Coronavirus update - Blue Badge applications
If you need to apply for a new badge or renew a badge, please submit your application as usual.
If your badge expires before you are issued with a new one, you can continue to use it until September 30th 2020 and will not incur any fines if you continue to park in the usual ways.
Apply for or renew a Blue Badge
Who can get a Blue Badge?
A Blue Badge helps you park closer to your destination if you have a severe mobility problem or a hidden disability that makes it hard for you to use public transport.
Blue Badges are given to either the driver or the passenger of a vehicle they are travelling in. You may automatically qualify for a Blue Badge or need to be assessed.
A Blue Badge costs up to £10. It can take up to 12 weeks from receipt of payment for your badge to be issued. At times, delays may be even longer.
Rights and responsibilities
The Department for Transport guide for Blue Badge holders explains your responsibilities as a badge holder, including how to display the badge and when you need to use a parking clock.
Your Blue Badge remains the property of the council and we the have power to withdraw it in some circumstances. We may also ask you to return your Blue Badge if:
- your misuse of your badge leads to a relevant conviction
- we are satisfied your badge was obtained by false representation