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    Blue Badge applications/renewals

    As well as moderating on here I volunteer as a social policy researcher. Hope you don’t mind me picking your brains…

    I’m doing some research into blue badge application/ renewal processes and I’d be interested to hear about how it’s done in different authorities. I’d like to hear about both good and bad experiences. Feel free to send me a private message if you’d rather share that way. Thanks in advance.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    #188640
    Reply To: Blue Badge applications/renewals

    Hertfordshire Blue Badge application was painless, very simple and well organised.

    Reminders when an existing badge expires are not given. I forgot to check and needed to wait a couple of extra weeks on the standard three to receive the new one. We remembered in time for my Mother-in-Law and the new one arrived very quickly.

    MikeDonoghue
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    Reply To: Blue Badge applications/renewals

    Up here in Lancashire it has been reasonably painless, if you have access to a computer. If not a trip to a library or similar is required. I applied early,to ensure there was no gap, and the renewed badge turned up in about ten days. Cost is £10, which, to some extent , I accept, but adds another layer to the application process which i feel those who are not computer literate, will find makes the task much harder.
    Still is a bit of a worry each time for me, making sure I have the correct documentation, and indeed if it will be approved. Considering that there is NO enforcement of Blue badge abuse up here, I suppose I should not be worried, but like all of these things we have to go through, you can never be sure.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #188686
    Reply To: Blue Badge applications/renewals

    Thank you for your responses. From this and from responses on Facebook I am seeing variation across issuing authorities despite there being a central government portal.

    Would anyone have any objections to me using these comments if I keep them anonymised? I will only use relevant info.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    #188691
    Reply To: Blue Badge applications/renewals

    More than happy for you to use mine.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #189051
    Reply To: Blue Badge applications/renewals

    Mine straightforward and fairly fast return.

    Just like to highlight using the official gov portal and not a broker or online company.

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    Cat Cat
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