Membership Updates

20 January 2022 - First Park and Charge system launched in Colchester

First Park and Charge system launched in Colchester Drivers of electric vehicles can now take advantage of the borough’s first council-owned electric vehicle charging points using a new cashless Park and Charge system. A multi-partne... read more

08 November 2021 - New parking sensor technology pilot in Colchester

New state-of-the-art parking sensor technology is being introduced to Crouch Street West, Colchester, by the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP), to improve services for motorists in the town. Twenty-four sensors will be installed on t... read more

27 October 2021 - APCOA supports Manchester’s next trial phase of the National Parking Platform (NPP)

  The days of having to use multiple parking operator apps for parking in different places may be numbered as further trials of the National Parking Platform (NPP) are now under way. Customers will be able to identify suitable l... read more

18 October 2021 - Election result - Chair of the South East Region

Result of an election for the Chair of the South East Region The votes have been counted and verified and we are delighted to announce the result of the election for the Chair of the South East Region. The successful candidate is Joh... read more

18 October 2021 - Good news - the Ernest Davies Award deadline is extended

Entries to this year's prestigious Ernest Davies Award are now open to 9am Friday 12 November!   Each year the BPA celebrates the parking sector's talent with the prestigious Ernest Davies Award competition, to advance parking... read more

28 September 2021 - NEPP wins big at the British Parking Awards

  The very best of parking management was celebrated at the prestigious British Parking Awards 2021, last Friday, which saw North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) scoop three of the coveted glass trophies – equalling its 2019 t... read more

28 September 2021 - Park Active Ambassadors Network Creates Joined-up Approach

The launch of a network of Brand Ambassadors creates a joined-up approach to promoting Park Active and the different stages of developing successful schemes. Park Active Brand Ambassadors are organisations and individuals who recognise and... read more

16 September 2021 - Could you be the 18th Ernest Davies Award winner?

Entries to this year's prestigious Ernest Davies Award are open!     Each year the BPA celebrates the parking sector's talent with the Ernest Davies Award competition, to advance parking knowledge.   Is the... 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

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

29 October 2020 - Out now - the results of the disabled parking survey Baywatch

Out now -the results of the disabled parking survey Baywatch There was a record response to this year’s Disabled Motoring UK Baywatch survey into disabled parking abuse. The results showed an alarming level of abuse.  We are prou... 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

14 October 2020 - Clean Air Zone and air quality news update

Clean Air Zones Evidence shows that NO2 levels have risen to consistently over 90% of pre-lockdown levels in many places.  Clean Air Zones are one of the measures being put in place to reduce these NO2 emissions in the worst effected citie... 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

29 September 2020 - Hospital parking charges update

Hospital parking charges update On 25 September the Government responded to the petition 'Make parking for all NHS staff free all of the time.'  It did not get 100,000 signatures and will therefore not be debated in the House of Commons. ... 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

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