Dear Telford and Wrekin 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

Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Mr Williams

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 Acknowledgement -TWC-51102

Thank you for your request for information received by us on 25 January
2019 asking for the following:

 

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.

 

The Freedom of Information Act requires us to provide this information to
you within 20 working days of receiving your request. Therefore we will
aim to respond to you by the 22 February 2019

However, if the information you request is subject to an exemption which
prevents us from releasing it, as defined by the Act, we will issue you
with a Refusal Notice together with your rights of appeal.  

There are circumstances where a fee may be payable by you to cover
administration costs (e.g. printing, copying, postage and packaging). If
this applies to your request we will issue you with a ‘Fees Notice’
requesting payment. The fee must be paid before the information requested
is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responding
to your request will be suspended until payment is received.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

Sasha Hickman

Information Governance

 

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Dear Sirs,

This request is now overdue, can you please respond at the earliest opportunity?

Yours faithfully,

Jon Williams

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Mr Williams,

We apologise for the delay in your response, we are just waiting for the information to come back from the service area. I will chase this up for you today.

Many thanks

Sasha Hickman
Business administrator
Audit & Governance
Governance & Legal
Darby House
Telford & Wrekin Council
www.telford.gov.uk
Email : [email address]
Tel : 01952 380831

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Dear Mr Williams

Freedom of information request Reference TWC-51102

 

Please find attached your response

 

Kind Regards

Information Governance

Audit,  Information Governance and Insurance Services

Finance, Audit & Information Governance

Telford & Wrekin Council

 

Telford & Wrekin Council, Audit & Information Governance, Darby House,
Lawn Central, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JA

 

e-mail: [Telford and Wrekin Council request email]

 

 

 

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Dear Sirs,

With regards to my question "The annual costs for being a member of the BPA", you provided information of £284+VAT

This does not correspond with a known fee band:
https://www.britishparking.co.uk/write/D...
Can you please double check this information?

Yours faithfully,

Jon Williams

Dear Sirs,

My request for an internal review is now significantly overdue, please provide a response.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Jonathan WIlliams

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Mr Williams

Apologies for the delay in responding to you.

You queried "The annual costs for being a member of the BPA" we provided not corresponding with known fee bands.

We have double checked this information and can confirm the following:

The fees paid this year were slightly higher: -

SPS Membership Fee £68+VAT
SPS Registration fee for period June 2018 - May 2019 £219+VAT

The previous year was at a total of £284+VAT (£67 and £217)

I hope this clarifies our response.

Regards

Rob Montgomery, Audit & Governance Team Leader
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Team: Governance & Legal        Tel: 01952 383103
SDU: Governance, Procurement & Commissioning         [mobile number]

Telford & Wrekin Council
5Th Floor A
Darby House
Lawn Central
Town Centre
Telford
TF3 4JA
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