Membership Updates

24 November 2020 - POPLA to adjourn consideration of appeals from Friday 27 November

The second UK wide lockdown has meant the shutdown of many businesses, which has a knock-on effect to the car parks serving those businesses. Parking Operators have contacted POPLA to confirm that operations at many sites have... read more

23 October 2020 - ‘Don’t be a Selfish Parker!’ Motorists asked to be kind and respect others when parking

‘Don’t be a Selfish Parker!’ Motorists asked to be kind and respect others when parking The BPA has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and help tackle selfish and anti-social parking, which is a major frustration... read more

07 October 2020 - DATEX II has chosen the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) as core for its parking...

DATEX II choose Alliance for Parking Data Standards as core for its parking data standard The European DATEX II community has decided to align with and collaborate with parking industry stakeholders to revise the DATEX II parking model. A... read more

24 September 2020 - Introducing our new Mentoring scheme

Introducing our new Mentoring scheme Now live and accepting applications, our mentoring scheme will match our aspiring individual members with experienced leaders in the parking sector for a 12-month structured mentoring relationship.... read more

04 September 2020 - Sign up for our Country Task Force Meetings

Country Task Force Meetings: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Ahead of our Annual Conference taking place on the 15-17 September, we are running a series of special Country Task Force Meetings, giving you the chance to be a pa... read more

17 July 2020 - Innovation and excellence at our 50th AGM

Innovation and excellence at our 50th AGM Fittingly in our 50th year our first virtual AGM was our best attended ever. Nearly 60 people joined the meeting to hear how the association is leading its membership community through cha... read more

02 July 2020 - Government announces comprehensive new funding package for councils

Major new support package to help councils respond to coronavirus has been announced by Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick today, Thursday 2 July, as part of a comprehensive plan to ensure councils’ financial sustainability for the fu... read more

01 July 2020 - Tune in to our new Beyond Parking podcast

Tune in to our 4th Beyond Parking podcast ‘Picture this: keeping an eye on ANPR cameras’.  Is ANPR king when it comes to hands-free parking management? Decide for yourself - listen to Andie Walton, Head of marketing at Parkin... read more

19 June 2020 - Have disabled people been forgotten in the era of social distancing?

Have disabled people been forgotten in the era of social distancing? We support the Disabled Motoring UK's (DMUK) request for retailers to think about their disabled customers' needs for accessible parking when putting social distancing mea... read more

16 June 2020 - Green number plates get the green light for a zero-emission future

The Transport Secretary has announced that green number plates for electric vehicles are set to be introduced across the UK from as early as the autumn to encourage drivers to make the switch to zero emission vehicles. The plates will make it ea... read more

09 June 2020 - New powers for local councils to manage cycle lanes

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22 June. Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory... read more

04 June 2020 - Government request our thoughts on how to improve electric vehicle charging

Government request our thoughts on how to improve electric vehicle charging The government is keen for the customer experience of charging an electric vehicle (EV) to improve.  The Department for Transport Minister Rachel Maclean MP... read more

03 June 2020 - Come on over to The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place – online resources for parking and mobility professionals Introducing The Meeting Place, bringing together all of our online resources designed to support our membership community during this unprecedented time, and beyo... read more

29 May 2020 - New Podcast: Kerbside Collaboration - the digital transformation of parking

New Podcast: Kerbside Collaboration - the digital transformation of parking For our second Podcast our guest is Dan Hubert, CEO of Appyway, a leading player in the digitisation of the kerbside. Joey and Julian hear about how his &lsqu... read more

21 May 2020 - Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) business webinars – find out how to make your...

Working safely during coronavirus business webinars – find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure Over the next two weeks BEIS is holding a series of sector-specific Coronavirus webinars for business which we thought may be of intere... read more

20 May 2020 - Risk Assessment Toolkit for car parks

Risk Assessment Toolkit for car parks The BPA has produced a new risk assessment toolkit for members to manage social distancing and virus transmission in car parks during COVID-19.  The toolkit includes an example risk assessment, a... read more

15 May 2020 - It’s our 50th birthday!

It’s our 50th birthday! Our Association is 50 years old today – and we have a remarkable story to tell!  It’s astonishing to think how far we have come and that from a small group of passionate and driven professionals w... read more

12 May 2020 - New guidance published to ensure transport network is safe for those who need to use it

New guidance has been published providing advice on how passengers should make journeys safely, following the publication of the government’s roadmap and strategy for the next phase of the pandemic. It urges people to consider cycling... read more

12 May 2020 - Government launches £250m active travel fund to promote cycling and walking

Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emergency active travel fund - the first stage of... read more

12 May 2020 - New guidance for local authorities published on managing their road networks in response...

Fast-tracked statutory guidance effective immediately, will tell councils to reallocate roadspace for significantly-increased numbers of cyclists and pedestrians. In towns and cities, some streets could become bike and bus-only while others... read more