LUC Car Share scheme

Welcome to our LUC Car Share Permit scheme! 

Loveurcar Colchester aims to help all drivers save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

Car sharing is definitely one of the easiest ways to save money on your driving,  through sharing parking and fuel costs. It also makes your driving greener by reducing the number of cars on our congested streets.  See our page on Car sharing for more inspiration and advice.

To thank you for car sharing we offer LUC 2+ dedicated bays for car sharers in preferential locations in four town centre car parks and Colchester station. The bays are located either near the entrance or exit of each car park giving you easy access in and out of the car park.

You can find two bays in St John’s Street car park and four bays in Vineyard Street, Britannia, and St Mary’s  car park (normal charges apply). There are also four FREE OF CHARGE (8 hour maximum stay) bays on the South side of Colchester station.

To register to use the bays, complete the application form below, press send and that’s it!  We will send you your car sharing permit in the post once we have validated your request*.  Applications will be processed within ten working days. Once you have put the permit in your windscreen, you can start using the bays.

If you already have a permit but now need to renew it, please complete this form

* Subject to Terms and Conditions (see end of form below)

LUC car share permit application form

     

    Your details

     

    About your car share

     

    Terms and Conditions

      • -a car share is defined as a minimum of two adults over the age of 18 years sharing one car for the journey.
      • -the permit is assigned per car rather than per car share, therefore an application must be made for each car used and the permit is not transferable
      • -there is no charge for obtaining a LUC permit, but the owner has the obligation to renew it annually (the owner is defined as the person whose car is registered for the permit)
      • -the LUC parking bay may only be used on the days when the permit holders are car sharing (as defined under section A)
      • -the LUC permit allows the owner to park in designated car share bays when car sharing, but does not exempt him or her from paying parking fees as applicable. These still need to be paid in full whenever using the car park (unless already in possession of a paid season ticket or charges do not apply)
      • -the LUC car share bays at Colchester station are available free of charge however there is a maximum stay limit of 8 hours
      • -the LUC permit must be displayed clearly in the windscreen whenever parked in a designated car share bay. (Blue badge holders should also display their blue badge)
      • -this scheme is only available in the following car parks: St Mary’s MSCP, St John’s MSCP, Britannia, Vineyard Street and Colchester Station (south side)
      • -LUC 2+ spaces are available on a first come first served basis. The permit does not guarantee the availability of a space
      • -the car share bays will be monitored to ensure they are being used in conformity with the specified terms and conditions
      • -failure to conform with the specified terms and conditions may result in the withdrawal of your LUC car share permit.
      • -users of the LUC car share bays must comply with the regulations of the car park or the owner of the vehicle might be liable to receive a penalty issue
        • Loveurcarcolchester, hosted by Colchester Borough Council will gather personal information from you (name, address, email, car registration as outlined in the application form) in order to process your request to join the Loveurcarcolchester car share scheme. We will also use your personal data to:
        • - Send you your loveurcarcolchester permit.
        • - Contact you occasionally in relation to your usage of the car bay scheme
        • - Contact you with updates regarding the loveurcarcolchester carshare bay scheme
        • - Contact you to take part in occasional additional surveys to monitor aspects of the car share scheme.
        • - To monitor usage and trends in uptake of the bays to help us increase the uptake of car sharing, marketing and evaluating usage of the car share bays.
        • For the purpose of sending you email updates regarding changes to the scheme, we use a third party organisation to process our data with whom we share your name and email address only. Processing takes place outside of the EEA however as the data controller for this processing we have ensured that our processor has appropriate safeguards in place to comply with data protection legislation.
        • We will retain your personal data for up to 2 years. We will then delete your personal data from our records unless you have reapplied to renew your permit. Your data will only be used by the administrators of the scheme and not shared with any third parties.
        • We will ensure that the data you give us is processed in line with our host Colchester Borough Council’s Data Protection Policy and in line with your rights under Data Protection legislation. In signing up to the Loveurcarcolchester car share scheme you are consenting to us processing your personal data for the purposes outlined above. For further information about how your data is used and stored, please go to www.colchester.gov.uk/privacy
        • Loveurcarcolchester may change these Terms and Conditions at any time. You will be notified of any changes via email
        • LUC cannot guarantee the on-going availability of LUC car share bay spaces in any car park that is currently part of the scheme.
        • LUC car share bay permits are valid for one year. It is your responsibility to renew your permit and to ensure that you have a valid permit when you use a LUC car share bays.
        • See Tariff Board in car parks for full details of car park Terms and Conditions.
         

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