SPARKS Network



The PEP Partnership provides programme management and influencing services through the SPARKS Network, an association of local authorities and others concerned with the issues of traffic enforcement across national borders.

SPARKS has successfully campaigned for changes to the UK law regarding the sharing of data about vehicle registration, with the result that the police and local authorities may now receive from DVLA, the UK registration authority, details of foreign vehicle ownership.

Audio webcast with Ministry of Justice and European Commission


SPARKS was created in 2005 as a result of an initiative by Bill Blakemore of the PEP Partnership LLP and London's traffic enforcement authorities - the London Councils orgainsation, a number of London boroughs and Transport for London.

Activities have included

 See the TV interview of Bill Blakemore, speaking on behalf of SPARKS after the publication of the draft directive on road safety.

TV interview

Members of the SPARKS Network include:

  • London Councils
  • Transport for London
  • South East Parking Managers group (12 district councils in Kent)
  • Metropolitan Police
  • British Parking Association
  • Amsterdam municipality
  • Antwerp municipality
  • Flemish local councils association
  • The London boroughs of Hillingdon, Barnet and Enfield
  • The City of Westminster
  • Leicester City Council

 The SPARKS Network website is at


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The SPARKS Network brings together public bodies, private sector and not-for-profit groups concerned with traffic enforcement in EU member states. >>

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