Membership of BPA (British Parking Association)

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Dear Mid Sussex 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

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Dear Mr Williams,

Thank you for your request. Please find our response below.

1. The date you first become a member.

9th October 2006

2. The reason for becoming the member.

The reasons for becoming a member are listed in the benefits referred to in 4.

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

By being a member of a professional organisation, and having access to the benefits indicating in 4, the Council aims to raise parking standards. Examples of this are the Park Mark Awards, which are accredited by the Police and the BPA, in several of the car parks that highlight safety requirements. In addition, the Council worked with the BPA to have several of the car parks successfully assessed for a Disabled Parking accreditation this year,

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

The benefits received are listed in the attached document.

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

£654.00

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