CAR parks at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, have once again been awarded the prestigious Park Mark, the Safer Parking Scheme award that recognises car parks with measures in place that actively deter crime and the fear of crime in car parks.

A Park Mark is awarded to parking facilities that pass a rigorous risk assessment conducted by the police and the British Parking Association. The assessments include management and maintenance of the facility, ensuring that there are appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage, and cleanliness. These criteria are known to reduce the opportunity for crime and create a safer environment for the motorist and their vehicle.

Adam Oxley, Security and Parking Manager said: “I would like to thank our parking and security teams for all their work. We recognise the importance in providing a safe and secure environment for our patients, visitors and staff. Crime prevention is a integral part of our strategy and has helped to build an excellent pro-security culture”

Warren Bradshaw, British Parking Association Area Manager said: “I am delighted that Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have once again achieved the Park Mark award as it demonstrates the hard work and commitment to providing a safe environment for users.”

There are currently over 4,500 car parks with the Park Mark award throughout the UK. More information is available on the ParkMark website – www.parkmark.co.uk