Dear Westminster City 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

Westminster City Council

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Our reference: 8987665

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Dear Mr Williams
 
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Team. 

Your query will be allocated for response, and someone will contact you
within 5 working days to confirm the details of your request. 

Please see the Council's website for further information on the Freedom of
Information Act
- [1]http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/c...

Kind regards, 
 
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Dear Mr Williams,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 25 January
2019.
 
Request summary
 
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.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 22 February 2019.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Westminster City Council
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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Dear Mr Williams
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 25 January 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with your response please send your Internal
Review request to the email address below

[1][email address]

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Westminster City Council
Information Management Team
Tel: 0207 641 3921
Email: [2][email address
Web: [3]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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Dear Westminster City Council,

Thank you for your prompt response.

With regards to your answer to Q5- The annual costs for being a member of the BPA -whilst the BPA website does contain a banded schedule of fees, it does not provide specific costs that the authority paid which may include a separately negotiated discount from the published fees. The link you provided me to the 2017/2018 annual accounts does not contain this information.

Yours sincerely,

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: WCC, Westminster City Council

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Sent a follow up to Westminster City Council again.

Dear Sirs,

My request for an internal review still remains unanswered, I will now escalate the matter with the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Jonathan WIlliams

Westminster City Council

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Dear Mr Williams,
 
Thank you for your email asking for an Internal Review into the handling
of your FOI request.
 
Please accept the council's apology for the delay in issuing a response,
which is attached here.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
Information Services
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Email: [email address]
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