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Car parking consultation update

The venue for the third and final car parking consultation event has changed due to planned refurbishment in the room at St George’s Building.

The event will now take place in the larger-sized LT2 Richmond Building from 10.00am on 10 April. Spaces are available.

At the events, Vice-Chancellor Graham Galbraith will be joined by Bernie Topham (Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Vice-Chancellor), Fiona Bell (Director of Estates & Campus Services) and Becky Hopkins (Deputy Director of HR People Services) for a brief presentation on the proposals, before opening the floor for questions.

The proposed changes are outlined in a business case, which has been developed by a car parking working group with representatives from the University and the unions (UCU and UNISON).

Please consider attending the final event or ask your question/make a comment on the business case at travelplan@port.ac.uk. You have until 12 April and all questions and comments will be reviewed.

Consultation FAQs and Themes

So far, more than 200 emails have been received with many staff commenting that something has to change to improve the current car parking frustrations. Most emails continue to fall into previously identified themes including interest in whether daily permits for occasional use or seasonal based permits could actually relieve some of the pressure on car parking. Please keep the ideas coming.

However, there has been limited feedback so far on some key areas including:

  • Evidence requirements for caring exemptions
  • Exemptions for staff working unsocial hours
  • Phasing of charges for lower grade staff

Published FAQs will be updated weekly throughout the consultation period so please keep up to date with these.

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  1. Re the lack of feedback on specific issues, my thoughts would be:-

    No exemption for caring

    No exemptions for unsocial hours

    Phasing of charges OK, but not really fussed if it came in straight away.

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