Hackney Council claws back nearly £1m following fraud investigations

Originally Publish By Noora Mykkanen, Local Democracy Reporter Image: Amit Bansal/unsplash Hackney Council has saved almost £1 million following investigations into fraud, including tenancy and parking misuse. The amount was revealed by the Town Hall’s anti-fraud service at an audit committee hearing on Wednesday. The council saved an estimated £911,525 thanks to investigations carried out between…

Brighton and Hove Parking Revenue Surges to £33 Million, Council Report Reveals

Originally Publish By Danielle Trigg  image by Jakub Pabis/unsplashimage by Jakub Pabis/unsplash Brighton and Hove City Council’s yearly parking report indicates a significant rise in parking revenue, reaching almost £33 million in the 2022-23 fiscal year, compared to £31.6 million the previous year. The surplus of £19.5 million generated from parking charges and fines contributed…

People angry as woman gets blue badge for her condition

Naomi Griffiths has been accused of stealing parking spaces but says she needs one as much as anyone else Originally Publish By Neil Shaw bluebadgeaware/unsplash A hotel manager says she gets accused of ‘stealing all the disabled spaces’ – as people suggest she is being ‘lazy’ by claiming a blue badge for her endometriosis. Naomi…

Number of people with disabled parking badges increases

The eligibility criteria for blue badges was extended in 2019 to include people with non-visible disabilities such as Parkinson’s, dementia and epilepsy. bluebadgeaware/unsplash More than one in 22 people in England have a disabled parking badge, a higher proportion than before the pandemic. There were 2.57 million valid blue badges at the end of March…

More than one in 22 people in England have a blue badge

Amit Bansal/unsplash There were 2.57 million holders of blue badges at the end of March last year, figures show. More than one in 22 people in England have a disabled parking badge, exceeding the proportion before the pandemic. There were 2.57 million valid blue badges at the end of March last year, analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) data…

Woman prosecuted for misusing child’s Blue Badge

Originally Publish bedford.gov.uk image by Jakub Pabis/unsplash A woman has been fined for misusing a Blue Badge when she parked her Mercedes in a Bedford Borough Council car park. Nasharie Oluwa, 35, of Ethelred Lane, Great Denham, pleaded guilty in writing at Luton Magistrates’ Court to one offence of misusing a Blue Badge. The Mercedes…