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Library Enquiry Desk (24hrs)
Tel: 01225 38 3853
Email: security-office@rt.bath.ac.uk

Car Parking
Tel: 01225 38 6562
Email: security-car-parking@rt.bath.ac.uk

Access Control
Tel: 01225 38 4982
Email: security-access-control@rt.bath.ac.uk

University Reception
Tel: 01225 38 4805
Email: security-reception@rt.bath.ac.uk

Emergency
Internal: 666
External: 01225 383 999



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Parking permits

Standard permits

University-employed staff can pay for their standard parking permit by monthly deductions from their gross salary and can apply using the online form. Eligible students (see restrictions) can apply and pay for their standard parking permit up front in full at the Parking Office or University Reception. Please see the charging information further down this page, as well as details of the types of permits on offer and the ParkingPlus salary exchange scheme for University staff.

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Occasional User permits

Occasional User permits are available to those who only infrequently need to park a car on campus for the day. The permit is free of charge but must be used in conjunction with the purchase of a £1.10 Pay & Display ticket. Members of staff may apply for an Occasional User permit using the online form but eligible students (see restrictions) must apply at the Parking Office or University Reception.

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Car Share permits

The Car Share permit scheme is designed for members of University-employed staff (and eligible students - see restrictions) with standard permits who have elected to change their travel habits and start sharing their car journey to the University.

One permit may be paid for at the standard rate (see permit costs) by a Principal Permit Holder, who will then undertake to collect the shared fee from the others in the group.

An Occasional User permit will also be issued to each driver in the group for use on the rare occasions that more than one vehicle in the group needs to be parked on campus at a time.

More details regarding the Car Share permit scheme and its restrictions are available on the car sharing page. The page also provides information regarding the six designated Car Share bays that have been created in both the East and West Car Parks, together with photographs.

To sign up for the scheme, please contact Security staff in the Parking Office or at University Reception.

Please check with your car insurer before taking part in this scheme to ensure your policy includes cover for car sharing with colleagues.

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Reserved Space permits

A Reserved Space permit entitles its holder to park in a designated numbered Reserved Space in the area of their choosing, subject to availability. This space will be available to that user between the hours of 0800 and 1700, Monday to Friday.

Applications can be submitted via the online form. A member of Security's parking team will then make contact with you to discuss the availability of Reserved Spaces in your preferred location.

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Electric Vehicle permits

An Electric Vehicle permit entitles its holder to park their vehicle in one of the 6 bays reserved for electric vehicle charging.

The permit is charged for in exactly the same way as a standard permit, but a different type of permit must be issued by the Parking Office.

Please see the electric vehicle charging page for more details about the charging pods and parking restrictions.

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Blue Badge holders

Students or members of staff who have a disability may park on campus free of charge provided they are in possession of a Blue Badge. We also ask that Blue Badge holders register their vehicle details with Security. This is useful if we need to contact the driver about their vehicle or the driver fails to display their Blue Badge.

Please see the access map which displays the location of all accessible parking bays and routes across campus.

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Students

Undergraduates and postgraduates living in University accommodation

As stated in point 12.5 of the University Regulations for Students, 'students living in University accommodation on or off campus may not park motor vehicles on University property, unless granted a permit, or on public roads within the City of Bath boundaries'. Permits for students living in University accommodation will only be issued in exceptional circumstances, and applications under these provisions should be made via email to the Security Manager.

Any new undergraduate student to whom these restrictions apply must obtain permission before bringing a car to the University campus. Drivers of vehicles on the University site which do not bear a valid permit or which are otherwise improperly parked are liable to be subjected to strict sanctions. Please see the car parking regulations, conditions and sanctions page for more details.

Postgraduates who do not live in University accommodation

University of Bath postgraduate students may apply for a standard or Occasional User parking permit at the Parking Office or University Reception provided that they do not live in University accommodation and can present a vehicle insurance certificate. This evidence/documentation is also required when renewing permits.

Undergraduates living outside of BA1/BA2

University of Bath undergraduate students may only apply for a parking permit if they do not live in University accommodation and do not live in BA1 or BA2 postal areas. These students must present a vehicle insurance certificate and some proof of address that verifies their term-time residence. This should be a signed rental agreement and/or recent utility bill. If the student is living with family members and therefore cannot provide a rental agreement or utility bill they should provide a letter written by the homeowner that confirms the student is living with them during term time. The same evidence/documentation is also required when renewing permits.

Undergraduates with exceptional circumstances

As stated in point 12.4 of the University Regulations for Students, 'undergraduate students living in non-University accommodation in postal districts BA1 and BA2 will not be granted a permit except in exceptional circumstances'.

Undergraduates who wish to apply for a parking permit under this provision should do so via email to the Security Manager. If the application is approved the permit may be purchased from the Parking Office or University Reception, provided a vehicle insurance certificate can be presented. This process must be repeated every year that the permit is renewed.

Undergraduate athletes

Parking permit applications from students with exceptional circumstances relating to sport will only be approved if the student satisfies the criteria for Tier 1 in the TeamBath Support Programme, i.e. is a Senior International, World/Olympic or Commonwealth representative. Please fill out the application form available on the TeamBath website and return it via email to Lynne Algar, Training & Development Tutor or Sarah McMillan, Programmes Co-ordinator. All correspondence regarding parking permits for athletes must be directed to the above staff members.

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Permit costs

Notes:

- These costs are for the full 12 months of the 2014-15 permit year.

- Standard permit charges will normally change annually in line with Retail Price Index, however there will be no increase for the 2014-15 permit year.

- Salary-based concessions apply only to University-salaried staff, and the amount shown will be deducted from your gross salary in line with the ParkingPlus salary exchange scheme.

Staff permits - standard

Category

Salary band

Annual cost

(changes annually in line with Retail Price Index)

Notes

Full-time staff
Above SP15*
£176.16
Standard rate
Full-time staff SP6 to SP15 inclusive*

£88.08

50% of standard rate
Part-time staff - 50% or less of full time hours
Above SP15*
£88.08
50% of standard rate
Part-time staff - 50% or less of full time hours SP6 to SP15 inclusive*
£44.04
25% of standard rate
Full-time or part-time staff
SP5 or below*
£22.02
12.5% of standard rate
Full-time or part-time staff Earning less than £7,500 per annum
£0.00
Exempt from permit charges
Staff of state pension age N/A
20% discount on the above rates

Staff of state pension age are NI exempt, so have no ParkingPlus benefit.

*SP = Spine Point. A spine point is different to a grade, and each grade has several progressional spine points. Staff can determine their current spine point within their grade by using the Human Resources payscales chart.

Staff permits - non standard

Category

Annual cost

(changes annually in line with Retail Price Index)

Notes

Reserved Space Permit
£528.38
300% of standard permit
Car Share Permit
Same price as standard permit
Purchased by Principal Permit Holder. Like a standard permit, the rate depends on the category and/or salary band of individual.
Electric Vehicle Permit
Same price as standard permit
Like a standard permit, the rate depends on the category and/or salary band of individual.
Occasional User Permit
£0.00
Validated with £1.10 Pay & Display ticket each day

Student permits

Category

Annual cost

(changes annually in line with Retail Price Index)

Notes

Postgraduates
£132.45
Standard rate
Eligible undergraduates
£132.45
Standard rate
PGCE and other eligible part-time students
£0.00
Validated with £1.10 Pay & Display ticket each day (Occasional User permit)

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Change of details

Should you need to alter your vehicle details or add an additional vehicle to your permit record, please contact Security's parking team.

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Temporary suspension of staff parking permits

Under particular circumstances where a period of known absence is going to exceed three months a permit may be suspended and salary deductions temporarily ceased. Such acceptable circumstances are limited to:

• Maternity leave
• Extended sick leave

Security's parking team should be contacted at the start and finish of the period of absence. This policy applies only to members of University staff paying for their permit by salary deductions.

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Notes

Acceptance of the following provisions is a condition of issue of a permit:

  1. The parking permits will allow the registered holder to leave his/her vehicle on a University car park or as directed by a Security Officer.
  2. A valid permit MUST be displayed in the front windscreen of the vehicle Monday – Saturday 08.00 - 17.00.
  3. The parking permit does not guarantee its holder a parking space, unless it is a Reserved Space permit.
  4. The parking spaces must not be used as permanent parking places and owners must not wash down their cars there or carry out major repairs.
  5. Lights must be used on all vehicles driven on the University sites during normal lighting-up hours.
  6. Persons using vehicles on the University sites do so at their own risk, and the University will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to them or the contents, however caused.
  7. In the event of damage or loss, the circumstances should be reported immediately to the Security staff.
  8. Students wishing to be considered under the "exceptional circumstances" provision of Regulation 12.4 or 12.5 must apply via email to the Security Manager, BEFORE bringing a car to campus.

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