Membership Updates

23 July 2021 - Unity5, the technology business behind ZatPark, is bolstering its team with a raft of new...

Unity5, the software technology business behind ZatPark and other parking tech products, is announcing several new appointments as it continues its period of growth. Sam Miller joins ZatPark as Customer Experience and Support Speciali... read more

22 July 2021 - Welcoming our new President and Vice President for 2021-22

  We're delighted to welcome Mike Marrs as our new President for 2021-2022 and Jade Neville who becomes Vice-President. Many congratulations to both and we look forward to supporting you on your journey as an ambassador for our As... read more

20 April 2021 - On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme update

Transport minister Rachel Maclean has revealed the local authorities that have received the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) grant so far, here.  Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council applied on behalf 5 local authorities, which... read more

23 March 2021 - Nearly 1 in 2 motorists who appeal to POPLA get parking charge cancelled

Nearly half of all motorists who contested parking charges last year by taking their case to the UK’s largest appeals service had their ticket cancelled, a new report shows. Of the 58,522 appeals handled by POPLA, 23,771 (41%) resulted in... read more

19 March 2021 - POPLA to resume from 22 March

Beginning with appeals that have been adjourned the longest, POPLA will write to 500 motorists each day from 22 March inviting further evidence within 21 days. If for any reason a motorist needs to revisit a car park they will be able to do so aft... read more

16 March 2021 - What is the need for a National Parking Platform?

The Department for Transport has launched a Discovery project to understand the need for the introduction of a National Parking Platform. The project sets out to “explore the opportunity to improve the parking experience for customers and... read more

27 January 2021 - New regulator for the construction industry

New regulator for the construction industry  The Government has announced that the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is to broaden its remit to include construction products and take on the role of the national regulator for c... read more

24 November 2020 - POPLA to adjourn consideration of appeals from Friday 27 November

The second UK wide lockdown has meant the shutdown of many businesses, which has a knock-on effect to the car parks serving those businesses. Parking Operators have contacted POPLA to confirm that operations at many sites have... read more

23 October 2020 - ‘Don’t be a Selfish Parker!’ Motorists asked to be kind and respect others when parking

‘Don’t be a Selfish Parker!’ Motorists asked to be kind and respect others when parking The BPA has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and help tackle selfish and anti-social parking, which is a major frustration... read more

07 October 2020 - DATEX II has chosen the Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS) as core for its parking...

DATEX II choose Alliance for Parking Data Standards as core for its parking data standard The European DATEX II community has decided to align with and collaborate with parking industry stakeholders to revise the DATEX II parking model. A... read more

24 September 2020 - Introducing our new Mentoring scheme

Introducing our new Mentoring scheme Now live and accepting applications, our mentoring scheme will match our aspiring individual members with experienced leaders in the parking sector for a 12-month structured mentoring relationship.... read more

16 June 2020 - Green number plates get the green light for a zero-emission future

The Transport Secretary has announced that green number plates for electric vehicles are set to be introduced across the UK from as early as the autumn to encourage drivers to make the switch to zero emission vehicles. The plates will make it ea... read more

09 June 2020 - New powers for local councils to manage cycle lanes

Cyclists will have safer journeys thanks to new laws coming into force from 22 June. Local authorities in England will have new powers to use CCTV to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who park or load illegally in mandatory... read more

06 May 2020 - Government delays revaluation of business rates

From Local.Gov.co.uk The Government has confirmed the planned revaluation of business rates will no longer take place next year due to coronavirus. It has postponed the revaluation until April 2022 to give businesses more certai... read more

07 April 2020 - Clean Air Zone introduction delayed

Clean Air Zone introduction delayed Given the significant impact of COVID-19 the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has decided to review the timetable for implementing Clean Air Zones (CAZs).  They now expect the introduction of... read more

12 March 2020 - Pavement Parking Update

Pavement Parking Update We welcome the Government announcement that they will hold a public consultation on a national pavement parking ban this summer. It will include options such as allowing local authorities with civil parking... read more

12 February 2020 - We are at the heart of a rapidly developing parking sector

(This article first appeared in the House magazine's Directory of Members published February 2020)   The British Parking Association is the leading association for the parking sector and at the forefront of research and technologi... read more

10 February 2020 - Clean Air Zone update

Clean Air Zone update The Government's long-awaited online Clean Air Zone vehicle tracker is live. The tracker has been created so businesses and individuals can check if they will be charged to drive in a Clean Air Zone. Both businesses and in... read more

06 February 2020 - Web Expansion for Parking Data Cloud

 Web Expansion for Parking Data Cloud   Buchanan Computing has expanded its ParkMap cloud service to allow the sharing of traffic order data via the web. The new service uses an open application programming interface (API) tha... read more

22 January 2020 - Hospital parking - news update

Hospital parking – news update In December the government announced they will make ‘parking free for those in greatest need’ from April 2020 in England.  This includes four specific groups: disabled people fre... read more

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