The blue badge holder is responsible for using the badge correctly and ensuring only they use the badge. It is an offence for the badge holder and anyone to misuse the badge; this can lead to a £1,000 fine.
Care should be taken to ensure that the blue badge holders vehicle does not obstruct other road users. For more information consult The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England.
Where can I park?
There are many parking facilities in Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth for disabled drivers who hold a blue badge.
The concession permits blue badge holders to park in any on-street pay and display bay, limited wait bay or residents shared use bays and in all of Warwick District Council pay and display car parks free of charge with no time limit, providing that a valid blue badge is clearly on display in the windscreen showing the expiry information.
Badge holders may also park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours (if loading ban is not in place). The parking disc must be on display stating time of arrival along with the blue badge correctly displayed with the expiry information on show.
Places where you cannot park
The blue badge does not permit holders to park anywhere. Blue badge holders must obey the rules of the road as laid out in the Highway Code. The areas below are not valid for concessionary blue badge parking.
- Loading bays
- Doctor’s bays, Taxi bays
- Bus stops/ cycle lanes
- Pedestrian crossings (including zebra, pelican, toucan and puffin crossings) also areas marked with zigzag lines,
- During the time a loading or unloading ban is in force
- School ‘keep clear’ markings during the hours shown on yellow no-stopping plate
- Suspended bay (clearly marked with cones and signage),
Loading bans in place
- Double yellow blips indicate loading is not permitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including banks holidays,
- Single yellow blip indicates that loading ban is in force within a lesser period which is stated upon signage (signage should be read before leaving the vehicle unattended).