We have asked UNITE about the impact on residential parking arising from a surge of student arrivals this weekend. This reply is positive and shows that staff have been allocated to traffic management – see details below.
We are obviously aware of the possible impact of check in on local residents – one of the reasons we have a private layby on Beech house to allow for an unloading zone only after which parents must then go and park in one of the local car parks. The message isn’t to park in local streets and we have flyers to hand out outlining suitable parking options. This weekend we will have staff outside the building helping with traffic management.
We have around two thirds of Dorset house to check in and most of Beech house – which would be not much more than Dorset house usually. As it’s the first time we have had the 2 buildings then we will of course review how it went and make any necessary changes for next year.