Membership of BPA (British Parking Association)

The request was successful.

Dear Southend on Sea 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

Southend FOI requests, Southend on Sea Borough Council

Customer Notice: Please do not e-mail Freedom of Information requests for
Southend Borough Council to individual officers. Please instead direct
them to [1][email address] where our central team will
direct their registration and completion.

 

Dear J Williams,

 

Thank you for your request received on 25.01.19 for information which will
be under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 as appropriate. Your request should receive a
reply by 22.02.19.

 

If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 08125.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dominic Sexton – Corporate Freedom of Information Team – Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council

Creating a Better Southend

( 01702 534929 (Direct) | * [Southend on Sea Borough Council request email] |8 [2]www.southend.gov.uk

Corporate Strategy Group l Transformation Service l Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council | Floor 2 Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea,
SS2 6ER

    

Safe – clean – healthy – prosperous – excellent – Creating a better
Southend

show quoted sections

PlaceFOIRequests, Southend on Sea Borough Council

Dear Mr Williams

 

In response to your Freedom of information request number 8125, in which
you asked the following questions

 

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:

1.      The date you first become a member. 

2.      The reason for becoming the member.

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

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

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

 

I can confirm that a search for the information has been completed.

 

1.         Circa 2013

2.         The BPA represents hundreds of parking organisations and
membership allows access to information, influence of legislation,
information.

3.         Membership benefits the organisation and as such, residents
through shared knowledge, good practice.

4.         as above

5.         £1076.40 inclusive of VAT

 

 If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our response, you should write to
the Head of Policy, Engagement and Communication, Transformation Service,
PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER.
If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you can make a
complaint under the Council’s complaints process by writing to Corporate
Complaints Officer, Corporate Services Department, PO Box 6, Civic Centre,
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER.

                         

You can also apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a
decision although generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the Council’s complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

Debee Skinner | Business Intelligence Officer | Southend-on-Sea Borough
Council

 

Creating a Better Southend

 

Department for Place | Southend on Sea Borough Council | Floor 13 Civic
Centre | Victoria Avenue | Southend on Sea | SS2 6ER

 

P Before printing, please think about the environment.

 

    

Safe – clean – healthy – prosperous – excellent – Creating a better
Southend

show quoted sections