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Lincoln car parks get police safety award

Car parks in Lincoln has received a safety award from the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

PCC Alan Hardwick presented the City of Lincoln Council with the ParkMark award for all its car parks on June 10.

ParkMark is given to car parks by police when they maintain the Safer Parking Scheme.

The scheme aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime in car parks, using proper surveillance, lighting, management and a clean environment.

L-R: Team Leader Rod Williamson, Cllr Neil Murray, Lincolnshire PCC Alan Hardwick, Force Crime Prevention Advisor John Manual and Peter Gravells, Area Manager for the British Parking Association. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
L-R: Team Leader Rod Williamson, Cllr Neil Murray, Lincolnshire PCC Alan Hardwick, Force Crime Prevention Advisor John Manual and Peter Gravells, Area Manager for the British Parking Association. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

PCC Alan Hardwick said: “I am very pleased that City of Lincoln Council’s car parks have again achieved the stringent standards of the ParkMark scheme.

“Keeping crime levels in car parks at a low is a real priority for both the police and the City Council.

“We want to continue making sure that customers of these car parks feel confident that both their vehicle and they themselves are safe when making use of some of the wonderful attractions Lincolnshire has to offer.”

City Services Team Leader Rod Williamson added: “This national scheme, administered by the British Parking Association on behalf of the police, demonstrates car parks having achieved very low crime levels through having effective surveillance, high quality management, appropriate lighting and good site maintenance.

“Customers to city council car parks can expect, and deserve, protection from the scourge of crime and the fear of crime itself,” he added.