Blue Badge fraud crackdown for council’s safety team

Telford and Wrekin Council has joined other local authorities across the country in a crackdown on fraudulent use of the Blue Badge scheme.

Blue Badge fraud crackdown for council’s safety team

The misuse of disabled parking bays is on the rise, this year the council has issued almost 400 fines to drivers not adhering to regulations. 

Councillor Richard Overton, (Lab) deputy leader and cabinet member for homes & enforcement said: “Unfortunately, some people simply want to park as close to their destination as possible. 

“The inconsiderate parking means those who really need the spaces, can’t access them. 

“This clampdown nationally is to make it clear that disable spaces are for people who really need them and we have been carrying out education work as well as fining those who are abusing the system.

“The work does not end with the campaign either, our CCTV mobile hub is out in the community every day, checking our roads making sure everyone can live in a cleaner, greener and safer place.” 

The national day of action, took place at the end of May with councils across the country coming together and focusing resources on blue badge enforcement.

The council’s mobile CCTV hub continues to patrol areas within the borough and ensuring the correct use of disabled bays is adhered to. 

If you think the Blue Badge scheme is not being adhered to please log your findings here.