Winchester City Council car parks have received their 18th Park Mark Safer Parking award. The latest recipients of the award are the new 864 space South Winchester Park and Ride and the recently refurbished Tower Street car park.
The total of 18 car parks which now hold the award is a marked improvement from the total of 3 awards just a couple of years ago. The scheme is owned by ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) and administered by the British Parking Association (BPA).
Cllr Eleanor Bell, Portfolio Holder for High Quality Environment, said: “The teams at both the City Council and the County Council who have been responsible for the refurbishment of Tower Street and the completion of South Winchester Park & Ride have done an excellent job. Apart from the obvious safety improvements, Tower Street also has a bright and airy feel and signposting which reflects aspects of the city, whilst the new Park &Ride site has excellent waiting and toilet facilities, charging points for electric cars, as well as interpretation boards depicting the archaeology and biodiversity of the site.”
Richard Hein, Parking Manager for the City Council, added: “This demonstrates our commitment to provide high-quality and safe environments for our customers to access facilities in the city centre and district towns. For those people who have not yet used the already busy South Winchester site, they may be surprised at the high quality of the finish, the thought that has gone into environmental issues and the quality of the regular bus service into the city. Above all we wish to provide a safe environment where people may park their vehicle and access the city easily and comfortably.”