Car parks get the thumbs up

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FOUR more council-run car parks have been awarded Park Marks by the British Parking Association.

Car parks in Langley Hill and The Nap in Kings Langley, and the Water Gardens (north) and Gadebridge Lane in Hemel Hempstead, have been given the accreditation following assessment .

These latest awards bring the total number of Dacorum Borough Council operated car parks with Park Marks up to 14.

Councillor Julie Laws, who oversees environment and sustainability, said: I’m delighted we have secured this accolade for more of our car parks. The Park Mark award is a great way for our residents and visitors to make informed decisions on where to park their vehicles. In sites with a Park Mark people can feel reassured that their car is being left in a safe location.”

The scheme, run by the British Parking Association on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers, sees independent assessors visit the car parks and score them on management and maintenance, cleanliness, surveillance, lighting and signage.

Achieving the accreditation also means that the car parks have measures in place to deter crime and antisocial behaviour.

The other car parks with Park Mark accreditation in Dacorum are Durrants Hill, Cowper Road, High Street, Moor End Road, Water Gardens (South), all in Hemel Hempstead, Canal Fields, Lower Kings Road, St John’s Well Lane, Water Lane, all in Berkhamsted and The Forge in Tring