New campaign launched to tackle anti-social behaviour at city centre car parks

A new campaign has been launched by community safety partners to crack down on anti-social behaviour in car parks.

Following reports of graffiti and other anti-social behaviour from members of the public, Aberdeen City Council met with partner agencies to develop a plan of works to improve the safety and appearance of city centre car parks.

The plan included repainting three stairwells in the lower ground of Denburn car park with anti-graffiti paint as well as a general clean-up of the building.

The Council are working in partnership with Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and NHS Grampian to ensure that the multi-storey car park underneath Denburn Health Centre remains a safe and clean environment to visit.

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “I would like to thank everyone who reported the issues at Denburn multi-storey car park.

“The safety of our residents is extremely important to us and I am pleased that Aberdeen City Council has committed £10,000 to carry out improvement works.

“By adopting an integrated approach to the issues alongside all partners, we will ensure a significant improvement to the safety and environment of these buildings.”

A robust daily inspection plan of all council car parks has launched and the City Wardens will work with partners to carry out regular checks at Denburn, Chapel Street, Frederick Street and West North Street car parks.

Parking Attendants have also been advised to report all graffiti to the local authority for removal/covering, not just offensive material.