All you out there with a blue badge. Watch out for private parking. I went to my local matlan and my town had free parking except for matlan. They have a private company to run the car park. You have to tell the desk that you are parking and the register you car. I have been there a couple of times, over a few years. I parked in the disabled bay and went into the store and went to the desk. Told the girl I was registered she said ok. But was to busy to look now will do it later. So I shopped and went home. Guess what got a ticket. Call the store and complained they said they would look into it. I tried calling the parking people but they only deal with online emails. So I emailed my complaint and a copy of my blue badge. Guess what they said they don't take blue badges as a right to free parking and the cameras don't look at the bays and they don't have a person patrolling. So I have to appeal. I though the store may help but they said it was up to me to make sure the girl looked it up. In the end I had to pay £50 quid. I felt it was pointless to fight the big boys. They don't seem to care about use disabled. I won't be going to matlan ever.