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