The last several weeks have represented the busiest period for traffic management at the University. The new entrance has significantly improved access and relieved congestion to roadways immediately surrounding the campus.
We wish to take the opportunity to thank all car park users for your valued assistance throughout this busy period.
To help us further improve traffic management on campus, we will be introducing a number of measures over the course of the next few weeks, highlighted below, and request your continued co-operation and support to help ensure these are implemented effectively.
Car Parking Permits
To be eligible to park on the Campus, you must clearly display a current, valid University car parking permit in your vehicle at all times. From Friday 30th November 2012, car parking permits will be checked upon entry to campus and car parking notices issued to vehicles in contravention of the Car Parking Policy. Consequently, failure to do display a valid permit may result in you being refused access to campus and /or fined (in accordance with the University’s Car Parking Policy).
Most eligible applicants will now be in receipt of their 2012/13 parking permit however we are aware that a small number may still be awaiting their permit. Conversely, there are a number vehicles parked on campus which are not displaying a valid permit. In these circumstances we offer the following advice:
* If you have not already applied for your parking permit, please do so as soon as practical. You must apply online, using the following link:
* If you have applied but have not yet received your permit please contact email@example.com . We shall ensure that your application is reviewed and shall respond to you as soon as practical.
Please note: If you have applied under ‘Special Circumstances’ and supportive evidence has not been supplied with your application this will delay your permit being issued. Applicants should check whether suitable supportive evidence has been submitted (refer to the Car Parking Policy for details on the form of evidence required).
Traffic Barriers and Access Opening Times
To assist in the management of vehicular movement and safeguard pedestrian traffic on campus, traffic barriers will be used to restrict vehicular movement within some key locations, as follows:
* Ruff Lane gate closes daily to vehicular access and pedestrians at 20:30 hrs. After that time St. Helens Road entrances should be used to access and leave campus
* The barrier located adjacent to the Durning Centre will be closed to vehicular traffic throughout the day and will only be opened after 20:30 hours to allow vehicles through once Ruff Lane gate has been closed,
* Barriers to roadways surrounding the all-weather pitch and athletics track will be closed to vehicular traffic (with the exception of service and delivery vehicles accessing the Durning Centre)
* The barrier located on the access road behind Forest Court (leading to Car Park C) will be closed to all vehicular traffic (with the exception of service and delivery vehicles)
Corporate Events & Visitor Parking
On certain days throughout the academic year, it is necessary to reserve areas to allow visitors to park on campus in support of corporate events. While we shall endeavour to provide prior notification of these events, we kindly request our that our customers assist us through co-operating with the directions of our Traffic Management Assistants who will advise on alternative parking availability on campus.
We wish to remind all our customers that we offer a parking reservation service which allows staff to reserve parking spaces for visitors online. Full details on this service is available on the Facilities Management Wiki pages.