Dear Conwy County Borough Council,
I have noted that in their latest list of members the BPA (British Parking Association) lists yourselves:
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.
Mr Jonathan WIlliams
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dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
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Please find below information in response to your Freedom of Information request.
1 - No information is held on the date of membership, it is possibly about 2006 after the introduction of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE),
2 - To facilitate access to guidance and support from a professional body.
3 - By affording the Authority the opportunity to attend forums and workshops with other authorities and organisations to discuss remain up to date with all technical and compliance matters/developments.
4 - See attached
5 - £654.00
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