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Stuart Road car park receives coveted Park Mark award

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Posted in Latest Award by PM on 14:54 28th September, 2018

The Premier Parking Solutions car park in Stuart Road, Plymouth has achieved the coveted Park Mark, Safer Parking Award.  This award was handed to Premier Parking Solutions by Inspector Simon Hardwick, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary’s Local Policing and Partnership Unit and Chief Inspector Rob Moony the officer in charge of Local Policing and Partnership.


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.


Premier Parking Solutions and the landowner have put in place measures that help to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, thereby doing everything possible to reduce the fear of crime.


Chas Cannon, Safer Parking Scheme Area Manager said: “I am delighted that Stuart Road car park has achieved the Park Mark Award, as it means they are delivering a safer environment for all those using the car park.


“It is a fantastic achievement and testament to the effective management and high car parking standards maintained by the Premier Parking Solutions.” 


These comments were endorsed by Inspector Hardwick and Chief Inspector Mooney.


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. 


Stuart Road car park is located close to the city centre, Plymouth railway station and Home Park and offers all day parking at £4.50 and 24-hour parking at £6.50, which is the cheapest in the city centre.  There is also a selection of weekly, monthly and quarterly permits available at a reduced cost.  It is ideally located for shoppers, commuters and city workers looking to reduce their parking costs.


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


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


Photo: (left to right): Barrie Douglas, Premier Parking Solutions, Inspector Hardwick, Chief Inspector Mooney and Chas Cannon, British Parking Association Area Manager

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