Airport car parks win safety award

Holidaymakers jetting off from London Stansted this summer will be pleased to know their cars will be in safe hands after the airport was awarded Park Mark status.

Meet and Greet and Valet car parks were among 10 sites across the airport presented with the coveted award.

A Park Mark is awarded to car parks that pass an independent assessment process conducted by the British Parking Association and the Police.

The checks looked at the management of the sites and whether there were appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage, and cleanliness.

Neil Banks, Head of Passenger Services at Stansted Airport, said:

"This is a great achievement and a fantastic endorsement of all the hard work we have undertaken to ensure our car parks are safe and secure for our customers.

"We remain committed to improving all aspects of the customer experience and investing further in our facilities to provide passengers with the best choice and service when choosing to fly from Stansted.”

Graham Chapman, British Parking Association Area Manager, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Stansted Airport Limited into the safer parking scheme and to be able to grant 10 Park Mark awards plus one more pending for July.

"Customers of Stansted Airport’s parking facilities, including meet and greet services can be assured that they can leave their vehicles in safe hands while they fly away abroad, no matter for how long.”

Stephen Armson-Smith Essex Police assessor said:

“I was pleased to work with Stansted Airport and the British Parking Association to give the public the confidence that their cars are safe and secure at the airport when left in the Park Mark registered facilities there.”