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Chapel, Keele University
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Parking close to Keele campus

Hi All,

I'll be moving onto Keele campus in September, but unfortunately I don't think I'm eligible to get a car parking permit (makes sense, as people travelling from outside should be prioritised).

I was kinda hoping to be able to have my car close by though (I've been living in Stoke this year and enjoyed being able to drive away on weekends to visit friends etc in other parts of UK, especially with rising train prices!).

Was wondering if anyone knows if I can leave my car anywhere nearby Keele campus during the hours that security check parking (I think it's only enforced something like 9am-5pm Mon-Fri or so? So on weekends, and weekday evenings I think I would be allowed to leave my car in Keele car parks). I have heard some students use Keele Road, and walk in from there, not sure if locals are funny about us doing this? And if I'd be allowed to let's say leave my car there in one spot for most of Mon-Fri, and then move it onto Keele campus over the weekend.

Or perhaps does anyone know of any car parks I can pay monthly for in Newcastle-Under-Lyme (or somewhere close by)?

Obviously it's not essential I have the car, as I can get around the campus easily by walking. But it's more just to make getting home and travelling on weekends etc easier.

Thanks in advance.
Original post by eternalwanderer
Hi All,

I'll be moving onto Keele campus in September, but unfortunately I don't think I'm eligible to get a car parking permit (makes sense, as people travelling from outside should be prioritised).

I was kinda hoping to be able to have my car close by though (I've been living in Stoke this year and enjoyed being able to drive away on weekends to visit friends etc in other parts of UK, especially with rising train prices!).

Was wondering if anyone knows if I can leave my car anywhere nearby Keele campus during the hours that security check parking (I think it's only enforced something like 9am-5pm Mon-Fri or so? So on weekends, and weekday evenings I think I would be allowed to leave my car in Keele car parks). I have heard some students use Keele Road, and walk in from there, not sure if locals are funny about us doing this? And if I'd be allowed to let's say leave my car there in one spot for most of Mon-Fri, and then move it onto Keele campus over the weekend.

Or perhaps does anyone know of any car parks I can pay monthly for in Newcastle-Under-Lyme (or somewhere close by)?

Obviously it's not essential I have the car, as I can get around the campus easily by walking. But it's more just to make getting home and travelling on weekends etc easier.

Thanks in advance.

Hi @eternalwanderer,

If you're not eligible for a parking permit, it's generally recommended that you don't bring your car to campus. There's a regular bus service (the 25) to and from the campus, with discounted tickets available for students (https://www.firstbus.co.uk/potteries/routes-and-maps/keele-university). The bus will take you into Newcastle and Hanley, as well as through to Stoke station for travel further afield - although I completely understand that isn't as flexible as having your own vehicle (and I get what you're saying about rising train prices!).

There are some Pay and Display spaces on the campus (currently they cost £4 per 4-hour max stay) but, if you're living on campus, I guess those probably won't be a viable option for you?

At present, parking on campus is enforced between 8.30am and 5.00pm on Mondays to Fridays only, so you're correct that it isn't currently enforced at weekends or on Bank Holidays. However, this is reviewed at regular intervals and the university recommends that you always check the on-site signage when parking.

In terms of parking off-campus, some students I know have used Keele Road but, understandably, residents aren't always too happy about it - Keele village is a small place and visitor parking is already scarce. In previous years, the university has emailed students to ask that they be respectful and considerate of our neighbours following complaints from residents about irresponsible parking (blocked driveways, obscured fields of vision etc.).

Newcastle under Lyme will probably give you more options. Parkopedia (https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/keele_university) lists a number of short and long stay car parks in nearby Newcastle under Lyme and Silverdale, whilst JustPark (https://www.justpark.com/) has listings for some people who are renting out their driveways in the local area - which could provide you with a weekly or monthly solution? It also looks as if Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council may now offer monthly and quarterly parking permits for some of their car parks (https://www.newcastleunderlyme.org/nbc-shakes-up-parking-permit-scheme and https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/car-parks).

Hope that helps!

Amy Louise :smile:
(edited 1 year ago)
Chapel, Keele University
Keele University
Keele
Original post by Keele Postgraduate
Hi @eternalwanderer,

If you're not eligible for a parking permit, it's generally recommended that you don't bring your car to campus. There's a regular bus service (the 25) to and from the campus, with discounted tickets available for students (https://www.firstbus.co.uk/potteries/routes-and-maps/keele-university). The bus will take you into Newcastle and Hanley, as well as through to Stoke station for travel further afield - although I completely understand that isn't as flexible as having your own vehicle (and I get what you're saying about rising train prices!).

There are some Pay and Display spaces on the campus (currently they cost £4 per 4-hour max stay) but, if you're living on campus, I guess those probably won't be a viable option for you?

At present, parking on campus is enforced between 8.30am and 5.00pm on Mondays to Fridays only, so you're correct that it isn't currently enforced at weekends or on Bank Holidays. However, this is reviewed at regular intervals and the university recommends that you always check the on-site signage when parking.

In terms of parking off-campus, some students I know have used Keele Road but, understandably, residents aren't always too happy about it - Keele village is a small place and visitor parking is already scarce. In previous years, the university has emailed students to ask that they be respectful and considerate of our neighbours following complaints from residents about irresponsible parking (blocked driveways, obscured fields of vision etc.).

Newcastle under Lyme will probably give you more options. Parkopedia (https://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/keele_university) lists a number of short and long stay car parks in nearby Newcastle under Lyme and Silverdale, whilst JustPark (https://www.justpark.com/) has listings for some people who are renting out their driveways in the local area - which could provide you with a weekly or monthly solution? It also looks as if Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council may now offer monthly and quarterly parking permits for some of their car parks (https://www.newcastleunderlyme.org/nbc-shakes-up-parking-permit-scheme and https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/car-parks).

Hope that helps!

Amy Louise :smile:

Thanks very much! This seems super useful, I'll investigate further :smile:.

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