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What is the Blue Badge scheme

Blue Badges allow people who are registered blind or people who have severe walking difficulties, who travel as either drivers or passengers, to park near shops, stations and other facilities. People with severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand can also apply.

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national arrangement, but its parking concessions only apply to on-street parking. Within the controlled car parks of Oadby and Wigston, holders of a Blue Badge may park in the designated bays for disabled persons. These are marked in yellow hatching and display a wheelchair symbol. The badge does not allow the holder to park:

  • In more than one bay
  • On yellow lines within the car park
  • Anywhere other than in a marked bay or designated disabled person bay for longer than the designated periods

How do I get a blue badge?

Application forms are available from our Customer Services Centres, or you can apply online, in person or by post by visiting the Leicestershire County Council website.

Please note, if you wish to appeal a parking fine issued against a blue badge holder, this must be in writing to:-

LCC Notice Processing Centre
PO Box 8633
Leicester
LE19 9AZ

To pay a fine please contact the notice processing centre on 0845 845 0450.

Find out more information on our Car Park Rules page.

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