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11 February 2014 - Parking Summit seeks clarity on Government proposals for parking management

The recent Government consultation on current local authority parking appears to not fully appreciate the facts about the way parking is managed, seemingly flying in the face of the Government’s declared localism agenda. The BPA and i... read more

11 February 2014 - Setting the Government straight: BPA publishes response to Government consultation on...

The BPA is pleased to publish its response to the Government’s consultation on local authority parking policy. To view the consultation response in full, click here. Our response draws on our members' fundamental concerns about t... read more

07 February 2014 - Multi-Award Winning Exeter MSCP Proving Popular with the Public

One year on from being named ‘Overall Winner’ of the 2013 British Parking Awards at the Lancaster Hotel in London, The John Lewis Car Park in Exeter is proving popular with the public, as well as shoppers visiting the neighbour... read more

04 February 2014 - London councils tender £42m parking appeals ICT contract

The London Councils organisation, a joint committee established by the 32 London borough councils and the City of London, is tendering for a contract worth up to £42 million to help manage its parking and traffic appeals services (PA... read more

04 February 2014 - Police traffic warden role ends in Scotland

The role of police traffic wardens across most of Scotland has ended, according to the BBC. However, plans are being discussed with councils that want to retain services in Inverness, Midlothian, West Lothian and Stirling. Since 199... read more

10 January 2014 - Government Policy on Parking is Confused and Misleading.

The government has encouraged local councils to take over parking enforcement from police freeing them up to deal with more serious crime; it continues to do so and yet is surprised when local authorities parking managers actually get on with th... read more

09 January 2014 - Increased Station Parking Charges should lead to Safer Parking, says the British Parking...

10 years after the launch of ParkMark® in 2004 over 700 train station car parks have qualified for the prestigious ParkMark® Award. When choosing where to park, motorists should look out for ParkMark® car parks which means they... 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

07 March 2011 - County Mall Crawley counts low rates of car park crime

The County Mall Shopping Centre in Crawley has once again been successful in retaining their Safer Parking Award Scheme Park Mark®, following the recent annual re-assessment by Trevor Cox (Sussex Police Accredited Assessor) and Mike Bibby (D... 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