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:
- free parking in all West Berkshire Council car parks, except Newbury Library and Newbury Central (KFC)
- free parking in the on-street areas where parking charges apply [95kb]
- up to three hours parking on yellow line restrictions, provided an obstruction is not being caused
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 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.
Please note that photographs can't be submitted online.
We'll ask for a payment of £10 upon success of your application.
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.