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 - 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

15/06/2018 - Finding a space for the consumer in the parking debate

Business Reporter Online: Future of Transport  Chief Executive Andrew Pester was interviewed for Business Reporter Online to discuss the importance of effective parking management. View the video interview  Read the digital magazine... read more

16/05/2018 - 2018 Public Sector Innovation event

Public Space Innovation is the trade event for councils, large developers, associations and community enterprises to find the inspiration, advice and resources they need to adapt, develop and improve the public spaces they are responsible for. read more

10/05/2018 - BPA members: win a place at the BPA President's Reception 2018!

Win the chance to attend this year's President's Reception by entering one of our ballots! What have you got to lose? read more

09/05/2018 - Coming soon Transports Publics 2018, the European Mobility Exhibition

Transports Publics attracts over 11.000 participants each edition, and is a fantastic way to discuss and discover the latest innovations for urban, interurban and regional transport as well as ‘green’ transport. It will be held in Paris from 12-14... read more

02/05/2018 - Global Alliance Formed to Standardise Parking Data

Three major parking associations join forces to develop an international parking data standard read more

27/04/2018 - Increase in DVLA requests does not mean more motorists are issued a PCN

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 to the number of ticket... read more

20/04/2018 - Response to BBC Watchdog - Responsible parking management is essential for a better...

Chief Executive Andrew Pester appeared on BBC One's Watchdog consumer programme on Wednesday 18th April and we issued the following statement following their feature on the use of ANPR by private parking operators: Responsible parking m... read more

09/04/2018 - Monday Musing: Blue Badge Research

We have long been interested in the Blue Badge Scheme and has regularly sought opportunities to gain a greater understanding of how the scheme operates. read more

02/04/2018 - Monday Musing: CRM Project

BPA towers has been a hive of activity as always. For this week’s blog, I am going to peel back the vale and inform you about one of the behind the scenes projects that is underway to improve the experience for members. read more

23/03/2018 - No Parking on the pavement – time for a positive change

We have campaigned for a solution to the issue of dangerous pavement parking for some time and we 100% support our colleagues at Guide Dogs, Disabled Motoring UK, Local Government Association and Living Streets. read more

14/03/2018 - We are all winners! Rewarding excellence at the British Parking Awards 2018

We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Communication Award at this year’s British Parking Awards for the Know Your Parking Rights campaign. The award, sponsored by Dukes Bailiffs, recognises the efforts of the BPA’s Public Affairs team to m... read more

11/03/2018 - Monday Musing: BPA on Tour!!!

First off let me apologise for the muted nature of our Musings over the last few weeks, it’s been rather a busy time here at BPA ‘towers’, where we’ve been preparing for a number of major events to connect our members. read more