There will be some disruption to cycle and pedestrian access in the Eliot area for the annual Kent Union Summer Ball.
Saturday 3 June from 18.00 (6pm) to Sunday 4 June 03.00 (3am)
- All walk ways through to Eliot and Locke building will be closed.
- No access to the Eliot cycle shelters or cycle bays to the side of Marlowe. See hatched area on map for the cycle areas that are closed.
We strongly advise that you relocate your bicycle to a different cycle shelter before 17.30 on Saturday.
Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 3 June
There will be some disruptions while Kent Union set up the area for the ball, these are as follows:
- Eliot car park will be closed all week. (This disruption has been sent to all permit holders, see blog post). However you can still access the bike shelters until 17.30 Saturday.
- Eliot garden will be closed.
- All walk ways will remain accessible until 18.00 Saturday (see above)
- The taxi rank outside the Venue will be closed on Saturday from 18.00.
- Rutherford car park will be closed on Saturday to create a temporary taxi rank for the event.
Kent Union Summer Ball
Wednesday 31 May- Sunday 4 June – Eliot car park will be fully closed during this period to allow Kent Union to set up and hold their annual Summer Ball (approx. 35 bays). Please ensure your vehicle is removed by 22.00 on Tuesday 30 May. Kent Union will hand back the car park at 8.30 on Monday 5 June and will be reopened if safe and agreed with Estates to do so.
Saturday 3 June- Rutherford car park will be fully closed to create a temporary taxi rank to assist with the Kent Union Summer Ball. Please ensure your vehicle is removed by 22.00 on Friday 2 June. Rutherford car park will be reopened on Sunday 4 June.
Accessible parking during this closure
We have contacted all Government Blue Badge holders or Accessible Bay permit holders who we are aware use Eliot car park, however if we have not contacted you and you have a requirement to park in Eliot car park during this closure please contact the Transport Team as soon as possible so that we can arrange alternative parking for you.
Where to park
Spaces should be available in other car parks. Please see map for location of car parks: https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/parking/Parking%20Sep%202016%20map.pdf
Giles Lane car park
Wednesday 17 May 2017- 10 bays will be reserved in Giles Lane blue zone near Woolf College for exhibitors (with equipment) to an event being held by Research Services.
Saturday 20 May 2017- Giles Lane blue and pink zone car park will be closed on Saturday for the Gulbenkian outdoor screening. Please ensure you remove your vehicle from the car park by 22.00 on Friday 19 May.
Security and Transport Centre
The Transport Team have now relocated to the new Security and Transport Centre (map) with Campus Security on central campus between the banks. Please visit us in the Security and Transport Centre for all transport and parking enquiries.
Dr Bike is visiting the Pembroke campus this Friday (12 May 2017). Please note this is a change of date (previously Thursday 11 May).
Get your bike checked and adjusted for free by a trained bicycle mechanic. Dr Bike will be located in front of Rochester Building between 11:30 and 14:30.
Please check the @unikent_travel twitter feed (which can also be seen on the Transport News webpage) for confirmation on the day. This service is provided by the Estates department.
The Transport Team are relocating to the new Security and Transport Centre (map) with Campus Security on 8 May 2017. The building is an extension of the current Campus Security building, located between the two banks on central campus.
We are excited for the opportunity to improve collaboration with Campus Security and to enhance the services we provide from a more central location. The new building delivers an improved working environment for the teams and includes a reception area that has been specifically designed to improve customer experience. The new location also provides us with the space to expand of our team so we can process enquiries more efficiently.
The opening times for the Security and Transport Centre are as follows:
- Transport Team: Monday- Friday 8.30- 17.00
- Campus Security: always open
For all travel enquiries, including collection of parking permits and staff bus passes, please come to the Security and Transport Centre. The building continues to be developed so we will keep you updated.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but look forward to seeing you in the new Security and Transport Centre.