West Berkshire has been recognised for having some of the safest car parks in the country.
Thirteen car parks in Newbury, Thatcham and Pangbourne have been given the Park Mark Award, after being judged on criteria including safety, cleanliness, prompt repairs and lighting.
A police assessor and a British Parking Association (BPA) area manager carries out the assessment, and award a Park Mark if it passes.
Jeanette Clifford, West Berkshire Council’s executive member for highways and transport, said: “We’re delighted with these awards.
“We know that our residents and visitors want to leave their cars in safe, well managed car parks.
“The Park Mark awarded to our car parks gives confidence that, in West Berkshire, they can do just that.”
Ten of the car parks to get the award are in Newbury: Market Street, central, Kennet Centre, library, Northbrook multi-storey, Corn Exchange, Northcroft Lane, Pelican Lane, West Street and Wharf Road.
Also included was the Kingsland Centre and train station car parks in Thatcham, and Station Road in Pangbourne.
Michael Gardner from the BPA said: “These awards are very well deserved and testament to the hard work and enthusiasm that goes on behind the scenes to maintain the standards required.”