News

12/07/2016 - Competition for the EPA Awards 2017 now open

The European Parking Awards have been established by the European Parking Association (EPA) as a biennial award for excellence in parking. A prize can be awarded in each of the following five categories (to download an assessment form for each o... read more

12/07/2016 - July edition of Parking News out now!

The July edition of Parking News is now available to download (BPA member log-in required). read more

11/07/2016 - Monday Musing: A day in the life of a Park Mark Area Manager

As an Area Manager for the BPA, I need to review every aspect of each car park I assess to see that the standards have been met and continue to be. If standards have fallen this may affect crime or the fear of crime, what the Safer Parking Scheme... read more

05/07/2016 - PiPA: NHS trust achieves gold-standard at House of Commons reception

The BPA was delighted to award the latest Professionalism in Parking Accreditation (PiPA) to Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust at last week's President's Reception. read more

04/07/2016 - Monday Musing: Attack of the drones

Drones have already transformed the discussion around privacy, property rights, and where you’re allowed to fly them. Many believe that Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and camera technology in car parks is another such problem that innov... read more

27/06/2016 - Monday Musing: A new President, a new year

Over the last year, with Phillip Hammer as President of the BPA, we have seen some big changes. It is now time to welcome in Stephen Brown for 2016-17, but what will the new Presidential year bring? read more

20/06/2016 - Monday Musing: Women in Parking - eight years ago and now

We enjoyed an excellent Parkex last week. It was a busy two days with workshops, seminars, new technologies and thousands of people to meet with. There was one workshop that was very well attended; Women In Parking’s workshop. read more

14/06/2016 - Contravention Code amendment (London only) - BPA member log-in required

Contravention Code amendment (London only) - BPA member log-in required. read more

13/06/2016 - BPA members: win a place at this year's BPA President's Reception

This is your chance to win a place at this year’s BPA President's Reception: a prestigious, invitation-only annual event at the House of Commons. The event, which is taking place from 4pm - 6pm on Wednesday 29 June, will welcome the new... read more

13/06/2016 - Monday Musing: That was then but this is now - Parkex ‘16 steps up!

23 years ago Parkex was born. From 10th-11th November 1993 the BPA’s exhibition was held at Telford International Centre with over 135 delegates attending – this despite an incident involving a sugar container on the M54 affecting travel! Of co... read more