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Leia Reid made this Freedom of Information request to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge as part of a batch sent to 30 authorities

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Dear Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information act.

How many parking spaces do you have available to students in your college?

What are the distances (in miles) from the halls of residence to the main university campus? Please also list the distance between your nearest halls of residence to each campus.

Are the parking spaces at the college secured at night and at weekends? If so, how?

If students require parking permits to park at their halls of residence or on campus, how much do these cost?

If you do have permits or parking charges both at campus and halls of residence, how many parking fines have been issued to students over the past 5 years?

Please let me know if you have any further questions or require further clarification.
Thank you,
Leia Reid

CAIUS Senior Bursar, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Dear Ms Reid

I write to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information requested dated 10 August 2021. The answers to your questions are indicated between asterisks below:

How many parking spaces do you have available to students in your college? *The starting position is that parking spaces are not available to students although as many as are required are available for students requiring them where we have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for them under equality legislation*

What are the distances (in miles) from the halls of residence to the main university campus? Please also list the distance between your nearest halls of residence to each campus. *Cambridge University is not a campus university. The college does not maintain halls of residence but does provide accommodation to students. Information on the location of the college's residential buildings is available on our website and will enable easy calculation of distances to other places within Cambridge with the aid of, say, Google maps. Section 21 Freedom of Information Act therefore applies.*

Are the parking spaces at the college secured at night and at weekends? If so, how? *Not applicable generally, but if a parking place is merited as a reasonable adjustment under equality legislation, various security regimes apply to available locations, varying from off-street insecure parking to gated underground parking, depending on location.*

If students require parking permits to park at their halls of residence or on campus, how much do these cost? *If allocated under equality legislation, no charge would be applied.*

If you do have permits or parking charges both at campus and halls of residence, how many parking fines have been issued to students over the past 5 years? *Not applicable/none*

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of this decision, you should write to the Senior Bursar, Gonville & Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TA who will then assign an appropriate person to conduct the internal review. If subsequently you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the College. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Gardiner

RG Gardiner MA FCA

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