Seven car parks in Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Milngavie have achieved the coveted Park Mark® Safer Parking Award from the British Parking Association (BPA).
To gain an award under the BPA’s Safer Parking Scheme, facilities must pass a strict risk assessment and demonstrate that they have measures in place to create a safe environment for the public.
Roman Road car park in Bearsden, Barleybank and the William Patrick Library car parks in Kirkintilloch together with Douglas Street, Mugdock Road, Stewart Street (North) and Woodburn Way car parks in Milngavie are now among 5,000 other UK facilities also rated as safe under the scheme.
Councillor Jim Gibbons, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, “This award recognises that East Dunbartonshire Council has taken steps to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, thereby doing everything possible to reduce the fear of crime in these car parks. It’s great news for local communities who can feel safe in the knowledge that the car parks they are using are of such a high standard.”
The Park Mark® Safer Parking Award is given only to facilities that have passed a risk assessment conducted by the Police and the British Parking Association. It looks at management and maintenance of the facility, levels of surveillance, lighting, signage and cleanliness – factors that help towards reducing the opportunity for crime in public places.
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