15/10/2018 - Monday Musing - You can only see the benefits of change once you have made the changes

You can only see the benefits of change, once you have made the changes For anyone serious about understanding the complexity of parking and parking policy, then London Council’s “Benefits of Parking Management Report” is a good... read more

15/10/2018 - Special guest for Members’ Dinner announced!

A footballing legend will be joining us at the year's Members' Dinner. read more

10/10/2018 - Let’s set the record straight with some facts about private parking

This is Money is campaigning for a change in the private parking sector. And so are we! That’s why we have long called for a single Code of Practice, a single independent appeals service and standards-setting body. read more

05/10/2018 - Leading the parking community with a fantastic day at Conference!

The highest turnout ever for a BPA conference gathered at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel for an enthralling day of networking, knowledge sharing and insight from a superb line-up of high profile speakers. read more

26/09/2018 - BPA Council Members Kirsty Reeves takes on the 3 Yorkshire Peaks challenge!

Show your support for Kirsty as she tackles the 3 Yorkshire Peaks challenge read more

20/09/2018 - A Stirling Performance

A review of the Parking Scotland Expo 2018 read more

10/09/2018 - The case for managing hospital parking

If parking at hospitals was free, demand would increase and the costs for management, maintenance and repairs would have to come directly from healthcare budgets. Hospital car parks that are not managed and properly maintained can become a free fo... read more

30/08/2018 - We urge the Government to end 1000-day delay

The BPA urge the Government to end 1000-day delay and curb dangerous pavement parking Today marks 1,000 days of delay since the Government promised to find out how a new law on pavement parking would work.  We joined with 19 other organisa... read more

24/08/2018 - First release of the Annual Conference Programme now available!

The BPA Annual Conference is a must-attend event for Parking Professionals. See what is in store with the first release of the programme! read more

21/08/2018 - Date for the AOS Conference 2019 Confirmed!

We are delighted to announce that the AOS Conference will return to Aston Villa FC on Tuesday 19 February 2019. Following in the footsteps of a very successful event this year, we would welcome BPA Approved Operators to join us once ag... read more

21/08/2018 - Sudden rise in private parking tickets is scaremongering by RAC Foundation

The RAC Foundation’s figures don’t tell the whole story. British Parking Association (BPA) believes that a whole range of factors can lead to an increase in requests from the DVLA and it’s not just related... read more

17/08/2018 - The Alliance for Parking Data Standards Releases Version 1.0 of Global Parking Data...

Together with the European Parking Association (EPA) and International Parking Institute (IPI), the BPA has formed the Alliance for Parking Data Standards, (APDS) a new, not for profit organization focused on developing and managing an internation... read more

01/08/2018 - NOMINATIONS for the 2018 ITS (UK) Awards are now open

The ITS (UK) Awards is an annual celebration of excellence and recognition for outstanding contributions within the Intelligent Transport Systems industry in the UK. The first ITS United Kingdom Awards were made in connection with the 2006 IT... read more

01/08/2018 - Extending Blue Badge eligibility could turn-out to be a mixed blessing

Extending Blue Badge eligibility could turn-out to be a mixed blessing The British Parking Association welcomes the Government’s announcement that more people with genuine mobility difficulties are to be included in the Blue Badge Scheme.&n... read more

26/07/2018 - Civil Enforcement Officers and front line operational staff deserve respect too

We continue to seek better protection and respect for people delivering parking services and campaigns for a reduction in abuse and malicious behaviour towards Civil Enforcement Officers and other parking professionals.  It is a sad fact tha... read more

24/07/2018 - Feeling creative?

Tap into your creative side and enter a blog, poem, article or report that relates to the wider parking industry, for a chance to win this years Ernest Davies Award. It doesn’t need to be technical, it could be humorous or innovative in some way... read more

20/07/2018 - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill Progresses...

The Committee Stage of the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has taken place and the Bill will now move to the Report stage where MPs across the House will be able to consider further amendments. Report stage is normally followed immediately by deba... read more

19/07/2018 - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill reaches Committee Stage

The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill has reached the next stage in the parliamentary process and will be discussed today (19th July 2018) at the Palace of Westminster from 11:30. At Committee Stage, a select group of MPs will scrutinise the Bill li... read more

16/07/2018 - Monday Musing - They get my heart racing

There is nothing like a parking ticket coming through the post, to get my heart racing. One dropped on my doormat the other day and I panicked. If I cast my mind back to when I last got one, it was probably five years ago, and the one before that... read more

02/07/2018 - Monday Musings - I love pavements

I fell in love with pavements after being deprived of them for four years - the reason being, I lived in Nepal then Uganda. I returned to the UK nine years ago and anyone who asked me “How was it?” I kept replying excitedly, “I really missed pave... read more