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02/11/2015 - Monday Musing: Incentives won’t change parking habits, according to quiz

More than 6,000 people have taken our parking quiz launched at the end of August to promote Park Mark across the UK. Perhaps not surprisingly over half have discovered they are a “perfect parker”. The quiz was developed to encou... read more

26/10/2015 - Monday Musing: Parking Wars – Pavement Parking

Why Parking Wars? It’s not that you have a baddy and a goody, it isn’t the Empire Vs the Rebel alliance. The council and private operators are managing the parking to ensure safe and successful high streets and town centres. Do the public know this? read more

19/10/2015 - Monday Musing: We are sticking to our guns

29th July last year marked the end of the Daily Mail’s so called campaign against clamping and rogue parking operators and after months of hard work to get the true story out there we wrote a blog to celebrate; You’re out of bullets Daily Mail… ... read more

12/10/2015 - Monday Musing: Passionate about Parking

It’s a bit obvious that we are passionate about parking. Public perceptions of parking can often be negative but our annual conference is a positively enjoyable experience and one not to be missed! The event showed that parking isn’t... read more

05/10/2015 - Monday Musing: 100 days

One hundred days ago tomorrow we launched our Master Plan for Parking for 2015-16. We stood on the Terrace Pavilion in the House of Commons and told the government that the BPA are working diligently to raise standards in the parking profession... read more

30/09/2015 - UKPC disciplined by BPA after photo tampering allegations

The BPA has completed its investigation into allegations of evidence tampering by employees at parking operator, UK Parking Control and the company has been disciplined in accordance with our Scheme of Sanctions.  The DVLA, which is carrying... read more

28/09/2015 - Monday Musing: No Withering nor Wuthering Heights Please!

The BPA is concerned that Britain’s many aging car parks are properly serviced and maintained. The earliest surviving car parks that we know of, that still remain as functioning car parks include the Botanic Gardens Garage, the oldest motor... read more

21/09/2015 - Monday Musing: What if we tried something a little more radical?

Do we all remember the EU saying they will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2050? What if one day we woke up and all personal cars were banned. read more

14/09/2015 - Monday Musing: Let’s think about disability

A key strand of the BPA strategy is to put the consumer at the heart of our thinking but how are we doing as a business sector when it comes to equalities? read more

10/09/2015 - BPA investigating concerns of evidence tampering by UKPC

The British Parking Association is currently investigating allegations of evidence tampering by parking operator, UK Parking Control. In the meantime, motorists are advised to continue to appeal parking tickets in the usual way – firstly to... read more