Blue Badge Consultation
The Blue Badge (Disabled Persons' Parking) scheme came into effect in 1971 under section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
Powys County Council is proposing to reduce this concession.
Why? The service has to find savings of £100,000 this year. This figure contributes to a wider savings target of £2m for the highways, transport and recycling service and a council wide savings target of £8.5m.
We asked and heard back from over 600 blue badge holders, family members and other residents and organisations who wished to express a view on the four proposals outlined during June and July 2018.
The council's preferred option was to seek a contribution towards parking from blue badge holders whereby they paid to park for an hour or two but would get another hour free on top.
The majority of respondents wanted the council to find the savings from elsewhere and sustain the current free parking for blue badge holders policy but the councils' preferred option was rating as the next best option.
All the comments have now been analysed and reported back to the service and Cabinet Member for a decision. This page will be updated once a decision has been taken.