Dear Argyll and Bute 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
Dear Jonathan Williams
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BPA (British Parking Association)
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Dear Mr Williams,
Request for information: Membership of British Parking Association
Reference: argyllbuteir: 9676
I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
Please see below information in fulfilment of your request.
What date you first become a member
Approx. June 2014
The reason for becoming a member
Argyll & Bute Council is a member of several Industry Bodies which provide
the Council with up to date information on service improvements,
legislation changes and ensure best practice etc.
How it benefits you residents by being a member
Please see the answer provided in question 2.
Benefits received by being a member of the BPA
BPA carry out Lobbying for both public and private parking to National
Governments in an attempt to bring consistency, fairness and improvements
to parking in the UK. Our Membership allows us to access industry specific
The annual costs for being a member of the BPA
Approx. £654 + VAT
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