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Car Park Disruptions- Canterbury and Medway campuses

Canterbury Campus

Giles Lane car park closure (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

  • Monday 9 July – September – Giles Lane car park is closed over the summer for essential maintenance and improvement works to take place. This closure has been requested by the Estates Department. For more information see our Giles Lane car park changes webpage.

Canterbury Retreat (Purchase Court 1-16 car park, Canterbury)

  • Monday 22 July- Sunday 9 August–  Purchase Court 1-16 car park will be closed for the Canterbury retreat. This closure has been requested by the Conference Office.

Oaks Coach and Minibus park (Oaks Car Park, Canterbury)

  • Wednesday 25 July- Oaks car park will reopen to permit holders whilst the Canterbury retreat is in Parkwood. After 8 August, we will continue to assess whether this area is needed for coach and minibus parking and advise accordingly.

Rothford car park closure (Rothford car park, Canterbury)

  • Sunday 5 August –Thursday 9 August– Rear of Rothford car park closed to dismantle the UPP compound and reopen the bays in this area. This closure has been requested by UPP.

Medway campus

There are no known car park disruptions to Medway campus for the next two weeks. Any disruptions that we are made aware of will be updated on the transport events calendar.

Parkwood Road Closure

Parkwood Road will be closed from Monday 23 June to Tuesday 24 June. This is due to urgent repairs and cabling works which need to be carried out.

For those two days, the one way system will allow two way traffic to give access to the car parks coming off of Park Wood road. We will not lose any parking spaces as a result of the closure.

Buses will be unable to serve Parkwood during the works.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For more information on car park closures please see the Staff and Student Transport Calendar. 

 

Car park disruptions at Canterbury and Medway campuses

Applicant days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Applicant days are essential recruitment days for the University. Spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park on the following days unless specified, as requested by Enrolment Management Services. Spaces are reserved based on the number of bookings. The number of reserved bays will be updated in the transport team events calendar once confirmed:

  • Wednesday 4 April- 114 spaces (large applicant day)
  • Thursday 5 April- 30 spaces
  • Saturday 7 April- 186

AUDE Conference (rear of Stacey, Sibson and Sports Centre car parks, Canterbury)

The AUDE Conference (Association of University Directors of Estates) is a high profile event being hosted by the University of Kent this year. The following parking bays are being reserved for this event, as requested by the Estates Department and Conference Office:

  • Friday 6- Tuesday 10 April- the reserved bays for Kent union minibuses and the School of Physical Sciences vehicle behind Stacey building bay will be reserved for a delivery lorry. The bays will be reserved Friday at 17.00
  • Sunday 8- Wednesday 11 April- the Sports Centre blue zone car park will be closed to permit holders. This area will be reserved for exhibitors attending the event
  • Monday 9- Wednesday 11 April – 5 bays will be reserved within Sibson car park for AUDE VIP guests

Applicant day (Mast Pond car park, Historic Dockyard, Medway)

  • Wednesday 4 April- Currently 63 visitors have requested parking for the Medway applicant day. Applicants have been advised to park in the Mast Pond car park.

Parking disruptions at Canterbury and Medway

Applicant days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Applicant days are essential recruitment days for the University. Spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park on the following days unless specified, as requested by Enrolment Management Services. Spaces are reserved based on the number of bookings. The number of reserved bays will be updated in the transport team events calendar once confirmed:

• Wednesday 7 March- 146 spaces (large applicant day)
• Thursday 8 March- 17 spaces
• Saturday 10 March- 182 spaces
• Monday 12 March- to be updated
• Wednesday 14 March- to be updated (likely to be a large applicant day)
• Thursday 15 March- to be updated
• Saturday 17 March- to be updated

BOCCIA event (Sport Centre blue zone car park, Canterbury)

•Thursday 8 March- The Sports Centre blue zone car park will be closed to permit holders. The car park is being reserved for minibuses to transport disabled children to the BOCCIA school games being held at the Sports Centre, as requested by Kent Sport.

Applicant day (Drill Hall car park, Medway)

•Saturday 10 March- There are currently 85 visitors who have requested parking for the Medway applicant day. Applicants have been advised to park in the Drill Hall car park. As this is a Saturday it should not cause much disruption.

 

Car park disruptions- Canterbury and Medway campuses

Applicant days (Giles Lane car park, Canterbury)

Applicant days are essential recruitment days for the university. Spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park on the following days unless specified, as requested by Enrolment Management Services. Spaces are reserved based on the number of bookings. The number of reserved bays will be updated in the transport team events calendar once confirmed:

  • Wednesday 7 February- 10 spaces
  • Thursday 8 February- 19 spaces
  • Saturday 10 February- 176 spaces
  • Monday 12 February- to be updated
  • Tuesday 13 February- 38 spaces
  • Wednesday 14 February- to be updated
  • Thursday 15 February- to be updated
  • Friday 16 February- to be updated
  • Monday 19 February- to be updated

 

Applicant day (Mast Pond car park, Historic Dockyard, Medway)

  • Wednesday 7 February- There are currently 52 applicants to the Medway applicant day. Applicants have been advised to park in the Mast Pond car park at Chatham Historic Dockyard. While no parking bays are being reserved, the additional visitors to campus may affect parking on this day.

 

Canterbury car park disruptions

12 January 2018- Giles Lane car park, event

170 spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park for Kent Business School’s “Shaping Kent’s Future” event. This is a high profile event for the University.

 

18 January 2018- Giles Lane car park, Applicant Day

31 spaces will be reserved in Giles Lane car park, as requested by Enrolment Management Services. Applicant Days are essential recruitment events for the University.

Please refer to our transport event calendar in between newsletters to keep up to date.

Travel Plan Survey now open- chance to win prizes       

The staff and student Travel Plan Survey 2017 is now open. Complete the survey and enter your University of Kent email address for your chance to win £100 cash card to use at the catering outlets on campus, or one of 100 hot drinks vouchers.

Let us know how we can improve travel to, from and around our campuses. The data from the survey helps shape various reports including the University Travel Plans and the Movement and Transport Strategy which feeds into the Canterbury campus 50 year Masterplan.

This is your opportunity to let the Estates Department know how we can improve travel to, from and around our campuses. Have your say on buses, cycling, parking, the Campus Shuttle and more.

The survey takes between 5-10 minutes to complete. There is also a “finish later” option if you need to return to complete the survey. The survey closes Friday 8 December 2017.

Car park disruptions

The following car park disruptions affect Canterbury campus. There are no known disruptions at Medway campus at this time.

28 October 2017- Giles Lane car park
On Saturday Giles Lane blue zone will be closed for the Gulbenkian outdoor screening. Please ensure your car is removed from Giles Lane car park by 22.00 Friday 27 October. The car park will be reopened on Sunday.

31 October 2017- Sports Centre car park
The blue zone and pay and display Sports Centre car parks will be closed for exhibitors at the Careers Fair, as requested by the Careers and Employability Service. Please ensure your car is removed from the Sports Centre car park by 22.00 Monday 30 October. The car park will be reopened on Wednesday.

1 November 2017- April 2018
Part of the KBS car park will be closed while a compound is set up, as requested by Estates. The compound will aid the Kent Business School refurbishment which commences 6 November until April time. This is approximately 16 spaces.

Check the transport events calendar for any further disruptions until the next newsletter email is sent out.

Changes and updates to parking

New parking database

The new virtual parking permit system launched at the end of September. All staff and eligible students are able to apply for a virtual parking permit.

Parking permits are monitored using hand held automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology, making it more efficient to manage unauthorised and incorrect parking.

Once your permit has been issued, you can log in to the permit system to:

  • Change, remove or add a vehicle to your permit. Students can only have one vehicle on their permit
  • Add a daytime telephone number so we can contact you, for example if you leave your car lights on
  • Check when your virtual parking permit expires
  • Purchase daily vouchers if you have been issued with a daily voucher permit

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust now have the ability to monitor virtual permits, which will enable them to identify (in real time) if a vehicle has a valid permit. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust will charge you for parking on arrival if you do not have a valid University of Kent permit.

Thank you for your patience with us while we transition to using the new parking system. We hope the new system and changes to enforcement will improve parking on campus. Visit the transport FAQs for more information about parking system.

Parking disruptions

14 October- Medway Open Day
Medway campus car parks will be very busy due to the Open Day. A traffic management plan is in place. Christ Church University also have their Medway Open Day on the same day.

16 October- Pavilion car park
Part of the Pavilion car park will be closed for Kent District School Mini Soccer Tournament, as requested by Kent Sport.

18 October- Drill Hall car park
The Drill Hall car park will be partly closed for exhibitors at the Employability fair, as requested by the Careers and Employability Service. If the Drill Hall car park is full, permit holders can park in the Mast Pond car park at the Historic Dockyard.

21 October- Canterbury Open Day
Canterbury campus car parks will be very busy due to the Open Day. A traffic management plan is in place.

Check the transport events calendar for any further disruptions until the next newsletter email is sent out.