2006 – the Year of the Safer Parking Scheme

The Safer Parking Scheme (SPS) has celebrated the New Year by issuing its 2006th Park Mark® Award. The Scheme, which is managed by the BPA on behalf of ACPO has grown rapidly since its re-launch in October 2004, showing a growth rate of 46% compared to the previous year.
parkmark.jpgThe 2006th Park Mark® Award has been awarded to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, for their excellent car park which is managed by Q-Park.

Kelvin Reynolds, Head of the Safer Parking Scheme for the BPA, commented: “

“2006 by 2006! What an achievement; this is testimony to the excellent work of our Development Managers and our partnership with the Police. I’m very pleased with this result. It is rather fitting that this Award should go to an NHS site as this is proof that the scheme is open to all and everyone can make their car parks safer.”

David Allwright, Director of Planning and Facilities, Musgrove Park Hospital comments: ”We are delighted that our car parks have met the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, this award is testimony to our commitment to continually improving the hospital site for our patients, staff and visitors.”

Bob Quick, from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) who own the scheme, commented: "I am delighted with the growth of the Scheme over the past 18 months now surpassing 2000 accredited car parks. The Scheme is going from strength to strength and will make an important contribution to safety and crime reduction in 2006 and beyond.”

About British Parking Association

The British Parking Association was founded in 1967 as an independent professional association. The BPA is dedicated to promoting and representing knowledge and standards in every type of parking facility and to bring together the interests of government, local authority and commercial organisations, providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas concerning parking.

The BPA is a recognised authority within the Parking Industry and is the largest association of its kind in Europe with 600 member organisations.


Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

acpo_badge.gifThe Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) exists to promote leadership excellence by the chief officers of the Police Service, to assist in setting the policing agenda by providing professional opinion on key issues identified to the Government, appropriate organisations and individuals and to be the corporate voice of the Service.

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