Dear Croydon 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

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Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information
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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

FOI, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Mr Williams

Thank you for your e-mail in relation to your Freedom of Information request F/10010788. In answer to your further question our latest annual BPA membership for period Apr 2019 – Mar 2020 cost £1,137.

Kind Regards

Information Team
Law & Governance Division
Resources Department
7th Floor, Zone B
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA

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