About Blue Car Badges
Blue parking badges allow cars carrying people who are registered blind or people who have severe walking difficulties to park near shops, stations and other facilities.
Blue car badges are part of a nationally recognised disabled parking scheme. You can find out more from the Department for Transport website.
Blue Badge Scheme Changes
From 1 January 2012, a new style Blue Badge will be introduced nationwide. Local Authorities are obliged to issue these new badges in all cases from 1 January 2012.
Blue Badge usage and benefits remain unchanged, but the badge is more tamperproof. Details of badge-holders will be held nationwide to allow local authorities to cross match application details and assist parking enforcement.
Blue Badge Fee
Please note that from 1 April 2012, the charge for each blue badge issued will be £10.