BPA Press Releases

01/08/2018 - Extending Blue Badge eligibility could turn-out to be a mixed blessing

Extending Blue Badge eligibility could turn-out to be a mixed blessing The British Parking Association welcomes the Government’s announcement that more people with genuine mobility difficulties are to be included in the Blue Badge Scheme.&n... read more

26/07/2018 - Civil Enforcement Officers and front line operational staff deserve respect too

We continue to seek better protection and respect for people delivering parking services and campaigns for a reduction in abuse and malicious behaviour towards Civil Enforcement Officers and other parking professionals.  It is a sad fact tha... read more

27/04/2018 - Increase in DVLA requests does not mean more motorists are issued a PCN

The RAC Foundation’s figures don’t tell the whole story. British Parking Association (BPA) believes that a whole range of factors can lead to an increase in requests from the DVLA and it’s not just related to the number of ticket... read more

20/04/2018 - Response to BBC Watchdog - Responsible parking management is essential for a better...

Chief Executive Andrew Pester appeared on BBC One's Watchdog consumer programme on Wednesday 18th April and we issued the following statement following their feature on the use of ANPR by private parking operators: Responsible parking m... read more

25/01/2018 - Fairer parking, better practice: Sir Greg’s Bill calls for consistency and fairness in...

We welcome Sir Greg Knight’s Parking (Code of Practice) Bill.   We have always believed there is a need to establish a standard setting body, overseeing a single Code of Practice and a single independent appeals service to create a lev... read more

29/11/2017 - Pace of electric vehicle revolution at risk, BPA finds

We are seeing tremendous technological advances in the Electric Vehicle (EV) market and our research demonstrates the lack of an adequate network of chargers of the right capacities in the right locations.  Of the Local Authorities surveyed: ... 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

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

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