Blue badges allow disabled people to park their vehicles free of charge in on-street disabled parking bays. These spaces are specifically designed to give wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility a larger space that is closer to facilities. Blue badges can also be used in some car parks, but be careful to read the notices, as sometimes you may have to pay.
Regulations in Wales allow blue badges to be issued to:
- People who have severe walking difficulties
- Those who have severe upper limb disabilities
- Those who are registered blind
- Children under the age of three who must be accompanied by bulky medical equipment or may need access to vehicles for emergency hospital treatment
- Severely injured war veterans who fall within tariffs 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
- Parents of a disabled child aged 2-16 can apply for a badge on their child’s behalf. The badge – which may be used anywhere in the EU – can be used in any vehicle the disabled person travels in, and the disabled person does not have to be the driver.
For more information about blue badges, please contact Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 764551 or call in at one of the council’s five customer service centres between 9:15am and 1pm or 2pm and 4:30pm Monday to Friday.