West Berkshire Council

Blue Badges (Disabled Parking)

Blue Badge disabled parking scheme

Blue Badges allow the holder (who can be a driver or a passenger) concessions when parking.

They're issued to individual applicants, but also organisations that transport disabled people.
Blue Badge holders are entitled to:

In addition, Blue Badge holders who make regular use of the Kennet Centre or Northbrook multi-storey car parks in Newbury can apply for inclusion on the automatic number plate recognition system or apply for a transponder.

The Blue Badge scheme is governed by the Department for Transport using the doc icon Blue Badge Improvement Service [131kb], which details the eligibility criteria for Blue Badges and how the application process works.

How to apply

To apply for or renew a Blue Badge, use the online application form.

If you apply online, supporting documents that can't be scanned must be submitted by hand or via post.
Digital photographs may be submitted by email.

Alternatively, you can download and complete either the pdf icon individual application form [210kb] or the pdf icon organisational blue badge application form [1Mb].

If you would like further assistance with your application, please call the Blue Badge Team or visit our Market Street Offices, where one of our team will be happy to assist you.

We'll ask for a payment of £10 upon success of your application. Please note that payments can no longer be taken direct by the Blue Badge Team. Please call our payment line 0330 131 9742 and select option three, then option one.

If you're an existing Blue Badge holder, you should complete the application form before your current badge expires.  
Please apply for a new Blue Badge at least 28 days before your current badge expires.

If you have lost your Blue Badge, please get in touch with the Blue Badge Team.
There's a £10 fee for replacing a lost badge.

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