Tackling blue badge fraud

originally publish by CLIMATE ACTION, NEWS More than 20 people have been taken to court for blue badge fraud over recent months and Ealing Council is continuing to crackdown against illegal use of the badges. Over the same period, 52 blue badges have also been seized because people are fraudulently attempting to use them. The council…

North Ayrshire Council to crack down on ‘blue badge abusers’

Originally Publish By Stewart McConnell image by Jakub Pabis/unsplash Council officials will crackdown on motorists abusing the blue badge system when parking enforcement is introduced to North Ayrshire.   That was the message from Thomas Reaney, head of service (Neighbourhood Services), at a meeting of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday. This came after it…

Bucks Council tackles fraud over Blue Badge misuse

originally publish  By Noora Mykkanen image by Jakub Pabis/unsplash The council has fined fraudsters in Buckinghamshire, including over Blue Badge misuse.    Buckinghamshire Council’s fraud team launched an operation against misuse and scam, which costs the taxpayer thousands of pounds each year. The dedicated team fights housing benefit cheating, council tax scams, cybercrime and other…

Crackdown on Blue Badge fraud in car parks in Central Bedfordshire – including Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Flitwick

Two drivers could be prosecuted following spot checks Originally Publish By Olga Norford   image by Jakub Pabis/unsplashimage by Jakub Pabis/unsplash Two drivers face potential prosecution after a crackdown on fraudulent use of Blue Badge permits. During spot-checks in Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Flitwick, officers from Central Bedfordshire Council examined 83 Blue Badges and…

Three fined in court over Blue Badge abuse in Bexley

Originally Publish By Ezekiel Bertrand image by Jakub Pabis/unsplashimage by Jakub Pabis/unsplash Three drivers have been fined in court for misusing blue badges in Bexley. Ms Dawn Payne of Lower Range Road in Gravesend, pleaded guilty at her hearing at Bexley Magistrates Court on September 23. She was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of…