Couldn't believe my luck!

My local council charges blue badge holders so I have two things to remember - display the badge and buy the ticket. Few weeks ago I forgot to pay so that was £25 fine. Yesterday I paid then when I got to the physio I found the badge in my handbag where it lives in case I go out in hubby's car. Warden was patrolling car park when I left it so was sure I would get a ticket but I didn't! No idea why.

So now I am going to stick a note on the dashboard to remind myself of two things to do when I park. (Unless of course it's the next council up the road which doesn't charge....)

5 Replies

  • Hi panda60

    I sincerely hope that you are as well as you can be today? Sounds like you got very lucky there? Where I live in Derby the council have recently started a new scheme whereby blue badge holders must register the car parks they use to avoid charges. I have no idea how this works. My wife still hasn't sent hers in yet and I have told her that the council is a law unto itself and they will probably bill her for not doing it!

    All my hopes and dreams for you.

    Ken x

  • Sounds totally crazy to me! How on earth can they police that? Does this mean visitors have to pay and not residents ? Please let me know the result.

    Panda x

  • Hi panda60

    My wife isn't happy about it as she doesn't have a clue how this is going to work! She is going to tick every box on the forms so she can park anywhere. She also wonders how this can be policed as well? She doesn't even know most of the car parks and parking area listed either so she doesn't want to get caught out as it usually her best friend who drives her everywhere. I will let you know how this is working as and when she returns her forms.

    Take care

    Ken x

  • Hi I have been in a couple of car parks which charge blue badge holders so now I try to remember to check if the car park charges or not. Even if a car park has not charged before a Council can change the rules...One car park in Bury charges blue badge holders if they are not parked in a disabled bay and you can bet your life there is never one empty when you turn up... A note is a good idea for the foggy days

  • That is what drives me nuts - different rules for each council and you can guarantee that info is always printed in tiny letters that you need a magnifying glass to read!

    Going to get that note ready to put on the car tomorrow.

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