Anger over parking fines for disabled people at Bolton One

Bolton One’s car park policy has upset disabled patients

Bolton One’s car park policy has upset disabled patients

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

DISABLED patients at Bolton One are being given parking fines if they leave their car outside the centre for more than 90 minutes.

If they are held up because of “clinical delays” blue badge holders can have their fine cancelled — but only after asking for a letter from Bolton One confirming the delay, which must then be given to the council’s parking services team.

Patient Kenneth Robinson, who was fined after his scan at Bolton One was delayed, said: “I can’t understand why Bolton Council has these parking measures in place — it’s absolutely stupid.

“It doesn’t make sense to put parking restrictions on a medical centre car park — people don’t want to go there to stay the afternoon, they want to get out there as soon as they possibly can.

“I don’t think it’s right that the council has the ability to charge people with blue badges and people who are using a medical centre.

“It’s a regulation that needs to be looked at again.”

The 87-year-old, of Capitol Close, Smithills, had parked in the Bolton One car park at 11.35am on Thursday, August 14. Mr Robinson, who has arthritis of the spine, got back to his car at 2.10pm after his delayed appointment only to find that he had been given a fine.

He has since had his fine cancelled after going through the council’s appeals process.

The council said the parking regulations at Bolton One have been in place since August 2012.

A spokesman said: “We introduced the 90-minute rule because we were finding that some blue badge holders couldn’t access spaces due to other users parking in them all day.

“The parking arrangements were developed together with the Bolton Community Leisure Trust and the NHS. The time limit was set at 90 minutes based on feedback from users and the NHS.

“If a fine is issued due to a clinical delay, the patient is issued a letter to submit to the council’s parking services team who will cancel the fine.”

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9:52am Fri 29 Aug 14

pstuart says...

A lot of other councils have a 3 hour window for Blue Badge holders- this would surely cover most delays at Bolton 1.

Bolton councils whole attitude to parking has frightened off many people from visiting the town - these types of stories will just run and run until someone shoots the cash cow.
A lot of other councils have a 3 hour window for Blue Badge holders- this would surely cover most delays at Bolton 1. Bolton councils whole attitude to parking has frightened off many people from visiting the town - these types of stories will just run and run until someone shoots the cash cow. pstuart
  • Score: 37

10:11am Fri 29 Aug 14

Mr Chuckles says...

This will keep coming up as the parking allocated for this site given the sevices provided will always be inadequate.
90 minutes is probably adequate for most appointments here, the problem is the lack of disabled spaces.
Most services operating within Bolton one involve some form of physical impairment and or disability. Given that there are six disabled spaces available does this mean that the following departments:
Biomechanics
Breast Screening
General Outpatients
Occupational Therapy
Orthopaedics
Pharmacy
Podiatry
Physiotherapy
Rheumatology
Thoracic Medicine
X-Ray
are expecting to treat six patients over a course of 90 minutes between them? Plus of course the "Drop Off's" who are allowed 20 minutes to get out of the car!
As usual in Bolton the lack of forethought in the planning department beggars belief.
This will keep coming up as the parking allocated for this site given the sevices provided will always be inadequate. 90 minutes is probably adequate for most appointments here, the problem is the lack of disabled spaces. Most services operating within Bolton one involve some form of physical impairment and or disability. Given that there are six disabled spaces available does this mean that the following departments: Biomechanics Breast Screening General Outpatients Occupational Therapy Orthopaedics Pharmacy Podiatry Physiotherapy Rheumatology Thoracic Medicine X-Ray are expecting to treat six patients over a course of 90 minutes between them? Plus of course the "Drop Off's" who are allowed 20 minutes to get out of the car! As usual in Bolton the lack of forethought in the planning department beggars belief. Mr Chuckles
  • Score: 32

10:24am Fri 29 Aug 14

chris25 says...

even though you display blue badges do you still have to go and get a parking ticket .a friend of mine nearly got fined but just got back to her car when the wardens appeared and gave her a telling off but they did not give her a ticket . so be warned
even though you display blue badges do you still have to go and get a parking ticket .a friend of mine nearly got fined but just got back to her car when the wardens appeared and gave her a telling off but they did not give her a ticket . so be warned chris25
  • Score: 20

10:35am Fri 29 Aug 14

Best an says...

InI my opinion having to pay to park at any of the hospital or medical services ie Bolton one is absolutely disgusting , we can't help being I'll, having cancer, or having long term conditions
The charges are also a disgrace especially at the Royal Bolton no wonder they can afford to pay the managers and executives ridiculous salaries.
InI my opinion having to pay to park at any of the hospital or medical services ie Bolton one is absolutely disgusting , we can't help being I'll, having cancer, or having long term conditions The charges are also a disgrace especially at the Royal Bolton no wonder they can afford to pay the managers and executives ridiculous salaries. Best an
  • Score: 27

11:32am Fri 29 Aug 14

Godzgift-786 says...

just curious to know ,Why do they need parking fines/warden anyways ? why cant they just offer free parking for everyone ?
i think offering free parking will even boost the sales for all the business in Bolton town. The government will make more money from business tax then the sales parking sales .
just curious to know ,Why do they need parking fines/warden anyways ? why cant they just offer free parking for everyone ? i think offering free parking will even boost the sales for all the business in Bolton town. The government will make more money from business tax then the sales parking sales . Godzgift-786
  • Score: 19

12:01pm Fri 29 Aug 14

dressit says...

You can only park for 3hours with a blue badge, so people can hardly park there all day.....
You can only park for 3hours with a blue badge, so people can hardly park there all day..... dressit
  • Score: 6

12:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

LordLeverhulme says...

Not wishing to defend the council.. but if they just said 'free disabled parking' no time restriction then the spaces would just be full all day every day with the same 10 cars.. people who work in town and have a badge dispite to all intents and purposes looking healthier than the average man.
Just like all the disabled spaces around the crescent are. Same cars... every day.... all day.
Not wishing to defend the council.. but if they just said 'free disabled parking' no time restriction then the spaces would just be full all day every day with the same 10 cars.. people who work in town and have a badge dispite to all intents and purposes looking healthier than the average man. Just like all the disabled spaces around the crescent are. Same cars... every day.... all day. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 20

12:04pm Fri 29 Aug 14

LordLeverhulme says...

dressit wrote:
You can only park for 3hours with a blue badge, so people can hardly park there all day.....
thats on yellow lines. Badge holders can park in a disabled bay for as long as they want.
[quote][p][bold]dressit[/bold] wrote: You can only park for 3hours with a blue badge, so people can hardly park there all day.....[/p][/quote]thats on yellow lines. Badge holders can park in a disabled bay for as long as they want. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Fri 29 Aug 14

devs says...

Rules are rules if you don't like it park in the multi story car park
Rules are rules if you don't like it park in the multi story car park devs
  • Score: 0

1:03pm Fri 29 Aug 14

duggie67 says...

those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else. duggie67
  • Score: 10

2:32pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

Another poorly designed council building with inadequate parking, I suppose the thought was people should use the nearby multi-storey at the back of the college.
I use the casino car park, cheaper and more convenient. No wardens but It's covered by 'parking eye' so be sure you make a note of the time you arrive.
Another poorly designed council building with inadequate parking, I suppose the thought was people should use the nearby multi-storey at the back of the college. I use the casino car park, cheaper and more convenient. No wardens but It's covered by 'parking eye' so be sure you make a note of the time you arrive. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 6

2:33pm Fri 29 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Why not have a tear off slip on the appointment letter stating the relevant information so you can pop in the window along with the blue badge?
Why not have a tear off slip on the appointment letter stating the relevant information so you can pop in the window along with the blue badge? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 15

7:24pm Fri 29 Aug 14

JustBecause says...

duggie67 wrote:
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long.

Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking.

And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.
[quote][p][bold]duggie67[/bold] wrote: those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.[/p][/quote]There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long. Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking. And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them. JustBecause
  • Score: -11

7:47pm Fri 29 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

JustBecause wrote:
duggie67 wrote:
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long.

Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking.

And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.
Mr Angry pants needs a hug.
How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records?
Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK.
Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it)
As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place.
I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duggie67[/bold] wrote: those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.[/p][/quote]There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long. Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking. And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.[/p][/quote]Mr Angry pants needs a hug. How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records? Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK. Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it) As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place. I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 12

10:24pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Mr Chuckles says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
duggie67 wrote:
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long.

Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking.

And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.
Mr Angry pants needs a hug.
How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records?
Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK.
Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it)
As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place.
I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.
" I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6."
That will be because the council has no control over supermarket parking I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duggie67[/bold] wrote: those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.[/p][/quote]There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long. Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking. And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.[/p][/quote]Mr Angry pants needs a hug. How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records? Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK. Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it) As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place. I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.[/p][/quote]" I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6." That will be because the council has no control over supermarket parking I suppose. Mr Chuckles
  • Score: 2

10:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

bolton carer says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
dressit wrote:
You can only park for 3hours with a blue badge, so people can hardly park there all day.....
thats on yellow lines. Badge holders can park in a disabled bay for as long as they want.
Actually you are wrong. You can only park for 3 hours in a disabled bay with a blue badge. You are entitled to stay for longer on a council pay and display carpark. You can only park for 3 hours maximum on double yellow lines. Most disabled badge holders will park so as not to cause an obstruction.
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dressit[/bold] wrote: You can only park for 3hours with a blue badge, so people can hardly park there all day.....[/p][/quote]thats on yellow lines. Badge holders can park in a disabled bay for as long as they want.[/p][/quote]Actually you are wrong. You can only park for 3 hours in a disabled bay with a blue badge. You are entitled to stay for longer on a council pay and display carpark. You can only park for 3 hours maximum on double yellow lines. Most disabled badge holders will park so as not to cause an obstruction. bolton carer
  • Score: 0

10:46pm Fri 29 Aug 14

discombobulator says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
duggie67 wrote:
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long.

Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking.

And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.
Mr Angry pants needs a hug.
How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records?
Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK.
Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it)
As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place.
I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.
Why is your name mr mark c - sounds like you think you're dr mark c. Clown!!
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duggie67[/bold] wrote: those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.[/p][/quote]There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long. Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking. And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.[/p][/quote]Mr Angry pants needs a hug. How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records? Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK. Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it) As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place. I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.[/p][/quote]Why is your name mr mark c - sounds like you think you're dr mark c. Clown!! discombobulator
  • Score: -2

10:47pm Fri 29 Aug 14

discombobulator says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
duggie67 wrote:
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long.

Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking.

And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.
Mr Angry pants needs a hug.
How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records?
Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK.
Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it)
As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place.
I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.
Why is your name mr mark c - sounds like you think you're dr mark c. Clown!!
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duggie67[/bold] wrote: those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.[/p][/quote]There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long. Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking. And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.[/p][/quote]Mr Angry pants needs a hug. How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records? Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK. Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it) As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place. I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.[/p][/quote]Why is your name mr mark c - sounds like you think you're dr mark c. Clown!! discombobulator
  • Score: -2

11:31pm Fri 29 Aug 14

fisherman1959 says...

I think it is right how it works now if you are clinically delayed you are given a letter and your penalty is quashed. If they put longer times It would be misused especially on market days.
I think it is right how it works now if you are clinically delayed you are given a letter and your penalty is quashed. If they put longer times It would be misused especially on market days. fisherman1959
  • Score: 1

2:23am Sat 30 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

discombobulator wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
duggie67 wrote:
those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses.
6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.
There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long.

Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking.

And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.
Mr Angry pants needs a hug.
How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records?
Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK.
Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it)
As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place.
I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.
Why is your name mr mark c - sounds like you think you're dr mark c. Clown!!
Saying it once and it's funny, repeating it makes you look rather silly.
Oh and it's Mr because I am a man, are you also a total moron ?
[quote][p][bold]discombobulator[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duggie67[/bold] wrote: those 6 spaces are also for disabled people who are using the sport facilities like me who are trying to make recoveries from accidents and illnesses. 6 spaces for a building of that size is ridiculous, all the spaces should be disabled only as there is the new multi-storey car park just behind the college for everybody else.[/p][/quote]There is always none disabled spaces for you as well, why do we keep pandering to these blue badge holders, a massive percentage of them are perfectly capable of walking across a carpark, the system needs scrapping, it's been abused for way too long. Disabled people bleat on about equality, ect, but want preferential parking. And whilst on the subject, Double yellows are their to avoid obstructions, if a blue badge holder can park on them then why bother with them.[/p][/quote]Mr Angry pants needs a hug. How do you know it is safe for a blue badge holder to walk any certain distance without knowledge of that persons medical records? Just because a person looks OK does not mean they are OK. Did you know that some disabled people need wider bays so they can exit a vehicle without their door making a mess of your door (think about it) As for the double yellows, they can not park on them when loading restrictions are in place. I do agree that some people abuse the system and I will also say that I wonder why some supermarkets have maybe 40+ bays and a busy medical center only 6.[/p][/quote]Why is your name mr mark c - sounds like you think you're dr mark c. Clown!![/p][/quote]Saying it once and it's funny, repeating it makes you look rather silly. Oh and it's Mr because I am a man, are you also a total moron ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

2:30am Sat 30 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

fisherman1959 wrote:
I think it is right how it works now if you are clinically delayed you are given a letter and your penalty is quashed. If they put longer times It would be misused especially on market days.
Problem there is some people can not run around getting letters and messing about as they are actually disabled be that mental or physical.
[quote][p][bold]fisherman1959[/bold] wrote: I think it is right how it works now if you are clinically delayed you are given a letter and your penalty is quashed. If they put longer times It would be misused especially on market days.[/p][/quote]Problem there is some people can not run around getting letters and messing about as they are actually disabled be that mental or physical. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 3

5:23am Sat 30 Aug 14

skintight says...

devs wrote:
Rules are rules if you don't like it park in the multi story car park
Erm, it's closed. Permanently!! Plus if I could walk from Bolton town center I wouldn't need a blue badge in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]devs[/bold] wrote: Rules are rules if you don't like it park in the multi story car park[/p][/quote]Erm, it's closed. Permanently!! Plus if I could walk from Bolton town center I wouldn't need a blue badge in the first place. skintight
  • Score: 5

5:33am Sat 30 Aug 14

skintight says...

Sorry I'd forgotten about the new multi Storey. Even still I can't access it due to my roof box which contains my wheelchair hoist.
Sorry I'd forgotten about the new multi Storey. Even still I can't access it due to my roof box which contains my wheelchair hoist. skintight
  • Score: 5

8:02am Sat 30 Aug 14

Despicable Me says...

When you see lots of blue Badge Holders driving around in Audis BMW's Range Rovers or other new cars why should they get free parking? The vast majority of people with Blue Badges are as fit as you and I however they get free parking ! Not on make everyone pay! ..... Just saying !
When you see lots of blue Badge Holders driving around in Audis BMW's Range Rovers or other new cars why should they get free parking? The vast majority of people with Blue Badges are as fit as you and I however they get free parking ! Not on make everyone pay! ..... Just saying ! Despicable Me
  • Score: -9

9:42am Sat 30 Aug 14

Blackrod says...

This was disputed at the start. A request for 2-3 hours was denied. This stops me accessing theraputic use of gym and pool as the sessions an an hour. Takes 15 mins to walk in, 15 mins walk out including booking in. No time to change. I have no problem paying for a blue badge space, it's the location that is necessary with space around the vehicle. Ie why I can't use a normal space. From previous comment I don't drive a big expensive 4x4 I have a 1.2, I can't get in anything taller.
This was disputed at the start. A request for 2-3 hours was denied. This stops me accessing theraputic use of gym and pool as the sessions an an hour. Takes 15 mins to walk in, 15 mins walk out including booking in. No time to change. I have no problem paying for a blue badge space, it's the location that is necessary with space around the vehicle. Ie why I can't use a normal space. From previous comment I don't drive a big expensive 4x4 I have a 1.2, I can't get in anything taller. Blackrod
  • Score: 2

8:45pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Citizen Cane says...

Despicable Me wrote:
When you see lots of blue Badge Holders driving around in Audis BMW's Range Rovers or other new cars why should they get free parking? The vast majority of people with Blue Badges are as fit as you and I however they get free parking ! Not on make everyone pay! ..... Just saying !
Spot-on. If so-called disabled people want equal rights then they should use the public transport available and be susceptible to parking fines just like everyone else. It's also about time that the false disabled are weeded out and that blue badges specify the registration of the car to which they relate.
[quote][p][bold]Despicable Me[/bold] wrote: When you see lots of blue Badge Holders driving around in Audis BMW's Range Rovers or other new cars why should they get free parking? The vast majority of people with Blue Badges are as fit as you and I however they get free parking ! Not on make everyone pay! ..... Just saying ![/p][/quote]Spot-on. If so-called disabled people want equal rights then they should use the public transport available and be susceptible to parking fines just like everyone else. It's also about time that the false disabled are weeded out and that blue badges specify the registration of the car to which they relate. Citizen Cane
  • Score: -3

10:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
Despicable Me wrote:
When you see lots of blue Badge Holders driving around in Audis BMW's Range Rovers or other new cars why should they get free parking? The vast majority of people with Blue Badges are as fit as you and I however they get free parking ! Not on make everyone pay! ..... Just saying !
Spot-on. If so-called disabled people want equal rights then they should use the public transport available and be susceptible to parking fines just like everyone else. It's also about time that the false disabled are weeded out and that blue badges specify the registration of the car to which they relate.
You can register up to 3 cars and the holders photo is on the badge.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Despicable Me[/bold] wrote: When you see lots of blue Badge Holders driving around in Audis BMW's Range Rovers or other new cars why should they get free parking? The vast majority of people with Blue Badges are as fit as you and I however they get free parking ! Not on make everyone pay! ..... Just saying ![/p][/quote]Spot-on. If so-called disabled people want equal rights then they should use the public transport available and be susceptible to parking fines just like everyone else. It's also about time that the false disabled are weeded out and that blue badges specify the registration of the car to which they relate.[/p][/quote]You can register up to 3 cars and the holders photo is on the badge. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 2
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