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Norfolk County Council Continue to Tackle Blue Badge Misuse

Posted in General News on Friday, December 1st, 2017

In 2016 Norfolk County Council’s Blue Badge Investigator, Jim Blake announced a crackdown on Blue Badge misuse in the county and since then he has been working hard alongside the county’s Civil Parking Enforcement Officers to tackle the problem. DMUK attended the launch and we were very pleased to see Norfolk taking the issue seriously. Over the past year Norfolk County Council’s Blue Badge enforcement team has investigated 82 cases of suspected Blue Badge misuse. The purpose of this initiative is to make sure that that the county’s 35,000 Blue Badge holders are using their badges correctly and reassure them that the Blue Badge scheme is not being abused. A number of the team’s successful prosecutions have involved people using somebody else’s Blue Badge to park on yellow lines or use a Blue Badge parking bay. Norfolk County Council’s Blue Badge Investigator, Jim Blake said: “We’ve found that the vast majority of people are using their Blue Badge correctly and my aim is to support all these people who are doing the right thing. Graham Footer, Chief Executive of Disabled Motoring commented: “As a charity representing disabled motorists, we welcome the news that action is being taken to combat Blue Badge abuse and misuse in Norfolk and we commend Norfolk County Council for the stance they have taken. It is not acceptable for people to misuse or fraudulently abuse the Blue Badge scheme which for genuine Blue Badge holders is a life line and vital to them in maintaining their independence.”

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David J Wilcox

Friday, December, 8th, 2017

Wish Our Council Epping Forest would do Blue Badge Enforcement misuse,have seen blue badges in cars & vans that have been photo copied & placed on dash boards & me who needs a disabled parking space cant find one because these cars & vans using photo copies,you can tell by looking & see its a copy.