Five Years in a Row for Bedford Car Parks
Car parks in Bedford Borough have been named as some of the best
in the country – for the fifth year in a row!
The Park Mark award recognises the measures Bedford Borough
Council has put in place to deter criminal activity and anti-social
behaviour, helping to prevent crime as well as reducing the fear of
crime in their parking facility.
The following six car parks have once again been awarded the
Park Mark award:
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Local residents
quite rightly expect us to look after our car parks as well as
doing all we can to ensure they are as safe and secure as
“Winning the Park Mark award five years in a row is recognition
of the work that goes on throughout the year to provide a high
quality service for the thousands of people who travel into Bedford
town centre every year.”
Park Mark is an award sponsored by the Association of Chief
Officers of Police, in conjunction with the British Parking
Association. The aim is to encourage safe standards of car
park operation and low crime levels.
Those car parks that are able to demonstrate they achieve high
public safety standards and quality of service as well as very low
incidences of crime are recognised with the Park Mark award, which
has to be evidenced and reassessed annually by a designated Police