Motability, Blue Badges and disabled motoring
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I have noticed that disabled parking spaces are used very often being removed from use whenever there is a council sponsored fair for fair traders and whenever there is any maintenance work.

I wish this practice to end

I live in Surrey

What have you found?


  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @campaigntim, I personally have not noticed this. Yet there is a need for more blue badge spaces!
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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, I had arranged to pick a friend up at a railway station. When we got there..the roads close by  were closed for a beer festival!. We had to park elsewhere and I had to go I my wheelchair over cobbles, uneven pavements to find my friend. She is also disabled and together we returned to the car. I had to ask those setting up to remove obstacles.

    Then when it was time for her to leave, we the same problem in reverse. It spoiled our rare meetings.
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    I have not driven for over two years ( due to comes and goes) i let my blue badge run out ( last december) ...but it would be handy if my sons were taking me out anywhere . I know that the government said they would crack down on misuse ...but i believe that misuse was mostly due to there being no other spaces for able bodied drivers so some of them would just park in disabled spaces . I will have to reapply for a blue badge ...i heard it's very hard to get a blue badge these days i will need to look into it .
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