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Penguin Cruise Parking receives national award for security and safety

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Posted in Latest Award by PM on 15:44 24th August, 2018

Penguin Cruise Parking has received the prestigious Park Mark, the Safer Parking Scheme award that recognises car parks with measures in place that actively deter crime and the fear of crime in car parks.


Penguin Cruise Parking, based in Marchwood Industrial Estate provides a park and ride service for holiday-makers cruising from Southampton docks.


Helen Cator, Managing Director of Penguin Parking said: “As well as looking for great value, many passengers have told us they check to see if their chosen car park is Park Mark awarded before they book.


“It means something to them to have a higher level of confidence in the security of a car park and we are proud to have achieved and maintained the required standards.”


A Park Mark is awarded to parking facilities that pass a rigorous risk assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association.  The assessments include management and maintenance of the facility, ensuring that there are appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage and cleanliness.  These criteria are known to reduce the opportunity for crime and create a safer environment for the motorist and their vehicle.


Dave Metcalf, British Parking Association Area Manager, said: “The Penguin Parking site is very well maintained and the staff are very friendly and helpful.  The car park is certainly a secure cruise parking site and for these reasons I am delighted to present the Park Mark award.”


Research conducted by the Safer Parking Scheme found that personal safety and location were 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


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


Photo: Dave Metcalf, BPA Area Manager & David Hatch, driver for Penguin Parking

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