More awards for City Council’s car parks

A further five of Winchester City Council’s car parks have received the prestigious Park Mark Safer Parking Award; taking the total number of car parks with the award to sixteen.

The Park Mark Award is given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme. The scheme is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers and is administered by the British Parking Association. The Safer Parking Scheme is designed to reduce crime and, subsequently, the fear of crime in car parks.

The latest car parks to receive the award are Chesil Street Multi Story Car Park, River Park Leisure Centre Car Park, Basingwell Car Park & Lower Lane Car Park in Bishops Waltham, and New Alresford Station Car Park.

For the first time, car parks outside of the City have received the award. It brings the number of car parks awarded Park Mark status from three to sixteen in the past 12 months and reflects the effort that has gone into making general improvements.

Richard Hein, Parking Manager at Winchester City Council, said: "This should come as great news for customers who use the City Council managed car parks in Winchester. These awards reflect the hard work that has gone into making our car parks better, safer, and more secure."
The car parks now accredited with the Park Mark award are:

Alresford Station
Barfield Park and Ride
Basingwell Street, Bishops Waltham
Chesil Street (Surface)
Chesil Multi-Storey
Colebrook Street
Cossack Lane
Gladstone Street
Jewry Street
Lower Lane, Bishops Waltham
Middle Brook Street
River Park Leisure Centre
St Catherine’s Park and Ride
St Peter’s
The Brooks