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Thirteen safer places to park in Solihull

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Posted in Latest Award by PM on 11:07 02nd December, 2015
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council now has thirteen Park Mark awarded car parks across the borough, which you can find on the Park Mark website at parkmark.co.uk as well as nearly 5,000 more across the UK.

A Park Mark is awarded to parking facilities that have passed a risk assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association and can demonstrate low to zero levels of vehicle related crime.

The assessment covers surveillance levels, lighting, signage and cleanliness which are known to reduce the opportunity for crime and create a safer environment for the motorist and their vehicle.

Michael Gardner, British Parking Association Area Manager, said: “The Police Assessor and I have worked with Solihull Council for several years concerning the Park Mark scheme. They currently have thirteen Park Mark awarded car parks and are looking to increase that number in the near future. These awards are testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to maintain the standards required and demonstrates how seriously they take the safety of their customers”.

“The scheme celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014. Reaching this landmark birthday is due to organisations being committed to achieving high standards and it shows they care about their customers’ experiences.”

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 is very important in making a difference. Vehicle-related crime now accounts for 12% of all crime* (down from 17% in 2004), and 11% of vehicle-related crime occurs in car parks (down from 19% in 2004).

Find out whether you can spot a Park Mark accredited car park, have a go at this quiz www.britishparking.co.uk/parking-quiz

Photo:  (left to right) Michael Gardner BPA Area Manager, Tudor Roberts, Police Park Mark Assessor, Carl Newman, Parking Operations Manager, Cllr Ted Richards M.B.E, Chief Inspector Jack Hadley Paul Tovey, Principal Engineer
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