Robertson’s Close upper and lower car parks have been awarded the prestigious ‘Park Mark’ award by the British Parking Association. This means that the car parks have achieved Safer Parking status. This is a scheme supported by the Home Office, Scottish Government and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland. The car parks have been independently assessed by Lothian and Borders Police and have measures in place to deter criminal activity, creating a safer environment for both drivers and vehicles. They demonstrate quality management, good lighting, effective surveillance and a clean environment.
Emma Crowther, Transport and Parking Manager said ‘I am delighted at this award as it recognises our commitment to providing a safer environment for those using our car parks. We have also taken the opportunity to provide some limited cycle racks for those working in the area to leave their cycles in a secure area.’
Chief Inspector Gavin Phillip from Lothian and Borders Police said ‘We welcome initiatives such as this one by the University Support Services and Security to work with the British Parking Association to provide secure parking. It reduces the chances of anyone becoming the victim of crime and saves us resources investigating crime. It is a winning combination and demonstrates what people working in partnership can achieve.’
The picture shows Emma Crowther, Transport and Parking Manager and Lyndsey Burns, Transport and Parking Officer receiving the award from Tom Porter, Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Development Manager of the British Parking Association assisted by Chief Inspector Gavin Phillip, Lothian and Borders Police.
Mr Angus Currie, Director of Estates and Buildings said ‘We are pleased with the transformation and thanks to Colin Pritchard as project manager for the team’s work in getting this independent acknowledgement.’
Colin is seen here with Emma and Lyndsey outside ‘Precinct ‘13 Infirmary Street alongside Tom Porter and Gavin Phillip with the award.
This article was published on Mar 5, 2012