Freedom of information response

Blue Badge parking

Publication date: 
Thursday 27 August 2020
Request: 
  1. The current number of Blue Badge holders registered in your local authority area.
  2. The current number of dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces in your local authority area.
  3. The number of drivers who have received a fine for misusing a Blue Badge parking space in your local authority area, broken down by month for the years 2019 and 2020 to date.
  4. The number of new parking spaces build in your local authority area in the last 12 months, and how many of these were dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces.
  5. The number of Blue Badge applications received under the ‘hidden disability’ criteria in the past 12 months.
Response: 
  1. 8310 (including individual and organisations)
  2. Please see document attached, all the disabled bay we have on the park map system (219)
  3.  

Month

Total offences for misuse of disabled bay

Month

Total offences for misuse of disabled bay

Jan-19

24

Jan-20

27

Feb-19

26

Feb-20

43

Mar-19

21

Mar-20

39

Apr-19

18

Apr-20

7

May-19

52

May-20

17

Jun-19

35

Jun-20

19

Jul-19

26

   

Aug-19

29

   

Sep-19

32

   

Oct-19

35

   

Nov-19

25

   

Dec-19

35

   
  1. Looking at that attached since 08/07/2019 we have implemented approx. 26 disabled bays

However please note these are approx. numbers and in some cases may be more as for example if the bay is located outside shops it may be marked as “1 bay” when in reality its 2 disabled bays (similarly like when we mark a bay, it could be for 6 spaces its not just one as shown on park map) the majority would be 1 bay though as they are mainly for residents.

Please also note this may not include all of disabled bays in the borough, as it does not include those that do not have a TRO attached such as those on housing land. it would also not include those in private parking; shopping centres/superstore car parks, private accommodated/flats.

  1. 90

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Request reference:
FOI 10100