Blue Badge Holders in Cornwall – Don’t get caught out

It’s come to our attention that a lot of disabled drivers coming to Cornwall are getting caught out not knowing of the change to parking rules !!

Cornwall council are making out that it is business as usual for Blue Badge Holders parking for free in Cornwall car parks – but don’t be caught out – from 1st July 2016 to be able to park without getting a parking fine slapped on your window screen you must – register your vehicle with them and PAY a £10 fee for the privilege.

This is done through an application process, which takes at least a week to process – whilst your application is being processed you can not park for free and will have to purchase a ticket.

This is not just happening in Cornwall, for example, check out Devon Council website as they are putting in different rules of where disabled drivers are able to park for free.

Please read below taken from Cornwall Council website to see the application process and please share this information as we feel that this has not been publicised enough and many disabled drivers are going to be hit with huge parking fines all over the county.

From 1st July 2016 Blue Badge holders can park for free in a Cornwall Council car park if they have a vehicle that is adapted for the benefit of the driver to use or they are registered on the Cornwall Council exemption scheme.

This scheme is open to all blue badge holders who also have a registered disabled vehicle which qualifies for free tax and it is not limited to Cornish residents. Only one vehicle can be registered per person.

To qualify for the exemption a vehicle must be registered as disabled on the vehicles registration document (V5C) and a copy of that document will be required to be submitted with the application.

For more information go to Cornwall Council

 

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Mr J Galsworthy Commented below

I thought it would be useful maybe to others – I have copied the information on Cornwall Council Website

This scheme is open to all blue badge holders who also have a registered disabled vehicle which qualifies for free tax and it is not limited to Cornish residents. Only one vehicle can be registered per person.

To qualify for the exemption a vehicle must be registered as disabled on the vehicles registration document (V5C) and a copy of that document will be required to be submitted with the application.

It is appreciated that Motability customers may not hold the original V5C document however Motability are more than happy to provide the necessary information. You can do this via the Motability website.

Will I have to pay to register
In order to maintain this as a cost-neutral service we need to make a small charge to register a vehicle. This cost is currently £10 per year.

How does the exemption scheme work?
You will not receive a permit to display in your vehicle as we use an electronic system. When we have approved it, the vehicle details will be automatically loaded onto the Enforcement Officers hand-held devices; and when checking the car parks they will be able to see that the vehicle is registered and does not require a pay and display ticket.

View the Disabled Parking Scheme Terms and Conditions
How do I register and pay?
You can use our new online EasiPermit system below to purchase your ticket. Please be aware that even if the vehicle has been registered with us before, you will still need to use the ‘Apply for a new Permit’ button the first time you use EasiPermits .

You will also need to have your V5C document ready to upload to complete your registration.

Register your vehicle online

The EasiPermit online system is provided by Conduent with payments being taken by Creditcall Ltd, both companies are acting on behalf of Cornwall Council. Data Protection information

How soon will I be registered and can park for free?
You will not be able to park for free until you receive a confirmation email of your application and payment.

If you use the online registration it is possible for the registration to be valid and for it to be free to park on the following day.

If you are unable to use the online system please apply using the Disabled Parking Exemption scheme application form. Please note it can take 10 days from receipt of your form for your registration to be processed and you can park

Do I still need to use my Blue Badge if I have registered?
If you park a registered vehicle in a Cornwall Council car park you must still display a valid Blue Badge and clock and abide by the other appropriate rules or you could be subject to receiving a penalty charge notice.

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  1. I thought it would be useful maybe to others – I have copied the information on Cornwall Council Website

    This scheme is open to all blue badge holders who also have a registered disabled vehicle which qualifies for free tax and it is not limited to Cornish residents. Only one vehicle can be registered per person.

    To qualify for the exemption a vehicle must be registered as disabled on the vehicles registration document (V5C) and a copy of that document will be required to be submitted with the application.

    It is appreciated that Motability customers may not hold the original V5C document however Motability are more than happy to provide the necessary information. You can do this via the Motability website.

    Will I have to pay to register
    In order to maintain this as a cost-neutral service we need to make a small charge to register a vehicle. This cost is currently £10 per year.

    How does the exemption scheme work?
    You will not receive a permit to display in your vehicle as we use an electronic system. When we have approved it, the vehicle details will be automatically loaded onto the Enforcement Officers hand-held devices; and when checking the car parks they will be able to see that the vehicle is registered and does not require a pay and display ticket.

    View the Disabled Parking Scheme Terms and Conditions
    How do I register and pay?
    You can use our new online EasiPermit system below to purchase your ticket. Please be aware that even if the vehicle has been registered with us before, you will still need to use the ‘Apply for a new Permit’ button the first time you use EasiPermits .

    You will also need to have your V5C document ready to upload to complete your registration.

    Register your vehicle online

    The EasiPermit online system is provided by Conduent with payments being taken by Creditcall Ltd, both companies are acting on behalf of Cornwall Council. Data Protection information

    How soon will I be registered and can park for free?
    You will not be able to park for free until you receive a confirmation email of your application and payment.

    If you use the online registration it is possible for the registration to be valid and for it to be free to park on the following day.

    If you are unable to use the online system please apply using the Disabled Parking Exemption scheme application form. Please note it can take 10 days from receipt of your form for your registration to be processed and you can park

    Do I still need to use my Blue Badge if I have registered?
    If you park a registered vehicle in a Cornwall Council car park you must still display a valid Blue Badge and clock and abide by the other appropriate rules or you could be subject to receiving a penalty charge notice.

  2. disgusting money making racket .apply to motability for registration details ,upload / submit application PAY £10 . wait for conformation etc . easier to visit some where else . plenty of resorts would like you to take your holiday with them and spend your money there .devon /cornwall this is a great idea to drive people away

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