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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.

Canterbury car park disruptions week commencing 26 June 2017

24- 30 June- Giles Lane road 3 way traffic lights- UPP

There will be three-way traffic lights on the roundabout between Woolf and Darwin on Giles Lane for approximately 7 days. This is to assist UPP with the foul water pumping station project. The traffic lights will be removed in time for the July Open Day.

25 June- Sports Centre pay and display car park

The Sports Centre pay and display car park will be closed to assist with the setting up for the CUBO conference, hosted by Kent Hospitality. The car park will be reopened by Monday morning.

25-29 June- Sports Centre blue zone car park

The Sports Centre blue zone car park will be closed for exhibitors at the CUBO conference being hosted by Kent Hospitality. This is approximately 50 bays. Please remove your vehicle from the Sports Centre blue zone car park by 22.00 Friday 23 June. The car park will be reopened Friday 30 June.

2-3 July- Pavilion car park

The Pavilion car park will be closed for exhibitors at Kent Sport Co-Mission Conference. This is approximately 70 bays. Please ensure you remove your vehicle from the Pavilion car park by 22.00 Saturday 1 July. The car park should be reopened at 11.00 Monday 3 July.

Present- 8 July- Woolf car park

Woolf car park (approximately 15 bays) continues to be closed to assist UPP with their foul water pumping station project. The accessible bays within the Woolf Quad are still available.

Present- 15 September- Giles lane car park (section on right hand side as you drive in located behind Woolf)

The section of Giles Lane blue zone car park located behind Woolf College remains closed for the coach and minibus park to assist Kent Hospitality, Enrolment Management Services and Partnership Development Office with conference guests and school visits. This is approximately 40 bays.

Canterbury car park and road disruptions

Giles Lane road, which runs through the Canterbury campus, is a public highway. Over summer there will be some disruptions to the road while maintenance works are carried out. These works have been arranged over the summer break to cause minimal disruption. Please see below to learn when these works are occurring and any other car park disruptions at Canterbury campus.

16 June- Giles Lane car park

30 bays will be reserved in Giles Lane blue zone for an event being held at the Gulbenkian.

19-20 June- Rothford car park

The bays near to Keynes in Rothford car park will be closed while UPP set up a works compound so they can carry out refurbishments in Keynes. The car park bays near to Giles Lane will remain open.  If you require accessible bays on 19 or 20 June please contact us.

The car park will be reopened on Wednesday 21 June including accessible bays, minus approximately 8 bays which will be for the UPP site including contractor parking for the duration of the project. Kent Hospitality are also using approximately 4 bays in the Rothford car park near to Keynes for their portacabin.

19 June- 8 July- Woolf car park

Woolf car park (approximately 15 bays) will be closed for three weeks to assist UPP with their foul water pumping station project. The accessible bays within the Woolf Quad will still be available.

18 June- 15 September- Giles lane car park (section on right hand side as you drive in located behind Woolf)

The section of Giles Lane blue zone car park located behind Woolf College will be closed to create a coach and minibus park to assist Kent Hospitality, Enrolment Management Services and Partnership Development Office with conference guests and school visits. This is approximately 40 bays. Please note that on occasions the coach park size will increase as more coaches are expected on certain days.  We will notify you if and when there will be changes.

24- 30 June- Giles Lane road 3 way traffic lights- UPP

There will be three-way traffic lights on the roundabout between Woolf and Darwin on Giles Lane for approximately 7 days. This is to assist UPP with the foul water pumping station project. The traffic lights will be removed in time for the July Open Day.

3-8 July – Giles Lane part road closure- South East Water

South East Water are required to close a small section of Giles Lane adjacent to Woodlands Way for approximately 5 days. A diversion will be in place along University road. Rothford car park will remain open but will not be accessible from the main campus. It will be accessible from Giles Lane via St Thomas Hill/ Whitstable road.

Late August – Giles Lane road closure- Kent Highways

We just wanted to let you know in advance that large sections of Giles Lane will be closed overnight (19.00-05.00) for 5 consecutive nights in late August for resurfacing and relining works by Kent Highways. Access will still be available. We will update when the dates have been confirmed. This work is being carried out overnight to reduce disruption.

Car park disruptions for Kent Union Summer Ball 2017

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

Car park disruptions week commencing 15 May 2017

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.