Employees of Bournemouth University are entitled to apply for a virtual E-parking permit if they live further than 2 miles from their main place of work, subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined below.
If a member of staff does not meet the car parking permit criteria, they may apply for a virtual permit on the grounds of an exemption as outlined below:
For further information on permissible documentation to support your application, please refer to the Staff Car Parking Permit Appeals Procedure, under the Facilities and Services section of the staff handbook.
As part of the application process, you will need to agree to comply with the Parking Terms and Conditions. Please read the information below before applying.
BU operate a virtual permit system using the vehicle registration details submitted as part of this application. Should your vehicle registration details change you must update this information here.
Bournemouth University parking permits are now virtual, which means you will not receive a paper permit to display on your vehicle. Please note that your virtual permit is linked to the vehicle registration details submitted as part of your application.
Should you have any parking enquiries or are unable to complete the online application process, please contact Parking Services on firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01202 968040.
Any information which you provide to us by completing this online application system will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation (the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018) and we will not use this information for any purpose other than the management of the parking services. This privacy notice explains how your personal data will be processed in connection with your application for a Permit and management of University car parks.
Responsibility for parking
1. Responsibility for implementation of the University's parking Terms and Conditions has been delegated to the University Travel Plan Group. The Terms and Conditions are enforced by University Site Operations staff or staff working for BU’s parking services contractor, who act on BU’s behalf. The Terms and Conditions cover the use of any motor vehicle on any University grounds.
Terms and conditions of parking
2. Parking enforcement is in operation in all BU car parks between the hours of 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays and official University closures. An official University closure does not include University vacation periods i.e. the Spring, Summer and Winter break periods in which University offices remain open and operational.
3. Parking enforcement may also be in operation in some BU car parks during additional time periods such as evenings and weekends, where car parks are open for public parking (“Public Parking Sessions”). The timings of any Public Parking Sessions will be stated in on-site signage.
4. At all times when parking enforcement is in operation, any motor vehicle parked in a BU car park must be covered by a valid permit or ticket of a type which is available in and accepted for that car park. This may include a staff, student or visitor parking permit issued by BU (either in virtual (e-permit) or hard copy form), a pay and display ticket or a parking session confirmed through JustPark or an equivalent available parking app (procured using a BU daily e-permit code or by other means of payment in relation to Public Parking Sessions). A “valid ticket or permit” does not include:
5. In section 4 “valid” means that a permit or ticket:
Not all categories of permit or ticket will be available or accepted in every car park. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that they are relying on a ticket or permit which is available in and acceptable for the area in which they park their vehicle and otherwise valid as defined in these Terms & Conditions.
6. Sections 4 and 5 above do not apply to the following:
7. Any vehicle parked in a designated disabled parking bay must be covered by one of the following in addition to a valid permit or ticket as required by section 4:
8. Motorised two wheeler vehicles (motor cycles or scooters) must be parked in a marked motorised two wheeler vehicle parking bay and must not be parked in car parking bays.
9. Before 10.00am designated lift sharing bays can only be used by those participating in the BU lift sharing scheme (as set out in the BU Lift Share Permit Terms & Conditions). Users must display two lift share permits in accordance with section 12 below and the vehicle must be linked both to a BU annual staff e-permit and to one of the displayed lift share permits. If a designated lift sharing bay is available after 10.00 am it may be used by any user holding a permit or ticket as required by sections 4 and 5 above (as appropriate and available).
10. Parking is for daily use only and vehicles must not be parked in University car parks overnight (i.e. parked continuously from before midnight on one day until after 7am on the next day) unless the overnight period falls within a Public Parking Session or express permission for overnight parking has been given as provided for in section 11.
11. Permission for overnight parking should be requested from Estates via email@example.com. Requests should usually be made no later than 3 working days in advance of the date on which the parking period would commence. Parking Services will respond to requests within 2 working days. Permission to park overnight is at the discretion of Parking Services. In deciding whether to grant permission, Parking Services will consider all relevant factors, including the reason for the request and the impact of the overnight parking in light of scheduled campus works, scheduled BU events and parking capacity generally. Permission may be granted subject to conditions, including conditions as to the duration of the parking or the location in which the car may be parked.
12. The following permits, tickets and badges/passes must be displayed in accordance with this section:
"Displayed" means that the permit or ticket is placed so that the details of the permit or ticket are visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.
13. The following actions or omissions are considered to be breaches of these Terms and Conditions:
14. The University engages a contractor to act on the University’s behalf in monitoring car parking on its grounds and enforcing these Terms & Conditions. The University’s Site Operations staff may also undertake these activities.
15. The University and its contractor uses manual inspection and Automatic Number-Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology for the purposes of monitoring parking on University grounds and enforcing these Terms & Conditions. The University reserves the right to introduce additional monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, such as CCTV, subject to compliance with applicable laws including data protection legislation.
16. Any breach of these Terms & Conditions specified in section 13 may result in the issue of a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) in respect of the relevant vehicle.
17. Where a PCN is imposed, this means that a parking charge of up to £70 is payable in relation to the vehicle in addition to any payment already made through purchase of a permit or ticket.
18. If payment of the PCN is made within 14 days of issue the PCN charge is reduced to £40. If payment is not received within 28 days of issue, action may be taken to enforce the PCN and recover the full cost of the additional parking charge plus any other reasonable costs incurred, including County Court costs. Such action will be taken by the University’s contractor.
19. All motor vehicles are brought onto the University grounds at the owner's risk and the University undertakes no responsibility for their safety or security. The use of any University car park is permitted subject to compliance with these Terms and Conditions. With the exception of the EVRCP spaces which are open to members of the public for use (unless otherwise stated) in accordance with these terms and conditions and users of the car parks during Public Parking Sessions, the University car parks are only for the use of members of the University and bona fide visitors having business at the University, and may only be used by others as agreed by or on behalf of the University Travel Plan Group.
20. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the University is not responsible for loss or damage of any kind whatsoever, including to property or person, arising from bringing a motor vehicle onto any University grounds. While the University endeavours to enforce these Terms and Conditions it is not obliged to do so and not liable for failure to do so.
21. Any vehicle abandoned on its grounds is liable to be removed by the University’s parking contractor. This is permitted in certain circumstances by the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. A vehicle may be deemed abandoned e.g. due to physical signs of abandonment or because there is no tax or MOT in place for the vehicle.
22. Bournemouth University has sole discretion whether to accept or refuse an application for a permit or ticket of a type within sections 4 and 5; it does not guarantee that applications will be accepted. On occasion it may request further information before deciding whether to issue a permit or ticket.
23. The issue of a BU e-permit or daily e-permit code does not guarantee a parking space or confer any rights other than to park temporarily in a designated car park or other authorised area in accordance with these Terms and Conditions if space is available. It is the University's policy to maximise use of the car parks by issuing more permits or permit codes than there are spaces available. It reserves the right to refuse permit holders access to any spaces, including designated lift sharing spaces, in a car park from time to time, in order to accommodate bona fide visitors and special events. Drivers of motor vehicles and permit holders are advised that pressure on University car parks is particularly acute in Autumn and Spring Term and often on any term-time weekday, they are frequently full by 10.30am - 11.00am, and on Open Days.
24. Car park users must drive carefully and responsibly in car parks and on University access roads and should comply with all rules of the Highway Code.
The Travel Plan Group 2019