University Of Cumbria Parking

By | 18th May 2017

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Pay and display parking

Pay and display parking is available for students, staff and visitors without a parking permit. Please see the table below for prices.

Pay-and-display parking charges
Length of timePrice
0-2 hours£1.00
2-4 hours£1.60
4-8 hours£2.40
8-10 hours£3.20

University Of Cumbria Parking

 

Parking permits

Visitors (including open days, course interviews and conferences)

Open day attendees, course interview candidates, conference delegates and other visitors should be provided with parking information and permits by their hosts.

This will involve either a dedicated visitors parking area, supply of a visitors’ parking permit, or use of pay-and-display. Visitors’ parking permits might be provided in advance or arrangements made for their collection on arrival.

Unless a dedicated visitors’ parking area has been provided, visitors’ parking permits are valid in any non-allocated parking space.

Where an area is designated for visitors parking, staff and students with a parking permit or pay and display ticket must not park there.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following definitions are used in deciding eligibility:

  • ‘Bona fide’ visitors are people who have been invited to the university and are not being paid. This includes people who are paying to attend an event but who are not students. This would include open days, conference delegates and registration events.
  • Contractors and consultants are regarded as permanent employees for parking purposes. This means that they would need to use pay and display parking or purchase a twelve week or annual parking permit.

Students

Student parking permit charges
Permit typePrices
On-campus (non-residential and placement* car users only)£64.00
Williamson Park (off-campus)£32.00
Car Share£33.00
12-week permits£25.50
Zero VED permit50% discount on any of the above prices

On-campus parking

There is limited car parking space on site. With the exception of students who use their own car to get to their placements, residential students are not permitted to park on campus during the hours of 8.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday except by purchasing a Pay and Display ticket. On campus parking is available for residential students outside of these hours and at weekends provided that their vehicles are removed from campus by 8.00 am each weekday morning.

Resident students who have to use their own cars to get to placements will be advised of their eligibility. They must apply and pay for a parking permit. This arrangement applies at the main Bowerham Road campus only: there is insufficient space at Mill Hall to allow any student parking there.

Residential Coordinators and Senior Residential Co-ordinators are required to apply for a permit but this is provided free of charge by the University.

Apply for a student parking permit

Mill Hall

Parking is not available to students at any time (including those using their cars to get to placements).

Williamson Park

Parking for staff and students is also available in the Williamson Park Car Park accessed off Wyresdale Road. Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. They are available at a lower fee than general University permits and therefore cannot be used in any other University car park. Williamson Park is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking operator and local rules should be observed.

Apply for a Williamson Park parking permit

On-street parking

Students are asked not to park on neighbouring residential streets.

Changes to/reissue of permits

For any change to an existing permit, including re-issue in the event of loss or damage, an administration fee of £5 is payable.

Staff

LocationPermit typePrices
All campusesSalary Band 1 – Up to £10,500£50.50
All campusesSalary Band 2 – £10,500 – £15,000£107.40
All campusesSalary Band 3 – £15,000 – £25,000£132.40
All campusesSalary Band 4 – £25,000 – £35,000£154.20
All campusesSalary Band 5 – £35,000 – £42,000£197.90
All campusesSalary Band 6 – Over £42,000£232.10
All campusesCar Share£41.00
All campuses12-week permits£43.70
All campusesZero VED permit50% discount on any of the above permit prices
Williamson Park£54.60

Apply for a staff parking permit

Salary sacrifice and staff car parking

Staff car parking permits are available through a salary sacrifice scheme, which works in a similar way to other University salary sacrifice schemes currently in operation, i.e. childcare vouchers and cycle scheme. The salary sacrifice arrangement will work on an ‘opt-out’ basis. Full details on the scheme are available on the FAQs, or contact Payroll by email at payroll@cumbria.ac.uk

Mill Hall

Parking is available to University of Cumbria vehicles only between the hours of 8.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours parking is available to holders of staff permits.

Williamson Park

Parking for staff and students is also available in the Williamson Park Car Park accessed off Wyresdale Road. Permits for this car park need to be purchased and displayed. They are available at a lower fee than general University permits and therefore cannot be used in any other University car park. Williamson Park is not operated by the University nor the University’s parking operator and local rules should be observed.

On-street parking

Staff and students are asked not to park on neighbouring residential streets.

Disabled Parking

Designated parking bays for disabled persons are located in the car parks at:

  • Barbon/Hornby
  • College Main
  • The Donald Coggan Building
  • The Gateway
  • Rear of Portakabins 1 – 4
  • Dalton Building and
  • Sports Complex.

Vehicle entrances

Vehicle entrances to the Bowerham Road campus are from Bowerham Road, Coulston Road, Wyresdale Road and Anderson Close only. The Golgotha Road exit is one-way and must not be used for entry to the campus.

Access to the area of College Main, College North and South, Gressingham and Sarah Witham Thompson is restricted to service vehicles, disabled parking and loading / unloading only. No general parking is permitted in these areas.

Download the Traffic Regulations and Car Parking Policy

Contacts

The issue of permits, management of University car parks and issue of Parking Charge Notices is currently managed by Excel Parking Services Ltd.  Excel have a dedicated email address for University of Cumbria enquiries: uoc@excelparking.co.uk. Alternatively, you can use their general enquiry phone number: 0114 261 7111.

Any correspondence relating to the issue of a PCN must be directed to Excel Parking Services Ltd. This is not dealt with by the University. If you are dissatisfied with the issuing of a PCN you can appeal to Excel Parking Services Ltd. If you are not satisfied with the response from Excel Parking Services Ltd, you can appeal to the national Independent Appeals Service. Details of this will be provided with the PCN.

If you believe that there is a problem with a University Car Park (eg, the Pay and Display machine isn’t working), please report this to the site reception.

If you have any other queries about this policy please contact FM Administration in the first instance. They can be contacted at: 01524 590831 / email: centraladminfm@cumbria.ac.uk