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Park Mark - Safer Parking Scheme

Park Mark Safer Parking is a Government backed nationwide scheme which is police assessed. By joining the scheme Parking Management has shown a commitment to our customers to reduce both the fear of crime and criminal activity in parking facilities.

The scheme is: -

  • An initiative of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

  • Managed by the British Parking Association (BPA)

  • Supported by the Home Office and Scottish Executive.

By using one of the car parks listed below it means that you are parking in an area that has been vetted by the police, to make sure that the site has had measures put in place to create a safe environment.

Authority car parks that have Safer Parking Awards

Dudley Town

  • Flood Street Car Park (Sections 1 to 5)

  • Stafford Street Car Park

  • King Street Car Park

Halesowen Town

  • Birmingham Street Car Park

  • Andrew Road Car Park

Stourbridge Town

  • Birmingham Street Car Park (Section 1)

Brierley Hill Town

  • Bank Street Car Park (Section 1 and 2)

  • Level Street Car Park

  • Little Cottage Street Car Park

Kingswinford Town

  • Manor Park Car Park

  • Penzer Street Car Park


  • Bilston Street Car Park

Simple Tips & Advice for reducing vehicle crime

Help prevent car crime, please remember to:

  • Park in well lit areas

  • Lock all doors

  • Close all windows

  • Lock boot lids

  • Remove all valuables from view

  • Activate alarm/immobiliser

Although these are common sense precautions, around 20% of all vehicles parked have one or more doors left unlocked.

Further advice and guidance

West Midlands Police gives information on car crime and what to do if you are a victim of it.