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Blue Badge Scheme Review (16th Nov 11 at 4:24pm UTC)
The Blue Badge parking scheme is being reformed with guidance from the Department of Transport,
http://www2.dft.gov.uk/press/speechesstatements/statements/baker20110214.html


The Welsh Government are consulting on the changes to make, while reforming the Blue Badge scheme,
http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/transport/bluebadge/?lang=en&utm_source=110817&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=consultation_newsletter_en
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (21st Nov 11 at 7:40pm UTC)
Not had mine that long, hope they don't scrap this {Confused}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (23rd Dec 11 at 3:58am UTC)
My youngest daughter has one, so i parked in a disabled space at a supermarket.
I put the blue badge & clock in front screen.
Then i got my daughters wheelchair outta the boot.
As we approached the entrance i heard someone shout hey what are you doing.
I stopped & looked at a man walking toward me.
He said. he had a blue badge and began ranting about me using the last parking space.
I pointed out my daughter is disabled, in her wheelchair and i was doing nothing wrong by parking there.
His answer was, as she is in a wheelchair i could park anywhere as she was being pushed in her chair.
I answered i could have parked anywhere, but as my daughter has the badge, i had parked in that spot.
He went off on one
I shant write where i told him to go, nor what i suggested he should do when he got there
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (23rd Dec 11 at 5:32am UTC)
Good for you Howie. It really gets me when you can't use a disabled space because all the able bodied use them, mainly because they're closer. {Angry}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (23rd Dec 11 at 10:42am UTC)
Well done Howie and hope he followed your advice {Grin} . Another bone of contention on this subject is the amount of parent and child bays with extra space to open doors as close to the doors as possible, versus the number of disabled bays, nothing stopping the children being pushed across the car park in a trolley but they as a group,will likely spend more in the supermarket. Most supermarkets appear to pay lip service to the policing of the use of disabled bays, a common cause of abuse of the system. {Unsure}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (24th Dec 11 at 4:07am UTC)
Yes, the disabled parking bays are often abused, but nothing is done about it {Rolleyes}
I too have noticed the prime spots allocated to parent & child parking.
As we are off to hull this afto to collect our youngest daughter, im going to put the parent & child parking to the test {Smile}
As our car shall contain two parents and one child (age 26) im going to park in one such coveted space.
After all, it does say parent & child {Wink}
I have no doubt some busybody will swoop down like the angel of death to point out my errant behaviour {Smile}

I will update later today what happens {Wink}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (24th Dec 11 at 4:16pm UTC)
Hi Howie - used to do that when I was taking my elderly mum shopping - as you say, we were parent and child! Unfortunately no-one ever challenged us. Then I got my blue badge and used the disabled spaces, which were closer than the parent/child ones.
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (24th Dec 11 at 5:11pm UTC)
Belt and braces if you have a choice of parking bays {Wink}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (24th Dec 11 at 6:09pm UTC)
Hya Susie Q,
Same thing here, no one cared, no funny looks, no busybody telling me i shouldnt do it {Smile}
I must admit, i was surprised {Grin}
Perhaps because its christmas eve, many people are too busy to notice {Confused}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (24th Dec 11 at 8:00pm UTC)
Could be that is the solution to the problem if there are no disabled bays park in the parent and child bays. {Cool}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (24th Dec 11 at 11:10pm UTC)
Yep, seems to be acceptable.
Now we all know how to get around the problem when ignorant people use up all the disabled parking
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (25th Dec 11 at 12:09am UTC)
Good for you too Howie applaud
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (26th Dec 11 at 2:05am UTC)
Thanks Chris.
I have another idea bout using parent & child parking.
I reckon we can all use them if disabled bays are full.
It doesnt actually say you must have your child with you at that particular point in time.
So i reckon we can use them anyway {Wink}
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Re: Blue Badge Scheme Review (25th Jan 13 at 7:17pm UTC)
Consultation outcome Personal Independence Payment and eligibility for a Blue Badge
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/personal-independence-payment-and-eligibility-for-a-blue-badge

Written statement Blue Badge scheme
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/blue-badge-scheme
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