July 15, 2020 at 8:16 pm #188626Blue 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.
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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.MikeDonoghueParticipantPosts: 0Joined: 09/07/2020July 17, 2020 at 12:51 pm #188655Reply 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.
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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.
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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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