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Six further Tendring car parks receive top safety mark


Six further Tendring car parks have received a top safety accreditation.

The Tendring District Council (TDC) facilities have been awarded The Safer Parking Award Scheme Park Mark from the British Parking Association.

A sign of safety, it means each car park has passed an assessment relating to the quality of lighting, cleanliness, security measures and quality management.

Car parks which have received the award in the 2023 phase two review are: Victoria Place, Brightlingsea; Hazlemere Road, Holland-on-Sea; and the High Street, Wellesley Road, Alton park Road and Martello car parks in Clacton.

It follows nine other council car parks which received the award earlier this year.

Mark Stephenson, TDC Leader, said the awards were recognition of the continued good maintenance and quality of the facilities.

“We have held this award for many years now, and maintaining that level of quality is no mean feat,” Councillor Stephenson said.

“By having these awards drivers can be safe in our car parks, which are relied upon by so many residents when going to the shops, visiting friends and family, or enjoying a day out.

“For visitors to the Essex Sunshine Coast our car parks are often the first and last thing they see and we know that first and lasting impressions count to encourage return trips.

“My thanks go to the Parking Services team for their hard work, and also to the British Parking Association inspector for their kind comments during the assessment process.”

Ian Wilson, from the British Parking Association, added: “Tendring District Council has been a proud supporter of the Safer Parking Scheme for almost 20 years now as Elm Grove and Agate Road car parks were first accredited in 2004.

“The team are always passionate about the work they do and demonstrate true commitment to the safety and security of their customers. Congratulations on all your hard work and your continued commitment to achieving Park Mark Award standards.”

Residents are reminded that as well as free car parks, the Householder Parking Permit allows free parking after 11am at most TDC car parks, except for in July and August – visit the TDC website at for details.

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