Award for shopping centre’s crime-free parking

St Marks shopping centre in Lincoln has received the Park Mark award for its part in reducing local crime figures.

The award comes at the end of a six month period in which no incidents of crime were reported at the St Marks shopping centre car park.

Former police officer Peter Gravels said: “St Marks was previously in the Safer Parking Scheme and it’s great they have now returned and obtained Park Mark status again.”

“By achieving this prestigious award, St Marks provides the benefit of safer parking for shoppers in Lincoln.”

The Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme is headed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is tasked with the reduction of crime around UK car parks.

Nikki North, the St Marks Shopping Centre Facilities Manager, who was presented with the award by Lincolnshire Police, said: “Everyone from our cleaning staff, maintenance workers and security personnel has contributed and helped to make St Marks a safe place to visit.”

“We have worked closely with the police to ensure there are no instances of crime in, or around, our car park and we are continually looking at ways of preventing crime.”