News

20/11/2017 - Monday Musing: Moving on and up!

After about 10 years at the office in Perrymount Road we have moved. Although it is only a mile down the road! Our new address is Chelsea House, 8-14 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, RH16 3AH. Email addresses and telephone numbers have not changed a... read more

20/11/2017 - Associations join forces to produce Charter for driving instructors and car park operators

The British Parking Association (BPA) and the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) have joined forces to produce a Charter for driving instructors and car park operators so that learner drivers are able to gain access to car parks to develop thei... read more

13/11/2017 - Monday Musing: What is digital excellence?

On 31 October I (the BPA’s Information Manager) attended and presented at the MemberWise Digital Excellence conference. This event brought together over 400 delegates from associations, across the UK. It focused on how the digital drive is... read more

09/11/2017 - Thursday Thought: More security for payments

Technology advances drive change and as technology develops, new customer needs evolve. Payments are part of everyday life and demonstrate change in a fascinating way. The Bank was used to raise money for King William III's war against France. Ba... read more

31/10/2017 - Tesco Extra Watford becomes the first supermarket to gain the Disabled Parking...

Disabled Motoring UK has awarded Tesco Extra Watford store with its Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA). Tesco is the first supermarket company to embrace the DPA and can now be proud to be the first supermarket to gain this prestigious certifica... read more

26/10/2017 - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill can deliver a better parking experience for motorists

The BPA welcomes the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, a Private Members Bill sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP. The Bill had its first reading on 19 July 2017 and looks to address our concerns in relation to the inconsistent standards and procedures... read more

23/10/2017 - Monday Musing: Why we have produced a video on what to do if you receive a parking ticket

We have produced a short video that takes you through the steps that you should take if you receive a parking ticket. read more

18/10/2017 - Telegraph deliberately misleads public regarding £1 coin and parking machines

The British Parking Association (BPA) is frustrated by the article published by The Daily Telegraph on Monday and in other newspapers since, regarding the roll-out of the new £1 coin.  We said that where motorists are expected to pay t... read more

16/10/2017 - Monday Musing: With great power comes great responsibility

A treasure trove of data that analysed properly can provide you with great feedback help you create a better experience for your customers. But with great power comes great responsibility. This is where GDPR comes in, to keep us all in check. read more

04/10/2017 - Remember legitimate Parking Charge Notices are NOT sent by email

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware of the fake email ticket scam purporting to be from some of its approved operators, UK Parking Control Ltd. The fake email tickets contain links to photos, payment options and to appeal. Th... read more