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25/07/2017 - The case for effective parking management has never been greater

Issued in response to the recent court decision over unpaid Parking Charge Notices at University Hospital of Wales: Parking facilities at hospitals are usually oversubscribed and demand often outstrips supply; for this reason, parking facilities... read more

19/06/2017 - Anjna Patel - recognised in the Queen's Honours List

We are delighted to report that BPA Board member, Past President and Sandwell's Principal Parking Officer Anjna Patel has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours List. Anjna  has... read more

05/06/2017 - Monday Musing: Election comment – Conservative’s Parking Policy

We are only days away from the general election and the race is on. Last week we saw a catty debate on BBC 1 with a missing Theresa May, and Tory candidate, Craig Mackinlay, charged over 2015 election expenses. The Conservatives are perhaps feeli... read more

01/06/2017 - The BPA does not recognise UK Carline’s PCN figures

The British Parking Association (BPA) does not recognise the figures UK Carline claim British drivers pay for parking tickets.  The actual number of PCNs issued in London and across the UK is in decline year on year.  London Tribunals an... read more

30/05/2017 - 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. The event, which is taking place on Wednesday 5 July, will welcome the new President, Peter Lowe, and provide an opportunity to network with others in the parking p... read more

25/05/2017 - Peter Lowe is President-Elect of the British Parking Association

The incoming President of the BPA for 2017-18 is Peter Lowe. read more

22/05/2017 - Monday Musing: Election comment – Labour’s Parking Policy

Over the next few weeks we will share our thoughts on each party manifesto. We have had the Labour’s ‘free parking’ at NHS car parks policy announcement before their manifesto is launched: Labour will abolish unfair NHS car park... read more

08/05/2017 - Monday Musing: Swimming in alphabet spaghetti

Are you an MBPA tripping over LEZ, CAZ, ULEZ? I remember tripping over DPA when I first joined the BPA team as for me it meant Data Protection Act but to the BPA it means Disabled Parking Accreditation. It seems acronyms are used everywhere in t... read more

21/04/2017 - Government needs to act to better regulate parking on private land

The British Parking Association (BPA) predicted there would be an increase in the number of DVLA data requests when wheel clamping was banned. It was obvious since issuing parking charge notices for breach of contract or trespass is now the preval... read more

20/04/2017 - Increase in PCNs a combination of factors

British Parking Association (BPA) does not believe there is a direct correlation between an increase in requests from the DVLA to the number of tickets issued. Factors such as the growth of car ownership and the number of cars on Britain’s... read more