Wiltshire College has car parking at each of its campuses and centres, available for use by Students, Staff and authorised visitors.

The amount of parking space available is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis; Wiltshire College does not guarantee vehicle access or parking facilities to any member of staff, visitor or student unless they are driving a College owned or leased vehicle.

This is complicated by the fact that it is believed that the car parks are often used by un-authorised users.


To combat this unauthorised use of our car parks – and thereby free up spaces for our Students and Staff – Wiltshire College has entered into a partnership with ParkingEye Parking Solutions.

Together we have implemented a parking management solution at NO CHARGE to Students, Staff or authorised visitors.

ParkingEye Limited is the largest provider of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in the UK and works with clients to ensure that there is a free flow of traffic through their car parks so that genuine users are not inconvenienced by unapproved parking.

For more information about ParkingEye, visit their website at www.Parkingeye.co.uk

ParkingEye is installed at Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge Campuses. The system works as follows:


  • Vehicles entering Campus have their vehicle registration numbers (VRN) captured by ANPR camera.
  • Unregistered vehicles (visitors, delivery vehicles etc) are permitted 15 minutes waiting time. If they leave before the 15-minute waiting time is up they will not receive a Parking Charge. If they are staying longer than the 15-minute waiting time they should go to Reception and register their vehicle as a visitor using the key pad provided.
  • Any un-registered vehicle - not booked in as a visitor – that leaves the car park after the 15-minute waiting period will be automatically issued a Parking Charge Notice by ParkingEye. This Charge is set at £100.00 and goes direct to ParkingEye – none of the parking charge goes to Wiltshire College.
  • Staff and Students: All staff and students who will use the College car parks should register for a car parking permit or run the risk of receiving a Parking Charge notice.
  • Day-time Students: On the first day on campus, students must register their vehicles in the terminal at Reception and then – ON THE SAME DAY – see the Campus Student Engagement Officer and register their vehicle.
  • Residential Students (Salisbury and Lackham): On the first day on campus, students must register their vehicles in the terminal at Reception and then – ON THE SAME DAY – see the Accommodation Officers and register their vehicle.
  • Evening Students: Normally these students will be captured at enrolment. However, we understand that this is not always possible. If not registered at enrolment, students should register as a visitor on the first evening of their course and then register through Students Services, their Tutor or by e-mail to EstatesandServices@wiltshire.ac.uk quoting ParkingEye in the header and giving their Name, Registration Number and Course Code and/or Title of their course.
  • Staff: New members of staff will be registered as part of their pre-employment documentation. Existing staff members who need to obtain or update a car parking permit should contact EstatesandServices@wiltshire.ac.uk quoting PARKING EYE in the subject header or telephone the Estates department.

Students and Staff may register a maximum of two vehicles.

If they do not register their vehicle or use an un-registered vehicle (e.g. garage courtesy car) then they MUST register as a visitor on each day that they enter the college.

Visitors to Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge who are staying for 15 minutes or longer must register at Reception before exiting the Campus. This is done using the key pad available in Reception.

The College has an approved Vehicle Access and Car Parking Procedure.

Wiltshire College reserves the right to withdraw Car Parking Permits and ban persons from bringing vehicles onto Wiltshire College sites.

A person / vehicle in violation of the procedures below will be dealt with in accordance with the approved Vehicle Access and Car Parking Procedure.

Vehicle Access Speed. The speed limit on all Wiltshire College sites is 10 MPH.

Highway Code. All drivers must comply with the Highway Code, including adhering to traffic and instructional signage e.g. speed limits, yellow lines, hatched areas and give way signs.

Driver and Vehicle Regulation. All vehicles accessing Wiltshire College sites must be insured, MOT’d and taxed in accordance with the requirements of the Highways Act 1980. Drivers must hold and be driving in accordance with an appropriate licence for their vehicle.

Display and Use of Permits

Some car parks are designated for student or staff use and signed accordingly – car park users must comply with these signs and display an appropriate permit in order to park there.

All student and staff cars parked on site should carry a Wiltshire College parking permit and be parked in accordance with the guidelines in the Vehicle Access and Car Parking Procedure.

Motorcycles and bicycles are to be parked in specifically designated areas and not in car parking bays.

All vehicles are parked at your own risk and the College will take no responsibility for any damage to vehicles while parked on site however caused.

Visitor Parking and Reservation

A limited number of spaces are reserved and marked for external visitors only – these must not be used by Wiltshire College staff or students (note that staff or students visiting other College sites are not deemed to be visitors). Visitors’ parking spaces are bookable via reception at all major sites.

Disabled Car Parking

Provision has been made for disabled persons by means of suitably marked accessible bays. These bays are for the use of disabled persons only: a person is considered disabled if they are registered with a local authority and are displaying a current disabled persons parking badge.

It is not unusual for car park users to have lots of questions about these systems, how they work and how they will impact on them.

If you have a question or other concern which is not answered by the FAQs please contact Estates and Services either by e-mail EstatesandServices@wiltshire.ac.uk or by phone to 01225 756298/756315.