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31 July 2017 - Businesses urged to get ready for £1 coin ‘Changeover’

With less than 100 days to go until the old round pound loses legal tender status, The Royal Mint and HM Treasury are encouraging all those businesses that are yet to prepare for the new 12-sided one pound coin to do so now. There will be m... read more

26 July 2017 - Nigel Williams re-elected to Chair of the BPA Board

Nigel was unopposed in his nomination for re-election as Chair of the Board. He was asked to answer questions and to share with the Council of Representatives his vision for the Association over the next three years. At the 18th July meeting of... read more

25 July 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 facil... read more

19 June 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 June 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... read more

01 June 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... read more

30 May 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... read more

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

 The incoming President of the BPA for 2017-18 is Peter Lowe.  Peter has been a member of the BPA for many years and many of you will know him as chair of the BPA Wales Parking and Transport Group, a position he has held since 201... read more

22 May 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 ca... read more

08 May 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 every... read more