PEOPLE who think they may have been unfairly hit with parking fines are being urged to speak to the British Parking Association (BPA).
The organisation was launched to make certain that parking enforcement is undertaken "fairly, reasonably and responsibly". The practice of ticketing on private land is an issue that has reared its head during the past 12 months with problems surrounding the parking situation at Burton's Queen's Hospital, in Belvedere Road.
Kelvin Reynolds, BPA director of policy and public affairs, said: "Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) decisions are binding on approved operators and the majority of the cases referred to in the media recently could have been addressed by POPLA if the motorists had chosen to do that.
"The whole point of POPLA is to provide motorists with a means of independent redress where there has been any unfair parking enforcement on private land."