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Recently, an elderly lady that I have known for many years who cannot walk very far now and has a disabled parking badge was taken out by her carer and the carer parked her car within a disabled parking bay in a car park and displayed the blue disabled badge.

The elderly lady was escorted by her carer around the town centre in Blackpool in a wheelchair and the other walking aids were left in the car.  When they arrived back at the car, they were shocked to see a Penalty charge Notice (PCN) for £60 due to parking illegally.  When querying why a PCN was issued with the parking attendant he showed no sympathy for issuing it.

He didnt offer any advice on going to the office to appeal with the evidence either and so the matter was disputed immediately with the carer going to the council office to query what was going on.

Disabled lady gets a parking ticket When the carer got to the office, the excuse the council gave was that the ink the details had been written on with had faded in the sunlight and due to being unreadable the disabled badge wasnt valid.  Looking at the badge there was an outline of what the details were which anyone with reasonable sight would have been able to read as the faded ink left a stain on the surface.

Brainless Local Authorities Constantly Keep Penalising Our Outgoing Ladies for supporting one another and this council is now trying to pin the blame on two more innocent ladies treating them like criminals.

This is either a case of some over zealous parking attendant with nothing better to do than penalise disabled people was looking for opportunities to exercise his authority, or maybe another form of tax burden on society to help fill Labours coffers.  Id go with the latter where it is just another excuse for the authorities to sponge money off innocent people.  After all, the details were written on with ink used within the local Social Services office.  It just so happens regular ink is likely to fade in sunlight so why use it?

By: Irene


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NELL

NELL

a car fred? you must be joking , i.m disabled but it seems im not entitled to ANYTHING no car ,no help the house , nothing except my medication , free tv license [over 75 ]. i did apply , but was turned down for everything, because ,i was told that as long as i can clean myself up in the bathroom , i don't need any help ,as i said you must be joking
NELL
10th Aug 13 17:10

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Stalag14

Stalag14

"I can never believe the motability scheme. Brand new car every 3 years." Fred E

The car is not free, a deduction is made from the DLA (or whatever its called nowadays) about £50 a week so i am told.
Stalag14
18th May 13 10:10

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Fed up Pedestrian

Fed up Pedestrian

The car is new Fred because it's a leased car and most leases work that way; usually the manufacturers guarantee lasts that long, there is no MOT needed in the first 3 years and there are fewer problems.

The cars are just sold after the leasing period ends.
Fed up Pedestrian
17th May 13 20:13

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Fred E

Fred E

I can never believe the motability scheme. Brand new car every 3 years. Everything included apart from fuel and screen wash. A car should last at least 10 - 15 years. Why does anyone need a brand new car every 3 years?
Fred E
17th May 13 17:57

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Fed up Pedestrian

Fed up Pedestrian

The purpose of DLA is to offset the costs of being disabled and no amount of DLA is equivalent to a good salary. Many disabled people work and pay taxes into the system and many who cannot work did so before they became disabled.

If you look at the government's own figures only 0.5% of DLA is overpaid due to fraud. The tabloid rags have greatly exagerated this "problem" as it sells newspapers because a certain kind of person enjoys feeling self righteous and superior to others.

This demonisation of the disabled has led to an increase in attacks on disabled and learning disabled people. Disability hate crimes have doubled since 2008, and that is only the incidents that are serious enough to report.

This should be a national source of shame.
Fed up Pedestrian
17th May 13 15:08

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Frank

Frank

Why do the disabled get all the privileges? First of all they get the DLA which is better than the salary of a good job so they can live a high life without having to work. Secondly they have the privilege to park anywhere they want and have dedicated parking spaces allocated to them. Why? What have they done to earn all this and what have they done to contribute to the system? Finally a lot of them are benefit fraudsters claiming to have a 'bad back' problem.
Frank
17th May 13 09:43

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empathy

empathy

to Ann
hope you'll never experiance what being an olderly is like.
empathy
7th May 11 01:39

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Boblet

Boblet

I am disabled & get parking tickets al the time in Bradistan, five last year, I have just paid one now which I lost on apeal, I feel better for reading your posts, I thought it was just me getting paranoid, I sit now checking everything, but I still slip up
Boblet
19th Jan 11 19:38

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DSG

DSG

This happens a lot in my community.Personally I think the council likes to prey on the innocent and the elderly,preferring to fine them on the spot draconian fines and then saying "I'm only doing my job". That's what the concentration camp guards said when they were executing Jews.
DSG
27th Nov 10 14:24

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Ann

Ann

So you got a parking ticket.Tough.Serves you right.Silly old bag.
Ann
10th Apr 10 23:06

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karlosthejackel

karlosthejackel

If the badge was not displayed, then why shouldn't the attendant issue a fine? We'd all like to smash parking attendants, but if someone's genuinely in the wrong they are only doing there jobs. People shouldn’t hide being the fact that their disabled or old, they are still subject to the same rules as anyone else.
karlosthejackel
20th Jan 10 14:15

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Sue

Sue

If you write the appropriate local council department about unfairly issued parking tickets, they don't even reply to your letter. Very unprofessional! My experience of Local Council offices in this country always brings to mind the word "crooks", whereas having lived in Canada for a number of years, their local council authorities bring to mind the word "honesty". The government in this country should pay their own Council employees better salaries and fringe benefits than they could earn in the private sector, as they wisely do in North America. This attracts a better educated, more intelligent person to apply for government jobs in the first place and you will get less of the rif-raf who are prepared to work for the government for peanuts. Poor salaries attract poor quality brainless staff. As with anything, you get what you pays for!
Sue
30th Dec 09 20:08

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dobbo996

dobbo996

Part of the problem is that too many disabled badges are misused by the holder parking where they shouldn't (zebra crossing zigzags, for example) and by holders' relatives when the holder isn't present. Also, why are disabled badge holders exempt from paying charges at toll bridges? Disabled badge doesn't equal poor.
dobbo996
12th Jun 09 12:33

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traffic warden protester!!

traffic warden protester!!

I had the same thing happen to me!! Was parked on double yellow lines on a street in my town as I had many times before with a disabled badge, I have even watched the vultures(traffic wardens) walk past my car after glancing at it. What makes it soooooooooo different this time is that the plank reckoned that because the double yellow lines had these funny horrizontal lines on them that meant that even with a disabled badge it did'nt permit me to park there. eh??!!! How do you get that?? I told the little weasel he was making it up,he got fly with me and demanded to see my disabled badge,by then the damage was done.Should have run the pratt down!!
traffic warden protester!!
17th Feb 09 02:43

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katya

katya

The Department of Transport issues blue badges and the information pamphlet which goes with it, but nowhere in it does it say BEWARE although we say you can park on a yellow line, our guidelines do not apply in the borough of Westminster. They are inapplicable. So my father got a fine which I am currently contesting. It's outrageous it should be so hard, and complicated for the elderly to keep mobile.
katya
15th Jan 09 12:10

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