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21 August 2019 - Parking Code of Practice Act - Making parking better for everyone

Parking Code of Practice Act - Making parking better for everyone Nobody likes getting a parking ticket but if it happens everyone deserves to be treated in a fair, professional and consistent manner. That’s why we are delighted that the... read more

19 August 2019 - Monday Musing: Mid-day mile

Julia Steer HR & Office Services Manager coaches us through a mid-day mile What is the mid-day mile? This is a new initiative recently launched at the BPA to encourage staff to get away from their desks for half an hour at lu... read more

31 July 2019 - Another perspective on pavement parki

Monday Musing: Another perspective on pavement parking Siobhan Meade, Guide Dogs engagement officer for Herts, Beds and Essex gives an insight into how pavement parking affects people who are blind. No two days are the same. I get... read more

22 July 2019 - Monday Musing: A Presidential visit for the House of Commons

Monday Musing: A Presidential visit for the House of Commons Last week was an exceptionally busy one for all of us here at BPA head office with the highlight of our event calendar, the President’s Reception. This year saw the inaugu... read more

16 July 2019 - That’s smart! New Traffic Order guidance will help councils manage our roads better

That’s smart! New Traffic Order guidance will help councils manage our roads better Self-driving cars, parking apps and ride-share services are all poised to dramatically change how we use the transport network on our way to work, shop or f... read more

15 July 2019 - BPA Annual Report - Your Association Reporting Back

It is our privilege to present our Annual Report and Accounts for 2018-19. Our BPA community is thriving. Our membership has reached an all-time high and our achievements demonstrate the value added of membership and how we are positiv... read more

15 July 2019 - Monday Musing: Rise in vehicle related theft is cause for concern

Monday Musing: Rise in vehicle-related theft is cause for concern   Vehicle related theft has been rising since 2014 yet it is only in May this year that the national papers began reporting on it, citing a lack in police numbers to ta... read more

03 July 2019 - More DVLA data requests – the truth behind the facts

More DVLA data requests – the truth behind the facts   The RAC Foundation’s figures don’t tell the whole story. Car ownership and the number of vehicles on Britain’s roads are both rising rapidly, placing... read more

02 July 2019 - Increasing car ownership leads to increasing Council parking surpluses, says BPA

Increasing car ownership leads to increasing Council parking surpluses Local authority parking accounts come under scrutiny every year, and while figures quoted provide a sensational headline they don’t tell the true story of Councils par... read more

01 July 2019 - Monday Musing: Young Drivers a thing of the past? What does the data say?

Monday Musing: Young Drivers a thing of the past? What does the data say?   While doing my weekly Monday morning check of news stories the other week, I came across this provocative headline: Millennials are killing the car. Expecting a... read more