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Getting to College

Cycling and Walking

There is a pedestrian and cycle path at the rear of the College linking directly from Vivary Park and the town centre. There are several bicycle racks available on campus where you can securely lock your bike. Please do not leave your bike on campus overnight.

Student getting on to a bus at the front of CollegeTravelling by bus

Here at Huish we have a number of buses that come directly to the College, with other routes stopping just a short walk away. If students are using public transport, they should continue to follow government guidelines to make sure they can travel safely on the network. They should plan their journey in advance and allow more time to get to college. By law, they must wear a face covering for the whole of their journey if they are over 11 years and are not exempt, wash or sanitise their hands regularly and social distance where possible.

We have been working closely with Transporting Somerset to make sure there is additional network capacity where needed. This includes closing some routes to the general public making them accessible to students only, making sure our students do not mix with the general public. As students are travelling with their peers on these services, the social distancing guidance is relaxed and the full seated capacity of the vehicle can be used, although no standing passengers are allowed. Students will still be required to wear a face covering.

We have also added duplicate vehicles on certain routes to increase capacity where required. Students will be directed by the driver to the student only bus, however, if this becomes full and students need to board the normal public service, social distances rules of 2 metre plus will apply. Please visit the Department for Transport website for full guidelines.

We have put together the following information to help you plan your journey to College.

Although we have done our best to provide accurate information, please do visit www.travelinesw.com for the latest and most accurate information or contact your local bus operator. As restrictions across the country are continually changing this year please also check our News page where we will publish any important transport notices related to the latest restrictions.

Please ensure you keep any receipts from your operator as evidence of purchases if you wish to claim financial support. We advise all students to keep travel receipts at this time in case in future we can offer a transport contribution – please note this is not available currently.

Car Parking at Huish:

You can purchase a car parking permit from the Huish shop if you live outside a TA1 postcode and are in the Upper Sixth. Please note that there is limited parking and that parking permits are on a first come first serve basis.

There are two rear car parks and designated moped parking is available within the front Staff Car Park.

If you require special parking arrangements and are registered disabled holding a blue badge please contact Jo Quick at joq@richuish.ac.uk to discuss your needs.

 

Somerset Road Safety

Huish work in collaboration with Somerset Road Safety to promote safe practices amongst new drivers and moped riders.

 

Visitor Parking

There are a few visitor parking spaces available at the front of the College. Parking spaces can not always be guaranteed so please allow time before your appointment as you may need to find parking off site.

All visitors must report to Reception on arrival.

We request that visitors only park in designated car parking bays. The front turning circle for the College must remain clear to allow entry to any emergency vehicles, buses and deliveries.