Dear Wychavon 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

Dear Sirs,

I've not yet received acknowledgement of this request, a polite reminder I am due a response by the end of next week.

Yours faithfully,

Jon Williams

Dear Sirs,

Please be advised this request is now overdue. Can you provide a response at the earliest opportunity?

Best Regards

Jon Williams

Freedom Of Information, Wychavon District Council

Dear Jon
Thank you for your email. Unfortunately our FOI Officer is off sick at the moment so apologies if you have not received a response.

I will check what has happened to your request and come back to you as soon as I can.

Regards

Heather

Heather Peachey
Deputy Legal Services Manager
Direct Line:- 01386 565475

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Peachey, Heather, Wychavon District Council

Dear Jon

 

I refer to your FOI request dated 25^th January 2019.  Unfortunately our
FOI Officer is currently off sick so we are a little behind with
responses.  The information that you have requested is set out below.

 

- The date you first become a member.        2004

- The reason for becoming the member.      To achieve Park Mark status for
car parks

- How it benefits your residents by being a member.   To ensure that our
standard of Pay and Display car parks are high and                    meet
the criteria needed.

- Benefits received by being a member of the BPA. Updates on legislation,
information on parking matters, area meetings.

- The annual costs for being a member of the BPA.  £850

 

If you have any concerns with the way your request has been dealt with,
please contact Meesha Patel, Legal Services Manager at Wychavon District
Council in the first instance.  If you remain dissatisfied following the
outcome of the review, you then have a right of recourse to the
Information Commissioner, who is the regulator for Freedom of Information.

 

Regards

 

Heather

 

 

 

Heather Peachey

Deputy Legal Services Manager

Direct Line:- 01386 565475

 

 

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