BPA Press Releases

11/12/2018 - POPLA delivers free and independent appeals for over a quarter of a million motorists

The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomes the latest Annual Report from POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), which demonstrates how a truly independent appeals service can deliver for both the motorist and the parking operator. Steve Cla... read more

26/10/2018 - Canary Wharf triumphs at Disabled Motoring Awards

The BPA was delighted to attend the Disabled Motoring UK Awards 2018 at The Victory Services Club in London, which celebrated the achievements of disabled people and the organisations that support them. Many BPA members attended and were recognis... read more

10/09/2018 - The case for managing hospital parking

If parking at hospitals was free, demand would increase and the costs for management, maintenance and repairs would have to come directly from healthcare budgets. Hospital car parks that are not managed and properly maintained can become a free fo... read more

21/08/2018 - Sudden rise in private parking tickets is scaremongering by RAC Foundation

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... read more

17/08/2018 - The Alliance for Parking Data Standards Releases Version 1.0 of Global Parking Data...

Together with the European Parking Association (EPA) and International Parking Institute (IPI), the BPA has formed the Alliance for Parking Data Standards, (APDS) a new, not for profit organization focused on developing and managing an internation... read more

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

02/05/2018 - Global Alliance Formed to Standardise Parking Data

Three major parking associations join forces to develop an international parking data standard 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