Membership of BPA (British Parking Association)

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Dear Waltham Forest 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

Information Officer, Waltham Forest Borough Council

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Re: "FOI- Membership of BPA (British Parking Association)"
Reference: FOI103660552
Date of request: 2019-01-25 16:25:02

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Re: FOI Response FOI103660552 "FOI- Membership of BPA (British Parking
Association)".

Dear jon williams,

I am writing in response to your recent request for information that was
received on 25th January 2019 about FOI- Membership of BPA (British
Parking Association).

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Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your prompt response. With regards to not answering "Q5 The annual costs for being a member of the BPA" - whilst the BPA does publish a banded schedule of fees, this does not tell me the specific fee the authority pays, which may include a separately negotiated discount from the published schedule or other fees payable (such as ParkMark Certification). Therefore, can you please provide this?

Yours sincerely,

Jon Williams

Parking Services, Waltham Forest Borough Council

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To confirm,

The annual cost of BPA membership is £660.00.

 

Kind Regards

Parking Services

Highways & Traffic Management

Neighbourhoods and Commissioning

 

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From: Jon WIlliams [mailto:[FOI #547556 email]]
Sent: 25 February 2019 13:19
To: Information Officer
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Membership of
BPA (British Parking Association)

 

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your prompt response. With regards to not answering "Q5 The
annual costs for being a member of the BPA" - whilst the BPA does publish
a banded schedule of fees, this does not tell me the specific fee the
authority pays, which may include a separately negotiated discount from
the published schedule or other fees payable (such as ParkMark
Certification). Therefore, can you please provide this?

Yours sincerely,

Jon Williams

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