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02 August 2017

Parking needs to be managed - Let’s look at the facts…

It is a fact that with 34 million vehicles now on Britain’s roads, and rising, there has never been a greater need for parking to be effectively managed. We all know the problems caused by congestion, the frustration of having to constantly search for somewhere to park, or worse, being injured because it’s difficult to cross the street or walk on the pavement. That’s why BPA members work hard to:

  • Improve road safety by keeping our roads and pavements free from obstruction caused by indiscriminately parked cars
  • Protect parking spaces reserved for residents and disabled people
  • Ensure that all parking spaces, on-street and in car parks are used fairly, responsibly and preventing misuse
  • Enable servicing and deliveries to take place in high streets that would become congested if not parking wasn’t properly managed.

 We are committed to raising standards across the parking sector and it is a fact that:

  • POPLA was established, by the parking sector, to ensure that motorists are protected from unreasonable or unfair parking enforcement activity. This service is free to the motorist and run independently of the Association, in agreement with government
  • The Supreme Court decided in 2015 that landowners have a right to manage and control parking on their land; that motorists parking there must comply with the advertised terms and conditions and that the current charging level is lawful and reasonable.
  • If you receive a parking ticket there are some simple steps to follow – agree and pay it or disagree it and appeal it. Never ignore it! Visit our free advice website www.knowyourparkingrights.org/
  • We fully welcome the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, a Private Members Bill sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP. Andrew Pester, BPA Chief Executive says, “We are delighted that parliamentarians are listening and taking decisive action to ensure the private parking sector operates in a consistent and transparent manner for the motorist. The BPA has been consistently calling for better regulation of the private parking sector, and the common Code of Practice promised by this Bill will be good for everyone.” 
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