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Hi there

 

I just received a parking ticket (87: parking in disabled persons parking space without displaying a valid disabled badge). However my badge was on display and the warden said that it was not valid because it is a "duplicate". I am confused. I imagine it says duplicate because the first one they sent me was lost/stolen in the post and they sent a second one a few weeks later.

 

Can anyone suggest why I may of got this ticket or had a similar experience?

 

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Carol

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Well, since you were parked displaying your blue badge the only thing they can cling to is its invalidity. Who issued the ticket?

The above post constitutes my personal opinion on the facts in the post compared with my personal knowledge of the applicable legislation. I make no guarantees of its legal accuracy. If you are in doubt seek advice of a legal professional specialising in the area concerned.

 

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I got a parking fine a while ago even though I had clearly displayed my blue badge, I challenged the warden who advised me to pay the fine and then appeal against it. Reason for paying it straight away is that these fines can double if not paid within 14 days. So I paid the fine and appealed against it, attaching copies of the badge etc and my money was refunded. I really don't think you should ignore it.

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Massamum, if you appeal before paying the fine, the amount is put on hold and you don't have the hassle of battling to get your money back from the thieving co0uncil with incompetent CEOs. Why pay them anything if you are clearly in the right?

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Only passing on what happened to me Surfs, I was told that if I didn’t pay then the amount would keep going up, perhaps I was misled but I’ve never had a problem getting my money back. But quite agree that councils are thieves.

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  • 2 weeks later...
NSGL, put a parking ticket on my car, sayiny my blue badge is not valid on private land

 

Hummmmm PPC's want it both ways now (I am being polite)

 

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There are also public car parks where there are a defined number of spaces for Blue Badge holders only - all the remaining spaces must be paid for - Blue Badge on display or not - this is one to watch out for,

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Again more misleading information from you as this does not apply in England.

 

Give it a rest, won't you? Last time I looked, Carlisle was in England. If you have a problem, take it elsewhere.

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There are also public car parks where there are a defined number of spaces for Blue Badge holders only - all the remaining spaces must be paid for - Blue Badge on display or not - this is one to watch out for,

 

Buzby, the above is your post which could be misunderstood in that the above applies to all public car parks in the UK including Scotland not just Carlisle. I am unsure about Scotland but maybe you could enlighten us as this will be appreciated by a number of posters. Am I correct in assumong that a Blue badge is enforceable on private car parks such as a supermarket in Scotland?

Anyway the best thing for the OP is to ignore any silly invoice placed on his windscreen unless it is a council ticket.

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I cannot 'enlighten' you as to something that is a 'fact' - it exists as a problem for BB holders, and it is to this that I am alerting CAGgers. Not to spar with you because you believe I'm mistaken. Even if I was (which I'm not) what harm is there in CAGgers being made aware of a new situation whereby a car park has defined disabled spaces for BB holders only, and a requirement to PAY if they occupy any non BB allocated space?

 

Just because you;ve never heard of it doesn;t mean it is a figment of my imagination or something unusual to Scotland. We're invariably a test-bed for change anyway (Poll Tax, Smoking Ban etc to mention only two) but your loose definition of 'Public' Car Park. Is this one where the public have access to, or one that is Council run and designated unter a TMO? They can be either, and having seen complaints from CAGgers on the south coast who have been ticketed on harbour car parks because their BB was not accepted confirms this affects the UK as a whole.

 

None of this has anything to do with a new Disabled Parking (Scotland) Bill which is planned to provide a legal basis for Supermarkets and other designated parking places to issue recoverable penalties for the misuse of Disabled Parking bays (only), I understand this is due to become law in Scotland early in 2011 - something I wholeheartedly support, PROVIDING this dies not give PPCs carte blanch to legitimise their previous disreputable behaviour. It has already been established that neither the Police nor the Council's are interested in taking on this burden.

 

I've give more details on this once they are known - but the point of the post remains the same. Blue Badge holders cannot assume a right to park at no cost in a public car park - they MUST ascertain the status of a displayed BB fefore leaving their vehicle at each location (in case the designated BB spaces scheme is being operated).

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what busby says is true, many car parks in lincolnshire BB holders have to pay to park in non-disabled spots (in some even parking in disabled bays you still have to pay, skegness is a fine example of this as are most coastal towns)

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Just come back from Teignmouth, Devon. Unless you have a local Council pass you have to pay even on a Blue Badge in their car parks which are pretty expensive. All it meant was that already narrrow roads were clogged up with Blue Badge holders (including us) parking on double yellow lines.

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what busby says is true, many car parks in lincolnshire BB holders have to pay to park in non-disabled spots (in some even parking in disabled bays you still have to pay, skegness is a fine example of this as are most coastal towns)

 

Most of the car parks in Kent are like this. In Canterbury, there are so few disabled bays, that my friend has always got to pay. They keep the number down for this reason. In one large car park, you can see at least 12 where they have painted over the yellow lines to make them pay only!

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