to do if you receive a parking ticket from a private parking operator
  • BBC Radio 5Live - pavement parking
  • BBC Radio Sussex - payment machines that require vehicle registration input
  • BBC Radio Nottingham - what 'rights' do people have to park outside their home?


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

Click here to view some of the BPA's press releases.

Great British Parking Poll

Click here to vote on the latest poll and see the results of previous ones.