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New Retford car park is safe and secure for motorists

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Posted in Latest Award by PM on 10:19 28th September, 2018

The newly created car park in Victoria Road, Retford operated by Marriott’s has achieved both the coveted Park Mark, Safer Parking Award and the Disabled Parking Accreditation.


The Safer Parking Scheme is an initiative of the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives and is aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in parking areas. A Park Mark is given to parking facilities that have achieved the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association.


Richard Marriott said: “I am delighted to have achieved both the Safer Parking Award and the Disabled Parking Accreditation. This is an excellent car park that will be of benefit to local residents as well as commuters from Retford train station.”


Peter Gravells, British Parking Association Area Manager, said: “I am delighted that this new car park has achieved the awards as it means the operator is delivering a safer environment for those using the car park.

“It is a fantastic achievement and testament to the effective management and high car parking standards maintained. The car park and the associated payment equipment have been designed for all users.”


Graham Footer, Chief Executive of Disabled Motoring UK said:   “Disabled Motoring UK is delighted that Marriotts has achieved the Disabled Parking Accreditation. This clearly demonstrates commitment from the private parking sector to provide accessible parking facilities that their disabled customers can use with confidence.”


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 safer parking.  Early adopters of the scheme saw a dramatic drop in vehicle-related crime of over 80% showing that the initiative really does make a difference. 


Personal safety and location have been cited as joint priorities when choosing where to park.  There are currently 5000 car parks with the Park Mark award throughout the UK which can be found on a designated website www.parkmark.co.uk


There is a designated Disabled Parking Accreditation website where disabled people can search for a car park, www.dpaccreditation.org.uk.


To qualify, car parks must have accessible bays that meet British standards, which are at least 2.4 metres by 4.8 metres with a 1.2 metre safety or transition zone marked with cross patterned stripes along one side of the bay.  Signage must give clear information and instructions for the use of a building and there should be level access between pedestrian entrances/exits and parking bays.  Lifts or ramps must be provided where levels are not even.  Lighting, payment machines and alternative payment methods also form part of the criteria as well as concessions where appropriate to allow disabled people additional time.


Could you spot a Park Mark car park?  Have a go by taking this quiz www.britishparking.co.uk/parking-quiz


Photo: (left) Peter Gravells, British Parking Association Area Manager and Richard Marriott

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