Avenham car park retains safety award and adds electric car parking spaces

Posted on - 21st August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Preston News

The city council has put money into improving Avenham car park


Two charging points for electric cars have been installed at a Preston car park.

Preston City Council has converted two spaces on the ground floor of the Avenham car park to allow drivers to plug-in and charge up.

The electric spaces will be only the second in the city after St George’s Shopping Centre added two.

Drivers will pay for their parking but be able to charge up their cars for free.

Avenham car park has also retained its award for being a safe parking facilities, for the sixth year in a row.

Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for environment, said:
“This award recognises that Avenham car park is a safe, clean and customer-friendly place to park, and the council is very proud to have secured the Park Mark for the sixth year running.

“The recognition should reassure our customers and encourage people to park here when they visit the city centre in the knowledge that their possessions and vehicles are as secure as can be.

“Combining the award with the installation of the electric car charging points, meets the changing demands of our customers and recognises the councils commitment to making Preston a greener and cleaner place. The council is willing to invest in this facility for the people of Preston, both now and in the future.”

The city council has recently introduced new CCTV cameras, security patrols and extra lighting to make sure over 400 people a day can park safely.

Do you have an electric car? Know anyone who does? Do you park at Avenham? Let us know in the comments below

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