As part of the Crossing the Line campaign relaunch, Community Protection are running a Disabled Blue Badge amnesty throughout November.

The Blue Badge Scheme is for citizens who have mobility problems and allows a person to park in specially provided parking spaces to allow them easier access to facilities. The campaign aims to reduce the misuse and abuse of the mobility Blue Badge scheme. It is a criminal offence for anyone to misuse the badge, and doing so could lead to a £1,000 fine and confiscation of the badge.

If someone has a Blue Badge that is not theirs, has expired or is no longer required, the badge can be handed in to any of the Nottingham local libraries during the amnesty – with no questions asked.

The launch starts on 2 November with a stand in St Peters Gate from 10am to 2pm where citizens can meet the Community Protection team to find out more about the Blue Badge Scheme, the Crossing the Line campaign or even hand in a badge that is no longer needed. Why not come along and look at some examples of misused badges!