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14 November 2016 - Monday Musing: Do you have good mental rotation skills?

I went to the supermarket for my weekly shop, usually a calm experience when parking the car, with the business and crashing only beginning once I enter the shop. They have a large car park and it is always easy to find a parking space. This tim... read more

03 August 2015 - Parking Glossary

AOS - Approved Operator Scheme - The name of the BPA’s Accredited Trade Association. ANPR - Automatic Number Plate Recognition is a technology that uses CCTV to read vehicle registration plates. ATA - An Accredited Trade Associat... read more

15 July 2014 - How to appeal a parking ticket

To watch this video in Welsh click here.  Received a parking ticket in Scotland?  Click here. Did you park on council land or on private land managed by a company? Parking tickets are often confusing as both public and... read more

15 July 2014 - How parking is managed

Parking is managed in two ways; public and private parking. Public parking is regulated through the Traffic Management Act. Public car parks are managed by local authorities. In most of England and Wales, all of Northern Ireland a... read more

15 May 2014 - BPA infographic reveals key parking and traffic management stats

The BPA has launched a new infographic which reveals some key statistics collated from recent research and reports into parking and traffic management. Infographic data has been collated from the Department for Transport, Department for Com... read more

28 February 2014 - Government changes gear on discussions with parking sector on CCTV

Minister of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP announced a revised position on the use of CCTV in parking enforcement at the British Parking Association Parking Summit hosted yesterday (Thursday 27 February).   The Government... read more

01 October 2012 - BPA introduces POPLA the independent appeals service

POPLA, Parking on Private Land Appeals was launched on 1 October 2012. Ombudsman Services took over as the service provider for POPLA from London Councils on 1st October 2015. In August 2010, the Coalition Government announce... read more

08 July 2008 - First Female BPA President

Lynn Witham: President of the BPA from 2008 to 2009.  Lynn Witham officially became the first female President of the British Parking Association, taking up the post on 8 July 2008 at that year's Presidents' Reception. Lynn, who s... read more

09 October 2007 - BPA Launches Approved Operator Scheme

The BPA's Approved Operator Scheme (AOS) launched in October 2007. A scheme for BPA members that are involved in parking enforcement services on private land or in unregulated public car parks, the AOS was created after the DVLA an... read more

02 June 2004 - BPA Holds First Ever Scottish Event

On 2 June 2004 the BPA repeated their Spring Seminar programme for that year, The Decriminalised Decade, in Scotland. The event took place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, with delegates in attendance from Scotland... read more