Users of disabled bays in Brighton and Hove angered by £10 admin fee for lost paperwork

PUZZLED: Christine with Bill Nye

PUZZLED: Christine with Bill Nye

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DISABLED residents could be made to pay £10 to prove they still require special parking bays outside their homes.

The 180 owners of disabled parking bays in the Hangleton and Knoll and South Portslade wards have been contacted as part of a city-wide project to reassess the need for disabled parking for residents.

Anyone who does not still have the paperwork proving they are the original applicant for the bay will have to pay £10.

Disgruntled residents “object to the principle, not the cost” of having to find the records for bays that have been in place for years.

Kathy Hemestretch, of Elm Drive in Hove, has had a disabled parking bay for her son Kieran for the past 19 years after he was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder, when he was ten.

She said the letter from the council was not posted to her but put on a street sign in the road.

She said if she does not pay to renew her bay it will be removed within a fortnight.

She said: “We are saving the country thousands by not putting our son into care and yet they are targeting us.”

The disabled bay outside Bill Nye’s home is vital for his wife Christine with Bill, who was paralysed down her right side following a brain haemorrhage in 1995.

He said: “The council put the disabled bay in, so how can they say now they don’t know about it?”

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokeswoman said the authority had contacted more than 180 original applicants by telephone and letter.

The council said there were nine disabled bays with no applicant data and, in some instances, residents have been using bays registered to a previous applicant.

She said: “The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing.

“If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.”

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6:23am Fri 22 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

“The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing.
If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.”

This makes no sense at all ! So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?

This looks like a council department with little to do that has suddenly spotted it is over staffed and is purposely inventing tasks to make it look busy. Time for some P45s I'm afraid.
“The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing. If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.” This makes no sense at all ! So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ? This looks like a council department with little to do that has suddenly spotted it is over staffed and is purposely inventing tasks to make it look busy. Time for some P45s I'm afraid. Fight_Back
  • Score: 17

6:37am Fri 22 Aug 14

well i never says...

there is a disabled bay in st thomas road, worthing that serves simply to be the parking bay for a camper van that apparently never moves except for an MOT that seems an abuse of the system, meanwhile B & H city council seem to be missing the administrative point, if they are writing to all the residents they obviously have a list, and surely they hold records, they could have used this as a customer relations exercise and simply updated the records by contacting the residents concerned to confirm that the original applicant still needs the bay if not it may be appropriate to remove the bay, or it may be appropriate to leave it as a disabled bay after all disabled drivers do actually drive and visit other locations. B & H city council should be seen to be supporting the needs of the disabled in a positive and freindly manner.
there is a disabled bay in st thomas road, worthing that serves simply to be the parking bay for a camper van that apparently never moves except for an MOT that seems an abuse of the system, meanwhile B & H city council seem to be missing the administrative point, if they are writing to all the residents they obviously have a list, and surely they hold records, they could have used this as a customer relations exercise and simply updated the records by contacting the residents concerned to confirm that the original applicant still needs the bay if not it may be appropriate to remove the bay, or it may be appropriate to leave it as a disabled bay after all disabled drivers do actually drive and visit other locations. B & H city council should be seen to be supporting the needs of the disabled in a positive and freindly manner. well i never
  • Score: 14

7:12am Fri 22 Aug 14

rogerthefish says...

£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house. rogerthefish
  • Score: 20

7:34am Fri 22 Aug 14

monkeymoo says...

rogerthefish wrote:
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!?

Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client.
I think £10 is reasonable to ask.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: £10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.[/p][/quote]If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!? Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client. I think £10 is reasonable to ask. monkeymoo
  • Score: 14

7:54am Fri 22 Aug 14

Sussex jim says...

rogerthefish wrote:
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
Roger, it is not an issue of free parking. Perhaps you would like a disability; then you would no longer be a "poor punter" who can still walk to their house from a remote parking spot.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: £10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.[/p][/quote]Roger, it is not an issue of free parking. Perhaps you would like a disability; then you would no longer be a "poor punter" who can still walk to their house from a remote parking spot. Sussex jim
  • Score: 8

7:56am Fri 22 Aug 14

leftysmellbags says...

Good, they are mostly fakers anyway - oooh its me back doctor I can hardly walk let alone work. Give me a free car and benefits and dont forget me blue badge and parking bay.
Good, they are mostly fakers anyway - oooh its me back doctor I can hardly walk let alone work. Give me a free car and benefits and dont forget me blue badge and parking bay. leftysmellbags
  • Score: -10

8:43am Fri 22 Aug 14

Fight_Back says...

monkeymoo wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!?

Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client.
I think £10 is reasonable to ask.
I wouldn't have a problem if a resident was asking the council for a copy of paperwork they had lost and the charge was £10 but this is the COUNCIL asking residents for paperwork. So if the council have lost their paperwork maybe the residents should be charging the council to provide a copy.

Typical of jumped up council employees thinking they are better than the residents they are meant to SERVE.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: £10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.[/p][/quote]If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!? Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client. I think £10 is reasonable to ask.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't have a problem if a resident was asking the council for a copy of paperwork they had lost and the charge was £10 but this is the COUNCIL asking residents for paperwork. So if the council have lost their paperwork maybe the residents should be charging the council to provide a copy. Typical of jumped up council employees thinking they are better than the residents they are meant to SERVE. Fight_Back
  • Score: 3

9:43am Fri 22 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

The disabled bay outside Bill Nye’s home is vital for his wife Christine with Bill, who was paralysed down her right side following a brain haemorrhage in 1995.

I am sorry Neil, I know you have other talents...phnaar! phnaar! but this paragraph makes as much sense to me. Perhaps the lycra is a little too tight.....
The disabled bay outside Bill Nye’s home is vital for his wife Christine with Bill, who was paralysed down her right side following a brain haemorrhage in 1995. I am sorry Neil, I know you have other talents...phnaar! phnaar! but this paragraph makes as much sense to me. Perhaps the lycra is a little too tight..... Valentinian
  • Score: -8

10:26am Fri 22 Aug 14

cookie_brighton says...

leftysmellbags wrote:
Good, they are mostly fakers anyway - oooh its me back doctor I can hardly walk let alone work. Give me a free car and benefits and dont forget me blue badge and parking bay.
you seem to know the system.............w
ould you be one of the fakers you describe.
[quote][p][bold]leftysmellbags[/bold] wrote: Good, they are mostly fakers anyway - oooh its me back doctor I can hardly walk let alone work. Give me a free car and benefits and dont forget me blue badge and parking bay.[/p][/quote]you seem to know the system.............w ould you be one of the fakers you describe. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 5

12:50pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Fight_Back wrote:
“The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing.
If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.”

This makes no sense at all ! So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?

This looks like a council department with little to do that has suddenly spotted it is over staffed and is purposely inventing tasks to make it look busy. Time for some P45s I'm afraid.
"So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?"

No.

The report states:

"Anyone who does not still have the paperwork proving they are the original applicant for the bay will have to pay £10. "

So, anyone who produces that documentation will be nothing to continue to use it.

"The council said there were nine disabled bays with no applicant data and, in some instances, residents have been using bays registered to a previous applicant. "

Using a bay that was not allocated to you is an offence, regardless of whether or not you are registered disabled.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: “The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing. If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.” This makes no sense at all ! So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ? This looks like a council department with little to do that has suddenly spotted it is over staffed and is purposely inventing tasks to make it look busy. Time for some P45s I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]"So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?" No. The report states: "Anyone who does not still have the paperwork proving they are the original applicant for the bay will have to pay £10. " So, anyone who produces that documentation will be nothing to continue to use it. "The council said there were nine disabled bays with no applicant data and, in some instances, residents have been using bays registered to a previous applicant. " Using a bay that was not allocated to you is an offence, regardless of whether or not you are registered disabled. notslimjim
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

monkeymoo wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!?

Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client.
I think £10 is reasonable to ask.
It's free to those who can prove that they are the original applicant.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: £10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.[/p][/quote]If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!? Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client. I think £10 is reasonable to ask.[/p][/quote]It's free to those who can prove that they are the original applicant. notslimjim
  • Score: 2

1:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

notslimjim wrote:
Fight_Back wrote:
“The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing.
If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.”

This makes no sense at all ! So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?

This looks like a council department with little to do that has suddenly spotted it is over staffed and is purposely inventing tasks to make it look busy. Time for some P45s I'm afraid.
"So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?"

No.

The report states:

"Anyone who does not still have the paperwork proving they are the original applicant for the bay will have to pay £10. "

So, anyone who produces that documentation will be nothing to continue to use it.

"The council said there were nine disabled bays with no applicant data and, in some instances, residents have been using bays registered to a previous applicant. "

Using a bay that was not allocated to you is an offence, regardless of whether or not you are registered disabled.
"So, anyone who produces that documentation will be CHARGED nothing to continue to use it"

Oops.
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: “The £10 is an administration charge and goes towards the maintenance of the bay such as re-lining or new signing. If residents can prove they are the original applicant of the bay, as many have already, we are happy to waiver the charge.” This makes no sense at all ! So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ? This looks like a council department with little to do that has suddenly spotted it is over staffed and is purposely inventing tasks to make it look busy. Time for some P45s I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]"So the council are claiming that if someone that isn't the original applicant is using the space then there is a maintenance cost but if the original applicant is using it then there isn't any cost ?" No. The report states: "Anyone who does not still have the paperwork proving they are the original applicant for the bay will have to pay £10. " So, anyone who produces that documentation will be nothing to continue to use it. "The council said there were nine disabled bays with no applicant data and, in some instances, residents have been using bays registered to a previous applicant. " Using a bay that was not allocated to you is an offence, regardless of whether or not you are registered disabled.[/p][/quote]"So, anyone who produces that documentation will be CHARGED nothing to continue to use it" Oops. notslimjim
  • Score: 1

2:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

monkeymoo says...

notslimjim wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!?

Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client.
I think £10 is reasonable to ask.
It's free to those who can prove that they are the original applicant.
Perhaps you should read the comment that i quoted first.
It clearly states:
'£10 is cheap for free parking'.

This is a complete contradiction, as if it is £10, then it is not free.

Stevo!!, f you need any help with any other English language issues then just ask....
It will (might) prevent you from looking stupid again.
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: £10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.[/p][/quote]If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!? Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client. I think £10 is reasonable to ask.[/p][/quote]It's free to those who can prove that they are the original applicant.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should read the comment that i quoted first. It clearly states: '£10 is cheap for free parking'. This is a complete contradiction, as if it is £10, then it is not free. Stevo!!, f you need any help with any other English language issues then just ask.... It will (might) prevent you from looking stupid again. monkeymoo
  • Score: 2

3:05pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

monkeymoo wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
£10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.
If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!?

Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client.
I think £10 is reasonable to ask.
It's free to those who can prove that they are the original applicant.
Perhaps you should read the comment that i quoted first.
It clearly states:
'£10 is cheap for free parking'.

This is a complete contradiction, as if it is £10, then it is not free.

Stevo!!, f you need any help with any other English language issues then just ask....
It will (might) prevent you from looking stupid again.
You quoted another poster who was simply giving his opinion.

The facts are that anyone who can prove they are the original person granted a parking space, they won't be charged £10 for the re-issuing of that permit.

Thank you for giving the chance to make you look stupid again...that's twice on this thread, lol.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: £10 is cheap for free parking, just think of the poor punters who have to pay £3.50 an hour in Central area and still can't find a spot, or the numerous and growing who have to pay for a permit for outside your own house.[/p][/quote]If its £10, then surely it's not 'Free'!? Either way, most (if not all) companies would charge an admin fee if paperwork has been lost by the client. I think £10 is reasonable to ask.[/p][/quote]It's free to those who can prove that they are the original applicant.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should read the comment that i quoted first. It clearly states: '£10 is cheap for free parking'. This is a complete contradiction, as if it is £10, then it is not free. Stevo!!, f you need any help with any other English language issues then just ask.... It will (might) prevent you from looking stupid again.[/p][/quote]You quoted another poster who was simply giving his opinion. The facts are that anyone who can prove they are the original person granted a parking space, they won't be charged £10 for the re-issuing of that permit. Thank you for giving the chance to make you look stupid again...that's twice on this thread, lol. notslimjim
  • Score: -2

3:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

E-Warrior says...

The whole point of this exercise is the stupidity of the council, as it is they that lost the paperwork and not the residents. I had one of these letters last year where I live. I just rang my local councillor and he had words with office that issued the letter and the charge was waived. Why should we have to pay for the council departments incompetence?
The whole point of this exercise is the stupidity of the council, as it is they that lost the paperwork and not the residents. I had one of these letters last year where I live. I just rang my local councillor and he had words with office that issued the letter and the charge was waived. Why should we have to pay for the council departments incompetence? E-Warrior
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Fri 22 Aug 14

steve28 says...

I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle.
1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time.
2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it.
3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week.
so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.
I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle. 1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time. 2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it. 3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week. so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services. steve28
  • Score: 9

4:03pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

steve28 wrote:
I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle.
1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time.
2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it.
3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week.
so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.
I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing.

You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.
[quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle. 1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time. 2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it. 3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week. so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing. You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it. notslimjim
  • Score: -2

6:18pm Fri 22 Aug 14

steve28 says...

notslimjim wrote:
steve28 wrote:
I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle.
1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time.
2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it.
3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week.
so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.
I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing.

You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.
When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle. 1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time. 2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it. 3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week. so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing. You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.[/p][/quote]When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well. steve28
  • Score: 5

6:31pm Fri 22 Aug 14

76robmac says...

£10.00 is very reasonable,so stop moaning'I had to pay a lot more for white lines over my drive.
£10.00 is very reasonable,so stop moaning'I had to pay a lot more for white lines over my drive. 76robmac
  • Score: 2

6:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

steve28 wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
steve28 wrote:
I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle.
1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time.
2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it.
3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week.
so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.
I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing.

You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.
When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.
So yours was a totally new application.

This is in line with what the council is doing with those who cannot prove they currently have the use of a bay.

The people in the report are residents who seem to have been allocated a specific bay for their own use. Sadly, you haven't been given that option.

I do hope you aren't inconvenienced. Being disabled must be dreadful.
[quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle. 1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time. 2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it. 3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week. so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing. You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.[/p][/quote]When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.[/p][/quote]So yours was a totally new application. This is in line with what the council is doing with those who cannot prove they currently have the use of a bay. The people in the report are residents who seem to have been allocated a specific bay for their own use. Sadly, you haven't been given that option. I do hope you aren't inconvenienced. Being disabled must be dreadful. notslimjim
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Fri 22 Aug 14

E-Warrior says...

notslimjim wrote:
steve28 wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
steve28 wrote:
I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle.
1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time.
2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it.
3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week.
so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.
I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing.

You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.
When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.
So yours was a totally new application.

This is in line with what the council is doing with those who cannot prove they currently have the use of a bay.

The people in the report are residents who seem to have been allocated a specific bay for their own use. Sadly, you haven't been given that option.

I do hope you aren't inconvenienced. Being disabled must be dreadful.
Sarcastic tw*t!
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle. 1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time. 2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it. 3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week. so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing. You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.[/p][/quote]When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.[/p][/quote]So yours was a totally new application. This is in line with what the council is doing with those who cannot prove they currently have the use of a bay. The people in the report are residents who seem to have been allocated a specific bay for their own use. Sadly, you haven't been given that option. I do hope you aren't inconvenienced. Being disabled must be dreadful.[/p][/quote]Sarcastic tw*t! E-Warrior
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7:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

E-Warrior wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
steve28 wrote:
notslimjim wrote:
steve28 wrote:
I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle.
1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time.
2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it.
3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week.
so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.
I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing.

You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.
When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.
So yours was a totally new application.

This is in line with what the council is doing with those who cannot prove they currently have the use of a bay.

The people in the report are residents who seem to have been allocated a specific bay for their own use. Sadly, you haven't been given that option.

I do hope you aren't inconvenienced. Being disabled must be dreadful.
Sarcastic tw*t!
I explained facts.

Obviously reality is something that doesn't enter your life.

Maybe when your drugs run out you might improve.
[quote][p][bold]E-Warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve28[/bold] wrote: I am a blue badge holder, a disabled bay user and own a motability vehicle. 1.Blue badge does not come free and has to be reapplied for every three years, and paid for every time. 2.Have paid for disabled bay on road but have been told that even though I paid for it, I could not stop anybody with a blue badge using it. 3. I have a mobility vehicle but it does not come free, mine cost approximately £56 pre week. so not as cheep as people think, nothing is free and would love not to be disabled and need these services.[/p][/quote]I'm not doubting a word of what you say, but your post does seem to contradict what the council are doing. You claim that having the permit doesn't guarantee you the use of a bay should one not be available. Did you pay for the use of a specific bay? In that case, it should only be you who is able to use it.[/p][/quote]When i applied for bay had to pay £10 deposit, which is non refundable if application is not successful, and was told any other blue badge holder could use it as well.[/p][/quote]So yours was a totally new application. This is in line with what the council is doing with those who cannot prove they currently have the use of a bay. The people in the report are residents who seem to have been allocated a specific bay for their own use. Sadly, you haven't been given that option. I do hope you aren't inconvenienced. Being disabled must be dreadful.[/p][/quote]Sarcastic tw*t![/p][/quote]I explained facts. Obviously reality is something that doesn't enter your life. Maybe when your drugs run out you might improve. notslimjim
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8:39pm Fri 22 Aug 14

melee says...

I don't understand this at all. So if you aren't the original applicant you shouldn't be using the bay? How come on the council website, in the section on how to apply for a disabled parking bay there are FAQs and one says "Will the bay be only for me to use?", to which the reply is "While the bay is put in for the applicant, anyone with a blue badge may park there".

So if the people now using the bays are current blue badge holders where is the problem?
I don't understand this at all. So if you aren't the original applicant you shouldn't be using the bay? How come on the council website, in the section on how to apply for a disabled parking bay there are FAQs and one says "Will the bay be only for me to use?", to which the reply is "While the bay is put in for the applicant, anyone with a blue badge may park there". So if the people now using the bays are current blue badge holders where is the problem? melee
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8:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

melee says...

Link if you are interested (and I've done it right) http://www.brighton-
hove.gov.uk/content/
parking-and-travel/p
arking/disabled-park
ing-bays
Link if you are interested (and I've done it right) http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ parking-and-travel/p arking/disabled-park ing-bays melee
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8:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

melee says...

No I haven't, sorry!
No I haven't, sorry! melee
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10:35pm Fri 22 Aug 14

MasonStorm says...

£10 for free parking if you were retarded enough to throw away the paperwork?? Why are these idiots complaining??!
£10 for free parking if you were retarded enough to throw away the paperwork?? Why are these idiots complaining??! MasonStorm
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9:55am Sat 23 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

MasonStorm wrote:
£10 for free parking if you were retarded enough to throw away the paperwork?? Why are these idiots complaining??!
Perhaps because it's the council's responsibility to maintain its own paperwork?
[quote][p][bold]MasonStorm[/bold] wrote: £10 for free parking if you were retarded enough to throw away the paperwork?? Why are these idiots complaining??![/p][/quote]Perhaps because it's the council's responsibility to maintain its own paperwork? notslimjim
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