Safer parking status awarded to two more car parks in Northampton

Mayorhold car park has a Park Mark Safety Parking Award
Mayorhold car park has a Park Mark Safety Parking Award

Albion Place and Campbell Square car parks in Northampton town centre have been awarded the Park Mark Safer award.

Signage featuring the distinctive Park Mark tick will now be displayed at the two car parks so that drivers know they are parking in a secure place.

The number of Northampton Borough Council car parks that have achieved Park Mark safer status is now 14.

All car parks that qualify for Park Mark are vetted by the police and British Parking Association to show they have taken measures to create a safe and well managed environment that prevents crime and anti-social behaviour.

The initiative, run by the Association of Chief Police Officers, aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime for car park users.

Councillor Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council Cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “The Park Mark demonstrates that we are committed to providing high quality parking facilities for visitors and shoppers to our town.

“Getting accreditation for these additional car parks is great news and shows we are continuing to achieve the high standards required by the scheme to deliver safer parking. Our expanding free parking offers and safer parking add to the appeal of Northampton as a destination.”

Delivering safer parking for motorists is part of a wider plan by the council to bring more shoppers and visitors into Northampton town centre.

As well as delivering safer parking, the council has also extended its free parking offer and opened up Abington Street to traffic.

Northampton car parks that have achieved the Park Mark Safer Parking Award are:

1. Mayorhold multi storey car park

2. St Johns multi storey car park

3. St Michaels multi storey car park

4. Grosvenor multi storey car park

5. St Peters Way

6. The Ridings

7. Doddridge Street

8. Commercial Street

9. Commercial Street South

10. Midsummer Meadow

11. Chalk Lane

12. Upper Mounts

13. Albion Place

14. Campbell Square