BPA Press Releases

16 December 2016 - Bus station first in north east to win safety award

A sense of safety for visitors to Middlesbrough has resulted in the town’s bus station becoming the first in the North East to gain national recognition.  The Safer Bus Station Award highlights standards of good practice in... read more

16 December 2016 - BPA welcomes POPLA Annual Report from Ombudsman Services

Since launching POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) in 2012, the BPA has transformed the management of parking on private land and delivered truly independent appeals for motorists for the fourth year running. As well as being judicially ind... read more

05 December 2016 - BPA works with government to improve clarity over Railway Byelaws.

We have campaigned at length for absolute clarity on the Clauses in Railway Byelaws where they relate to parking controls. Government officials committed to providing this clarification but due to various circumstances, some beyond their control... read more

21 November 2016 - Have Cars Got Wider or Parking Spaces Got Narrower?

It depends. Many people have chosen to upgrade to bigger vehicles and more of these are now sold. Typically parking bays are 4.8m x 2.4m (or 16ft x 8ft). This has been the case for decades and has stood the test of time. Often in the design... read more

15 November 2016 - Legitimate Parking Charge Notices are NOT sent by email

The British Parking Association (BPA) is aware of the fake email ticket scam purporting to be from one of its approved operators, UK Parking Control Ltd. The fake email ticket quotes a charge of £90 and suggests that photos and paymen... read more

18 October 2016 - POPLA - Resolution of Dispute between London Councils and the British Parking Association...

London Councils and the BPA are pleased to announce that they have resolved a dispute about the apportionment of London Council’s central overhead costs which threatened to detract from the success story that is POPLA. For three years... read more

20 September 2016 - Chair of ISPA resigns

The British Parking Association (BPA) has received Nicola Mullany’s resignation as Chair of The Independent Scrutiny Board for Parking Appeals (ISPA)  The Chair is appointed by the BPA, the government and a representative of the consu... read more

31 August 2016 - BPA dismisses claims that rising parking charges are the reason for increased Blue Badge...

There is no evidence that parking charges are rising. A Blue Badge is valuable because it allows the holder to park in places where other motorists cannot. It is a nationally recognised on-street parking scheme for disabled people and having a B... read more

12 May 2016 - Consensus reached for a single standards setting body for parking on private land

Shadow Transport Minister, Daniel Zeichner MP, and officials from the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport joined more than 80 delegates representing consumer groups, local authorities, private parking... read more

12 April 2016 - British Parking Association to manage the Disabled Parking Accreditation

The British Parking Association (BPA) will manage the Disabled Parking Accreditation on behalf of Disabled Motoring UK from April. This allows the charity to focus more of its time on vital campaigning work to support disabled motorists. Di... read more