A guide to Blue Badges


From next year, people with ‘hidden’ disabilities will be able to apply for Blue Badges. Hidden disabilities include autism, anxiety and cognitive issues. Please note: you won’t be able to apply for until early next year when the scheme has been extended by the Department for Transport.

1. Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

If you are a driver or a passenger with a permanent and substantial disability that affects your ability to walk you may be eligible for a disabled parking badge (Blue Badge) to help you park closer to where you want to go.

  • Find out if you are eligible and apply for a badge online
  • Please note that you may not apply for a renewal of your badge on line, a review form will be sent to you approximately 6 weeks prior to expiry of your current badge.
  • If you would prefer to fill out a paper application form you can collect one from any Council Office building, Parking shop, Libraries, Age Concern and STEPS.
  • Blue Badge helpline number is 01323 464244 the helpline is open on Monday , Wednesday and Friday 9am – 4pm
  • Email the Blue Badge team

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