Membership of BPA (British Parking Association)

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Dear Hillingdon Borough 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

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Jonathan WIlliams

 I am writing in response to your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 25/01/2019

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response
is 22/02/2019

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services

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Rukhsana Hussain, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Jonathan Williams

 

I am writing in response to your request for information.

 

As I understand it you are seeking information on:

 

Q1. The date you first become a member.

The council does not hold any data on the date it first became a member of
the British Parking Association (BPA).

 

Q2. The reason for becoming the member.

The council does not hold any data on the original reason for it becoming
a member of the BPA.

 

Q3. How it benefits your residents by being a member.

The BPA lobbies government, etc, in relation to parking matters to
represent the parking industry.  The information provided helps to ensure
that the council is kept abreast of changes in legislation and best
practices within the parking industry.  This information also helps to
identify areas where service improvements can be introduced.

 

Q4. Benefits received by being a member of the BPA.

The benefits derived from being a member of the BPA includes being
provided with updated information on developments and issues in the
parking industry and access to discounted CPD training courses.  The
council is also able to access legal advice in relation to parking
industry matters.

 

Q5. The annual costs for being a member of the BPA.

The annual cost for the council being a member of the BPA was £888 plus
VAT in May 2018.

 

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

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Regards

Data Protection &

Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
01895 55(6923)

 

 

 

 

 

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