Dear Wolverhampton 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

FOI, Wolverhampton City Council

Dear Mr Williams,

I am emailing in relation to the Freedom of Information requests we have received on 25 January.

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Yours sincerely,

Catherine Allin
Information Governance Officer
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City Of Wolverhampton Council

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Dear Mr Williams,

 

With reference to your above request received on 25 January 2019, please
find attached our response marked in blue.

 

I hope this provides the information that you require.  If not, please
contact me again.

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Rita Rich

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your prompt response. With regards to your application of 21 exemption to "Q5 - Annual Subscription costs for membership of the BPA" - the authority's financial records for 2018/2019 show 4 payments to the British Parking Association for subscriptions:
£654
£68
£2,839.00
£119.24
It is not possible for me to delineate which of the above is the membership fee, therefore I do not believe S21 applies and can you please provide the necessary information?

Yours sincerely,

Jon WIlliams

FOI, Wolverhampton City Council

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Dear Mr Williams,

Thank you for your e-mail below.

We shall look into this for you and come back to you as soon as possible.

Rita Rich
Information Governance Officer
Tel. Office: 01902 550363

E-mail: [email address]
City of Wolverhampton Council

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Dear Mr Williams,

Thank you for your e-mail below.

I can now confirm to you that our annual BPA membership is £654.

I hope this now clarifies our responses to you.

Rita Rich
Information Governance Officer
Tel. Office: 01902 550363

E-mail: [email address]
City of Wolverhampton Council

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