Blue Badge Scheme

What does it do?

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties, who travel
either as drivers or passengers. The scheme also applies to registered blind people, and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who
regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand.The scheme allows the badge holder to take advantage of certain parking
privileges whenever they are travelling, as a driver or passenger, anywhere in the European Union.

Who it is for?

People with certain mobility difficulties.
Anyone who meets one of the following criteria is eligible for the automatic issue of a Blue Badge:
  • Receives the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Receives a War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
  • Is registered blind
  • Uses a motor vehicle supplied for disabled people by a Government Health Department
  • Has a severe disability in both upper limbs, regularly drive a motor vehicle but cannot turn the steering wheel by hand even if that wheel is fitted with a turning knob
Those who do not meet any of the criteria above may be eligible for a discretionary issue of a Blue Badge. Visit the website for more details.

Where it is available?

Local service (Nottingham).

What it costs:

There is just an administration fee of £2.00. (April 2011)

How to access or apply for it:

Anyone who wishes to apply for a Blue Badge must complete an application form and return it with the appropriate documents to Parking Services, Lawrence House, Talbot Street, NottinghamNG1 5NT. Forms are also available online.


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