Information on car parking charges for blue badge holders.
Important changes to on-street parking
On 1 April, all on-street parking, including parking charges and enforcement of parking restrictions, together with residents’ on-street parking areas, transferred from us to Hampshire County Council.
For details about on-street parking, including applying for permits and reporting issues, please visit the parking pages on the Hampshire County Council website.
We do however still look after our car parks, including the disabled bays within them.
Parking in our car parks
If you have a blue badge you can park in any marked disabled bays in our car parks. When you park in one of our car parks 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 team allow for this when patrolling our car parks.
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.
Enforcement of disabled parking bays
We want to make 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.
We patrol disabled parking bays in our car parks to make sure that they are being used correctly and if needed, we will issue a parking fine.
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.