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Blue Badges

Parking permits for disabled people

A new system for issuing Blue Badges has recently been developed. It is called Blue Badge Improvement Scheme (BBIS).

Blue parking badges allow parking concessions for cars carrying people who have severe walking difficulties, severe upper limb disabilities or who are registered blind.

Regulations came into force in Wales on 1 August 2-11 which extended eligibility to the following:

  • Children under the age of three who must be accompanied by bulky medical equipment or may need access to vehicles for emergency hospital treatment.
  • Severely injured war veterans who fall within tariffs one - eight of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

Parents of a disabled child over two and under 16 can apply for a badge on their child's behalf.

The badge belongs to the disabled person who qualifies for it (who may or may not be a car driver) and can be used in any vehicle they are travelling in. The badge can be used anywhere in the EU.

Where do I apply?

To apply for a new badge, renewal or replacement badge, return badges or report misuse contact Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 764551 or call in at one of the Council's five Customer Service Centres. The Customer Service Centre staff will be able to process applications between 9-15am - 1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

You will also be able to apply for and/or renew a badge online via www.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)

Under the new scheme, Blue Badges can no longer be issued by staff at a Customer Service Centre. All badges will be issued by Northgate Information Solutions and will take approximately five working days from the date they receive the approved application. Applications requiring medical assessments approved from their Doctor will take approximately three weeks for this process to be completed.

In line with the new national regulations, individual customer Blue Badges will be free for the standard second class delivery option.

 

ID: 20244 Revised: 9/2/2017