Blue Badge misuse campaign award for council

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 March 2018

The council has been awarded for its campaign against Blue Badge misuse. Picture: PA

The council has been awarded for its campaign against Blue Badge misuse. Picture: PA

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An award for tackling Blue Badge misuse through education and enforcement has been won by Bromley Council.

The accolade, under the Parking in the Community category, was awarded by the British Parking Association.

Cllr William Huntington-Thresher, executive cllr for environment, said: “As well as prosecuting offenders, we are committed to ensuring Blue Badge holders know the rules and it’s vitally important that they explain the law to relatives, as our prosecutions show that they are mainly responsible for misuse.

“It is excellent that our innovative twin track education and enforcement programme has been recognised and I recommend it to other councils.”

The measures introduced to combat misuse include warning signs displayed in key areas on-street and in council policed car parks, daily checks by Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), business cards encouraging badge holders to report their misuse concerns.

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