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For press and media enquiries please email:, or call the press office on 01444 447 316.

Alternatively, and for out of hours/urgent enquiries please call 07788 315 625.

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The BPA comments on all parking related issues such as:

    • On-street parking enforcement
    • Car park safety
    • Abuse towards those who work in the parking sector
    • Skills and qualifications, raising standards within the profession
    • Sector practices, including contract issues
    • The role of parking in traffic management
    • Technology, innovation and sustainability in parking

Whilst the BPA is pleased to comment on any of the above, we cannot provide comment on individual parking cases.

2017 media appearances


  • BBC Radio Sussex - private parking tickets and how to appeal them


  • BBC Radio 5 Live - will all parking machines be ready for the new £1 coin?
  • BBC Hereford & Worcester - tackling bad parking would free up spaces


  • BBC Three Counties Radio - meet and greet parking and the Safer Parking Scheme (Park Mark award)
  • BBC Radio Sussex - meet and greet parking and the Safer Parking Scheme (Park Mark award)
  • U105 Ulster - Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, a private members bill sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP 
  • BBC Radio Sussex - the size of parking bays


  • BBC Radio Humberside - private parking discussion that included Sir Greg Knight MP (Private Parking Code of Practice Bill), Will Hurley from the IPC and motorists
  • BBC Radio Sussex - the introduction of ANPR into Govia's Thameslink car parks


  • BBC Radio 5 live - the increase in the number of keeper details obtained from the DVLA by private parking operators


  • BBC Radio Leicester - Park Mark, its criteria and what to look out for
  • BBC Radio South West - the cost of upgrading parking machines to take new £1 coin
  • BBC Radio Wiltshire - free parking provision


  • BBC Radio Cambrigeshire - theft from parking machines
  • BBC Radio Berkshire - Heathrow meet and greet operators
  • BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Leeds - response to the RACF's report on private PCNs
  • BBC Radio Stoke - the cost to local authorities to refund PCNs


  • BBC Radio Stoke - the new one pound coin
  • BBC Radio Sheffield - ANPR, parking at schools, private parking at retail stores


  • Radio 5 Live and BBC Merseyside - the new one pound coin
  • BBC Radio Coventry - Parking Charge Notices, POPLA


  • Sky News Radio - it takes 4 days a year for motorists to find a parking space


2016 media appearances

The BPA took part in 16 radio and TV discussions on ANPR, free parking, parking bays, payment methods, appeals processes and meet and greet airport parking.

More than 7,500 articles a year are dedicated to parking issues in the UK.

Press releases

Click here to view some of the BPA's press releases.

Great British Parking Poll

Click here to vote on the latest poll and see the results of previous ones.

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