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Blue Badges help drivers or passengers park close to your destination
If using the parking concessions as a passenger, it is your responsibility to ensure the driver is aware of the rules in the leaflet issued with your badge.
The badge is for your use and benefit only. It must only be displayed if:
Do not allow other people to use the badge to do something on your behalf, such as shopping or collecting something for you, unless you are travelling with them.
Never give the badge to friends or family to allow them to park for free, even if they are visiting you.
Do not use the badge to allow non-disabled people to take advantage of the benefits while you sit in the car. Although it is not illegal for a badge holder, or a non-disabled person waiting for the badge holder to return, to remain in the vehicle while the Blue Badge is displayed, consideration should be given to using a car park whenever possible.
It is a criminal offence to misuse a badge. This includes people other than the badge holder taking advantage of the parking concessions provided under the scheme.
You are eligible if you:
You will need to provide evidence of eligibility and residence to us when you apply.
The Gov.UK online application form allows you to upload a photograph.
There are a number of ways you can apply by:
Return your application form with your photographic and residential evidence to us, or you can upload the information if you apply online.
Organisations can apply using the Blue Badge Organisational Application Form.
For children under the age of 3 please use the Child Under 3 Application Form
A blue badge costs £10, payable only when a badge has been approved and collected.
Payments can be made by the following methods:
This charge covers administration and badge production.
You will need to provide a photograph for:
Badges are produced centrally by a National Blue Badge system via the Department for Transport.
There is no legal requirement for local authorities to have an appeals procedure in place, however if you are unhappy with the outcome of your application you can request a "Review of Decision" explaining why you think the decision should be changed. You will need to provide further evidence to support your application.
This would then be dealt with by the Service Manager, who will review the case and the initial decision.
Local Authorities are now empowered to check the validity of badges in use around the country.
One Blue Badge Holders car park is located in Claughton Street, at the side of the Wilkinson's store.
We administer and enforce the Blue Badge Scheme
You should always tell us if your circumstances change, such as when