Membership of BPA (British Parking Association)

Jon WIlliams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Stroud District Council as part of a batch sent to 245 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Stroud District Council,

I have noted that in their latest list of members the BPA (British Parking Association) lists yourselves:
https://www.britishparking.co.uk/BPA-Mem...

The BPA is not a highly regarded organisation by many motorists and seen as ineffective in regulating the private parking operators who make up the bulk of its membership; MPs in the House of Commons have also echoed these concerns.

Therefore, can you please provide the following information about your membership:
- The date you first become a member.
- The reason for becoming the member.
- How it benefits your residents by being a member.
- Benefits received by being a member of the BPA.
- The annual costs for being a member of the BPA.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jonathan WIlliams

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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Stroud District Council

Dear Jonathan

Ref No: 5035

Thank you for your email of 25^th January 2019 requesting information
about Membership of British Parking Association.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely

 Lauren

 

Lauren Holbrow

Business Support Officer

Community Services

 

Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf

Stroud

Glos

GL5 4UB

 

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Stroud District Council

Dear Jonathan

 

Ref No: 5035

 

Subject: Letter providing all the information requested

 

Further to my email where you requested information about Membership of
British Parking Association.

The information you requested is below:

1 - January 2019

2 - This information is not held.

3 - This information is not held.

4 - This information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other
means i.e. online – Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act

5 - This information is reasonably accessible to the applicant by other
means i.e. online – Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
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submitted within two months of the date of this email and should be
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Services Manager for consideration.

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communications.

Yours sincerely,

 

Lauren

 

Lauren Holbrow

Business Support Officer

Community Services

 

Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf

Stroud

Glos

GL5 4UB

 

Tel:              01453 754 276

Email:          [email address]

Website:    www.stroud.gov.uk

 

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Dear Stroud District Council,

Thank you for your prompt response.

With regards to no information on q2 or q3 I understand it is not a practice for an authority to create a decision document to support a spending decision, this would contain answers to those questions. Given how recently the authority joined I would expect this decision document to be present. Can you please provide a copy.

With regards to Q5, whilst the BPA does publish a schedule of fees it is banded as does not provide the specific fee your authority paid which may also include a separately negotiated discount. Again, can you please provide the specific authority's fee paid.

Best Regards

Jon Williams

Yours faithfully,

Jon WIlliams

foi@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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• schools
• highways and transport (including street lighting)
• on-street parking
• children’s and youth services
• libraries
• adult services
• trading standards

Our normal opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:45am to 4:30pm

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Stroud District Council

Dear Jon

 

I passed your request on to the Community Services Manager and the
response provided is below.

 

With regards to no information on q2 or q3 I understand it is not a
practice for an authority to create a decision document to support a
spending decision, this would contain answers to those questions.  Given
how recently the authority joined I would expect this decision document to
be present.  Can you please provide a copy.   - There is no document
associated with this spending decision. 

 

With regards to Q5, whilst the BPA does publish a schedule of fees it is
banded as does not provide the specific fee your authority paid which may
also include a separately negotiated discount.  Again, can you please
provide the specific authority's fee paid. - £897

 

Kind Regards

 

Lauren

 

Lauren Holbrow

Business Support Officer

Community Services

 

Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf

Stroud

Glos

GL5 4UB

 

Tel:              01453 754 276

Email:          [email address]

Website:    www.stroud.gov.uk

 

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inadvertent or otherwise is not intended to waive privilege or
confidentiality.