With all the correspondence concerning parking, I am surprised that no-one has written about the emotive subject of blue badges and disabled parking.

I am not sure whether local car drivers are selfish or thoughtless. I have lost count of the number of times I have tried to park in a clearly defined space, only to find that it has been taken by someone who is fortunate enough not to need it.

Someone who parks in a disabled space without the necessary permit should be fined just as if they had parked on yellow lines.

I have written to my local Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's about the difficulty of parking in their designated bays but nothing has been done and I have not even had the courtesy of a reply.

Customer services say they get dozens of complaints every day.

-Mrs SA Simpson, Hove