By taking out a membership you agree to the following terms:

  1. The Membership Card holder is the person listed on the Riverside Leisure booking system as being registered for that card.
  2. Membership Car Park Permits will be issued on completion of the appropriate registration form.
  3. The pass is for sole use by the stated Membership Card holder only and must not be used by any other person(s).
  4. The pass will only be valid while the holder remains on a valid Membership package. Cancellation of the membership or failure to pay the required Direct Debit instalments will invalidate the car park permit. Use after this point will be subject to Chelmsford City Council's car park penalty procedures.
  5. Only one parking permit will be issued per Membership Card holder on application.
  6. The Membership Car Park Permit is only valid when the holder is using Riverside Ice & Leisure in connection with the membership obtained. Chelmsford City Council will be monitoring the use of these passes against the centre's electronic booking system to ensure that card holders are using the centre whilst using their pass in the Riverside car park.
  7. The car park pass is connected to a maximum of two specific vehicles and may be moved between these for use on the appropriate vehicle at time of use. If the card holder requires changes to the vehicle registration details held by the centre, the holder must surrender the pass before a new one will be issued. All vehicles connected with the permit must be registered to the Membership Card holder's address.
  8. The car park permit must clearly be displayed on the front windscreen of your vehicle throughout the entire period that the vehicle is in the car park so that it can be seen and validated by a Parking Attendant.
  9. The card holder is required to notify Riverside Leisure in writing of any changes to their details provided on the car park pass registration form.
  10. If the car park permit is lost, Riverside Leisure must be contacted immediately, and a replacement will be issued. An administration fee will be charged to cover the cost of the re-issue. If the original pass is subsequently found this must be returned to the administration department at Riverside Leisure Centre.
  11. The scheme does not specifically allocate or guarantee a parking space within the Riverside carpark. This car park is open to use by any member of the public and is in high demand at certain times of the year.
  12. The car parking permit must be renewed in March each year. Use of the current car park permit after this date will be subject to Chelmsford City Council's car park penalty procedures. You must apply for a new car park permit each year.
  13. Use of the car park by the card holder for any other purpose other than stated in the membership terms and conditions will be subject to normal parking conditions and charges apply. The card holder will not be entitled to a refund in this instance.
  14. Chelmsford City Council reserve the right to cancel and withdraw the permit if the holder is found to have used the pass inappropriately by breaching the stated terms and conditions.
  15. Parking Services will issue a Penalty Charge notice for the following contraventions while in the possession of a Membership Car Park Permit:
    • Failure to clearly display a valid car park pass.
    • Use of the car park pass on a vehicle other than the stated registrations on the pass.
    • Parking outside a designated marked bay.
    • Using the car park for purposes other than conditions of the membership (max 3 hour stay) and not displaying a valid pay and display ticket. No return within 1 hour.
    • Parking in a Blue Badge space without clearly displaying a valid Blue Badge and time clock.
  16. These terms and conditions are subject to review. Riverside Leisure will notify all Membership Card Car Park permit holders in writing of any change to the terms and conditions.
  17. The pass is only valid at the following Car Parks for a maximum of three hours per day whilst using the centres facilities with no return within 1 hour:
  • Riverside Undercroft Car Park (We ask that you park here first, if it is full, you may use the Riverside Main Car Park instead).
  1. If the card holder's use of the centre exceeds three hours, a valid car park ticket must be purchased.

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