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British Parking Association

We are a member of The British Parking Association (BPA) - the recognised authority within the parking profession. It represents the best interests of the parking and traffic management profession throughout the UK and Europe.

The BPA also manages initiatives including the Safer Parking Scheme (on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers), the Approved Operator Scheme (for those managing parking on private, unregulated land) and our stakeholder engagement group, the Parking Forum.

Parking ticket advice

The British Parking Association has produced a short video to help better inform motorists on the steps they should take if they receive a parking ticket.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation online about parking tickets. Some websites and forums will say ignore it, while others attempt to explain what action, in their opinion, should be taken. This can result in confusion for anyone without some basic knowledge about the management of parking, or knowledge about how or where to direct an appeal.

The British Parking Association is committed to raising standards in parking management and ensuring that motorists have the right advice about parking tickets.

Know Your Rights

The British Parking Association’s Know Your Parking Rights website provides information on why parking is managed, who by, what to do with a parking ticket, how to find good parking as well as information on parking signs.

More information

For further information on the BPA, please visit www.britishparking.co.uk.