Action taken against Blue Badge parking abuse

Originally Publish By Crime and safety Parking enforcement officers and fraud investigators at Middlesbrough Council worked together to crack down and help detect blue badge abuse as part of the National Blue Badge Day of Action.   The event on May 24 saw over 100 councils from across the country take part to help tackle…

Woman fined in crackdown on blue badge abuse in Oxford

People who abuse blue badges are being warned that confiscation and prosecution could follow after a 21-year-old woman was found guilty of such offences. In a hearing at Oxford Magistrates Court on 31 May, Tasnim Al-Samad of Westminster Way, Botley near Oxford, was found guilty of illegally using a blue badge to park in Oxford…

Eltham resident charged for abusing their son’s Blue Badge

An Eltham resident pleaded guilty to using a counterfeit Blue Badge at Bexley Magistrates Court, on Wednesday 8 May.   Mr Ahmet Colak admitted to four offences after being found displaying a photocopy of a Blue Badge belonging to his disabled son on 6 October 2023, while parked on Eltham High Street.  The original badge holder…

Blue Badge National Day of Action welcomed

The Blue Badge National Day of Action, on 24 May, is being welcomed, with Bromley Council joining other local authorities across the country to tackle fraudulent use of the Blue Badge scheme image by Jakub Pabis/unsplashimage by Jakub Pabis/unsplash The national focus complements Bromley’s own work to protect the integrity of the Blue Badge scheme,…

Merton a hotbed for blue badge cheats – but the fightback is on

Originally Publish By Harrison Galliven, Local Democracy Reporter Nearly 20 cases of blue badge misuse have been discovered in Merton during the first week of the council’s inaugural effort to crack down on disability parking fraud. One councillor likened the fraud to “stealing from a charity donation box”.   Merton council announced it has completed…

Increased seizures following Blue Badge crackdown

image by Jakub Pabis/unsplashimage by Jakub Pabis/unsplash Fourteen Blue Badges have been confiscated so far as a result of the Council’s tougher approach to suspected cases of badge misuse. The campaign comes following a spike in reported thefts, and reports from whistleblowers. If the badge is used by anyone who is not the registered holder,…

Driver fined after caught using disabled badge unlawfully

image by Jakub Pabis/unsplashimage by Jakub Pabis/unsplash A DRIVER has been fined after being caught using a disabled badge unlawfully. Paul Steele, of Chestnut Avenue, Faringdon, was caught on May 2 last year displaying a disabled person’s badge for while parking in Bath. The badge was displayed to enable the use of a disabled parking…