Spring success for Malvern Hills District Council with Safer Parking awards

14 car parks gain prestigious Park Mark award demonstrating the highest standards across their operations.

Park Mark is the accredited logo of the Safer Parking Scheme, which is given to parking facilities that have achieved the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police and the British Parking Association. Assessments include management and maintenance of the facility, checking that there are appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage, and cleanliness. All these are known to reduce the opportunity for crime and thus create a safer environment for the motorist and their vehicle.

Car parks with the Park Mark® award can use signage featuring the distinctive Park Mark® tick, so that drivers know exactly where to go for safe parking. Facilities that have received this award have seen a drop in vehicle-related crime of over 80%.

Councillor Peter Whatley, Portfolio Holder for Resources at Malvern Hills District Council, with responsibility for car parks said, “We are delighted to have been awarded the Park Mark Award. We strive to provide a safe and clean environment for residents and visitors to park their cars. It is testament to our civil enforcement officers, property and cleansing teams who work hard to ensure standards are maintained. The award is a well-deserved recognition of our ongoing commitment to keeping people safe.”

Matthew Robinson BPA Area Manager said: “I am delighted that Malvern Hills District Council has achieved the Park Mark award for these 14 Car Parks, demonstrating their hard work and commitment to providing a safe environment for users.”

Jackie Godfrey-Hunt Designing Out Crime Officer, It has been a pleasure working with Malvern Hills District Council to award Park Mark accreditation for these car parks. Park Mark accreditation clearly demonstrates these sites are effectively managed, maintained, and have been properly assessed for crime reduction. This scheme is a fine example of partnership working between West Mercia Police and the local council which will reduce the fear of crime for all users.

For more information visit: https://www.britishparking.co.uk/Safer-Parking-Scheme-/-Park-Mark

Posted in Latest Awards by ParkMark on 30 March 2023