1 Who can get one
The Blue Badge scheme helps those with severe mobility problems, who have difficulty using public transport, to park close to where they need to go. This national arrangement of parking concessions applies whether they travel as drivers or passengers.
The scheme also applies to those registered blind, as well as people with severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive but have considerable difficulty in operating parking meters.
The national concession applies only to on-street parking, not to private car parks and some hospitals.Find out if you are eligible for a Blue Badge on the GOV.UK website (external link)
2 Apply or renew
You can apply for a Blue Badge or renew your existing badge using the same form. You can renew your badge 8 to 12 weeks before it expires.Blue Badge application form (PDF, 101KB)
Applications can take up to 8 weeks to be considered. If you are renewing please submit your request well in advance of the expiry date. Although we do not currently acknowledge receipt of applications, we are working to provide this in the future.
If you would like us to send you an application pack please contact us:
3 What happens next
You will be notified of the outcome of your application in writing. If you are successful you will need to collect your badge from the library you have indicated on the form.
The cost is £10.00, which is payable when you collect your badge.