Getting a Blue Badge

by | Feb 6, 2017 | News, Services

If you have problems with walking or other health conditions that affect your mobility, you may be able to get a Blue Badge to help you park closer to the places you want to go. The Blue Badge scheme helps those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport to park close to where they need to go.

A Blue Badge gives you certain on-street parking concessions. If you’re a Blue Badge holder travelling either as a driver or passenger, you can park for free in disabled parking bays and may be exempt from other parking restrictions. You can use your Blue Badge with any car, including taxis. Concessions include:

  • free parking at parking meters and Pay and Display bays
  • parking on some single or double yellow lines for up to three hours unless there is a ‘no loading’ restriction (you have to display the clock that comes with the badge where time limits apply).

To find out if you are eligible for a blue badge and how to apply for one Independent Age