News

05/04/2017 - Motorists in Scotland should have access to a fair and independent appeals service

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware that motorists are concerned at the level of charge made by operators when drivers overstay or park without paying. We are pleased that every one of our AOS members charges no more than £100 wit... read more

04/04/2017 - Andrew Pester appointed new BPA Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Pester as our new Chief Executive. Andrew joined the BPA nearly two years ago. During this time he has demonstrated his leadership, strategic and operational skills with th... read more

04/04/2017 - New 5 year strategy sets out BPA’s aims to deliver excellence in parking for all

The British Parking Association today launches its new 5 year strategy which sets out how the Association will continue to actively represent and promote the sector, by advancing knowledge, raising standards and professionalism, and using its infl... read more

03/04/2017 - Meet your newly appointed Council members

It is with pleasure that the BPA congratulates the following candidates who have been elected to serve on the Council of Representatives for a term of three years, effective from 1 April. read more

03/04/2017 - Monday Musing: Challenges at Parkex

Parkex is THE premier parking event where the profession comes together to showcase and discover what’s new and innovative in the ever changing world of parking.  New technologies are revolutionising the way people travel and challengi... read more

28/03/2017 - Historic day as new £1 coin launches today

Following a huge programme of work to upgrade equipment, the new 12 sided £1 coin launches today. The British Parking Association (BPA) has been working closely with the Royal Mint to ensure that its members, who include local authorities, p... read more

27/03/2017 - Leading the way to higher standards and better regulation

The British Parking Association (BPA) continues to drive up standards in the private parking sector, despite concern expressed by MPs in the recent Westminster Hall debate that more should be done to tackle so called poor practice. It is because o... read more

27/03/2017 - Monday Musing: The P in Parking

So the launch of the new 12-sided £1 is finally here! The parking sector has been gearing up this for such a long time, and tomorrow we will all finally be able to see and hold the brand new 12-sided coin. But before we enjoy the new coin here are... read more

13/03/2017 - Monday Musing: Size does matter

Disabled spaces in some of Britain’s older car parks are sometimes not what they should be and can cause distress to those that need them. A lot of our car parks date back to the 1960s and before the Blue Badge Scheme. This scheme of concession... read more

06/03/2017 - Monday Musing: Parent and child spaces

Last week I read a very funny blog post about parent and child spaces being used by people on their own. read more