Parking regulations, conditions and sanctions
Drivers/riders bringing vehicles onto the University of Bath campus and University-controlled property, such as student accommodation areas, do so on the understanding that they will comply with regulations and conditions laid down by the University. The purpose of these regulations/conditions is to ensure:
• the safety of pedestrians and road users
• a free flow of traffic around the campus
• adequate parking spaces remain for permit holders and Pay & Display customers
• compliance with Local Authority agreements
• income is generated for maintenance of parking facilities and University green transport initiatives.
The University Regulations for Students include a section on the use of motor vehicles (see Regulation 12).
The following parking conditions form part of the ‘contract of parking’ that a driver agrees to abide by when bringing a motor vehicle onto campus and other University property. Signage is on display at entrances to the University and car parks and throughout the campus. The ‘contract of parking’ includes that a driver should not:
|Fail to pay the appropriate car parking charges for the full duration of the stay|
|Overstay the permitted time|
|Park across more than a single marked bay|
|Park in a car park when closed|
|Park in a disabled/accessible parking bay without displaying a valid disabled badge/permit|
|Park in a loading bay during restricted hours when not actually unloading|
|Park in a reserved parking space without clearly displaying a valid permit|
|Park in a restricted road/street|
|Park in an area reserved for emergency vehicles|
|Park in an unauthorised area|
|Park in 'Permit Holders Only' area when the holder of Pay & Display ticket|
|Park on double yellow lines or in cross hatched area|
|Park on grassed or gravel areas not designed for parking without authority from Security Staff given for that occasion|
|Park so as to cause obstruction or inconvenience to others|
|Park wholly or in part outside a designated parking bay|
|Park without clearly displaying the required permit or Pay & Display ticket|
|Display a permit anywhere other than the front windscreen of the vehicle|
Sanctions have been agreed by the University's senior management team to ensure that measures are in place to:-
• deal effectively and proportionately with transgressors against the
regulations and conditions of parking
• ensure collection of revenue owed for the parking service
• deter drivers from breaching the regulations and conditions.
• issue of driver warning notices
• issue of civil parking notices (currently set at £60 with a 50% reduction for early settlement)
Civil Parking Notice
One of the sanctions is the issue of a civil parking notice; parking on University property entails an assumed ‘contract of parking’, the conditions of which are stated on signage at entrances to the University and reiterated in the car parks.
Any breach of these conditions leaves the driver/registered keeper of the vehicle liable to the issue of a civil parking notice by either a parking warden or security officer. The notice gives the driver/registered keeper details of the breach and an opportunity to discharge the debt by payment to the managing company. If the debt is paid promptly (within 14 days) a 50% discount will be applied.
Although the ticket is issued by University Security Services staff, all follow up action including payment collection and appeal management, is dealt with by the managing company Car Parking Partnership, details of which can be found on the Civil Parking Notice.
Civil Parking Notice (CPN)
In the event of a dispute over the issue of a Civil Parking Notice, the driver has a right of appeal via the Car Parking Partnership, full details can be found on the CPN.
Persons using vehicles on University sites do so at their own risk, and the University will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to them or their contents, however caused.