Freedom of information response

Blue Badge

Publication date: 
Thursday 1 August 2019
Request: 

1. The number of people found to have falsely used a disabled person’s ‘Blue Badge’ to park their car in a space reserved for ‘Blue Badge’ holders, since April 2014.

2. The amount of money raised from fines given to those found to have falsely used a disabled person’s ‘Blue Badge’ to park their car in a space reserved for ‘Blue Badge’ holders, since April 2014.

3. The number of people found to have used a disabled parking bay without a ‘Blue badge’ since April 2014

4. The amount of money raised from fines given to those found to have used a disabled parking bay without a ‘Blue Badge’ since April 2014.

Response: 

1.    Information not held

2.    Information not held

3.    1,436 penalty charge notices issued for the offence of parking in a disabled bay without a disabled badge

4.    £38,729.36

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Request reference:
FOI 9199