Blue badge parking in council car parks

Information on car parking charges for blue badge holders and changes to our scheme.

Charges for blue badge holders parking in our car parks

If you are a blue badge holder, you have to pay parking charges when using one of our car parks.

If you display a valid blue badge with a pay and display ticket, you can receive double the amount of time that you have paid for on certain tariffs.

These changes came into effect in November 2014. Introducing charging for all means that the scheme is much simpler and fairer for blue badge holders.

The changes do not affect on-street parking.  If you are a blue badge holder, you can continue to park free-of-charge in appropriate locations for as long as you like.

The decision to charge all badge holders was considered at our Cabinet meeting on 15 July, where councillors agreed that all blue badge holders should pay parking charges.

For more information please see the pdf icon Changes to the blue badge scheme - consolidation order [80kb].and our pdf icon blue badge information sheet [53kb].  You can also contact our customer services team using the contact details on this page.

Reviewing this scheme

We will be reviewing the scheme regularly to make sure it is working well.  If you have any feedback for us or are having any problems please contact our customer services team using the details on this page.

When you park in a Rushmoor Borough Council car park

You need to buy a ticket from the ticket machine and display it with a valid blue badge.

As we realise that some blue badge holders may need some extra time, the time bought  on your pay and display ticket will be doubled on certain tariffs marked with an* on the front panel of the ticket machines.  The extra time will not be shown on your ticket, but our parking enforcement team allow for this when patrolling our car parks.

Please note that exemptions to this scheme apply to parking areas that operate a maximum period of stay. such as 30 minute or one-hour bays; all day tickets and weekly tickets.

Where you can park

If you have a blue badge you can park in any marked disabled bays.  You can also park in any ordinary bay and still receive the extra time.

Enforcement of disabled parking bays

We are committed to making sure that our disabled parking facilities are available for the people who need them.  If necessary, our parking enforcement team will confiscate any blue badge that they think is being misused.  The team will continue to patrol disabled parking bays in our car parks and on-street parking areas to make sure that they are being used correctly and where appropriate, will issue a parking fine.

Blue badge holders with a car park permit

If you have a car park permit, it is no longer be valid.

Blue badge holders travelling as a passenger

As long as a blue badge is displayed with a valid pay and display ticket, you are entitled to the extra time.  It doesn't matter if you are the owner of the vehicle, or not.

About the blue badge scheme

The blue badge scheme is a national scheme run locally by Hampshire County Council. For details, see our  Parking for disabled drivers page or the county council's blue badge web pages.

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