Membership Updates

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

16 September 2020 - BPA calls on government to enable technology to support society

BPA calls on government to enable technology to support society The BPA, Local Government Association and London Councils are calling for ANPR technology to be enabled to support the High Street and to respond to COVID-19. Letters and a br... read more

08 September 2020 - Government commits to camera enforcement

Government commits to camera enforcement The BPA welcomes the government’s commitment to start the remaining elements of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004, permitting local authorities outside of London to use... read more

03 September 2020 - A step closer to pavement parking legislation being changed

A step closer to pavement parking legislation being changed We welcome government’s long-awaited consultation on whether legislation on pavement parking should be changed.  We have consistently called for a clear and consistent U... read more

30 July 2020 - New Park Active initiative aims to get more people parking, walking and cycling

Park Active initiative aims to get more people parking, walking and cycling The BPA has embarked on a new initiative which will promote and raise awareness of active travel across the UK, encouraging more people to think about walking or cyclin... read more

10 July 2020 - Hospital parking Update

Hospital parking update The government has announced that the provision of free parking for National Health Service staff by NHS Trusts has not ended and nothing has changed since the announcement on 25 March.   The government is consi... 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

28 April 2020 - Amendments to The Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents...

Amendments to The Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations during the COVID-19 period The Government has laid secondary legislation to address the impact of coronavirus on matters relating to enforcement u... 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

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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