Epping Forest District Council has retained the prestigious Park Mark, Safer Parking scheme award for another year.
National safety award
The scheme recognises car parks with measures in place to deter crime and the fear of crime in car parks.
Car parks recognised by the award are:
- Queens Road Upper
- Queens Road Lower
- Civic Offices
- Bakers Lane
- Vere Road Car Park North
- Vere Road Car South
- Burton Road
- Burton Road South
- Oakwood Hill
- Traps Hill
- The Drive
- Smarts Lane
- High Beech
- Sainsburys Old Station Road
- The Pleasance
- Banson’s Lane
- Sainsbury’s Banson’s Lane
- Quaker Lane
- Darby Drive
Reducing the opportunity for crime
To achieve the award parking facilities must pass a rigorous risk assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association.
This involves management and maintenance of the facility, ensuring appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage, and cleanliness. These criteria are known to reduce the opportunity for crime and create a safer environment for motorists and their vehicles.
Councillor Sam Kane, Cabinet Member for Internal Resources at Epping Forest District Council said:
We’re extremely proud to have retained this award for another year.
Ensuring the safety of people and their vehicles in our car parks is our priority and we are pleased to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all customers.
The Park Mark award is a national standard to ensure safer parking and is awarded to car parks that have achieved the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police Crime Prevention Initiative.
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