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USERS of a Middlesbrough car park have been given assurances their car can be left safely.

The TAD Centre car-park has been given the police-backed Safer Parking Award.

Gerry McBride, Middlesbrough Council's corporate security officer said: "The award isn't just about security, it's also the feel of the car park.

"The TAD Centre car park has been assessed as having a user-friendly, non-threatening environment.

It also has good, clear signage and good management practices, it is well lit, has CCTV or good natural surveillance and a low crime rate."

Phil Taylor from the British Parking Association said: "Safer Parking is a scheme which designs out crime and sets standards for car parking facilities.

It reduces the opportunities for thieves to operate in car parks without being detected."

PC Eddie Lincoln, Cleveland Police Force Accredited Assessor, said: "The TAD Centre car park facilities not only address potential crime but more importantly the fear of crime."

More information is available at GerryMcBride@middlesbrough.gov.uk or call 01642 729447.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 31, 2008
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