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Watch out, you could be fined £60 for parking!

Since Sunday the 26th of October, changes have been made to the Royal Holloway parking policy which could get you fined up to £60. Regular parking patrols have now been reinstated to prevent illegal parking on campus.

‘Our parking patrols look out for cars that are parked illegally on campus, such as on double yellow lines or in disabled bays without a blue badge,’ says Tom Norris, Campus Communications Officer. ‘Parking illegally like this causes obstructions and delays for everyone, and we’ve reintroduced parking patrols to hopefully reduce the number of parking incidents like this on our campus.’

The parking patrol will cover both the main campus and Huntersdale, Kingswood and areas north of the A30 (such as Penrose and Highfield).

Changes have also been made in the way you can obtain a parking permit. Now if you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for an annual Student Parking Permit using the new online parking permit portal. Once you’ve applied you’ll need to verify some documents with the Parking Administration team. You can do this by visiting the Parking Team in Founder’s East room 48, who are available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 2 and 4pm.

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to park on campus:
• anywhere outside of a marked parking bay
• on pedestrian crossings and in marked zig zag areas
• on double yellow lines
• on double red lines
• in a way that causes an obstruction, or is dangerous
• in a parking space that is officially designated for use by someone else (eg. a space marked ‘Doctor’s Use Only’)
• in a disabled bay without displaying a valid blue badge or a College issued temporary disability permit

For more information about parking visit the Royal Holloway website or email [email protected]