Secure parking awards for Chingford and Highams Park rail station car parks

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Abellio Greater Anglia, has retained its ‘Park Mark’ award for 2014 at Chingford and Highams Park rail stations, recognising continued levels of safety and security in the station car parks.

The re-accreditation of the ‘Park Mark’ demonstrates that the car parks have measures in place to deter crime and anti-social behaviour, and have passed their annual assessment by the police, thus making the car park a safer environment for both customers and their vehicles.

The award was again bestowed on the station car parks under the Safer Parking Scheme run by the Associations of Chief Police Officers.

The scheme is aimed at reducing crime and the fear of crime in parking facilities. Facilities that meet the criteria for safety and security of vehicles and car park users, after an assessment by the Police, are granted Safer Parking Status and given a ‘Park Mark’ award.

The Park Mark awards for Chingford and Highams Park station car parks mean that the parking operator, NCP, in partnership with Abellio Greater Anglia, has put in place measures that help to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour, thereby doing everything they can to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime in their parking facilities.  

Abellio Greater Anglia’s Customer Service Director, Andrew Goodrum, said, “Passenger safety is our top priority and I am delighted that Chingford and Highams Park have retained their Park Mark awards for another year. I hope it will give station users confidence that we continue to take their safety and security very seriously, not only on trains and stations, but in our parking facilities too. I would like to congratulate the station teams and NCP on achieving this award.”

Stuart Marchant, Contracts Manager for National Car Parks said “NCP takes the safety and security of our customers very seriously and we have been very pleased with the close working relationship between ourselves, the rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia and the British Transport Police that have enabled us to successfully retain the Park Mark awards.”