The Blue Badge scheme
Blue Badge Copycat Website Alert
Please be aware that we have been alerted to a copycat online application site that is offering to assist with a Blue Badge application for a charge of £49.
The URL of the website is https://bluebadge-uk.com and appears as the top link when searching for Blue Badge on the major search engines.
As always only apply via https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge or by using the “Apply for a Blue Badge” button on this page.
Any residents affected by this may wish to contact Citizens Advice Consumer Services 03454 040506 or online via their website at http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice/consumer_service.html
Displaying the Blue Badge in your car allows you to park in dedicated parking bays. This helps you park closer to your destination. Even if you don't have a car you can use your Blue Badge in someone else's car, when they drive you somewhere. You can find out more about the Blue Badge scheme from GOV.UK.
Kingston Hospital - New car parking charge for Blue Badge Holders from 7 January 2019
From 7 January 2019 a £2.00 flat rate car parking charge will apply to Blue Badge Holders, however you will need to register your vehicle to use the reduced rate.
You can register on the Kingston Hospital website by clicking here.
You will need to provide your name, email, Blue Badge Holder number and car registration.
For more information, please contact Kingston Hospital:
Apply for a Blue Badge
You can apply for a Blue Badge through GOV.UK. There is a £10.00 charge, this is the only fee that will apply. Once you have made an online application, please
Applications may take up to eight weeks to process. So if you are applying for a review of your Blue Badge, please apply at least 12 weeks before your current badge is due to expire.
Please note that we offer a weekly support session every Thursday afternoon from 2pm-4pm for those applying for a Blue Badge where we will talk through the process and what evidence is required. This is a drop-in service, we are located in the Information & Advice Centre, ground floor Guildhall 2. If you require assistance accessing the building please call 020 8547 5005 and we can arrange this.
If you would like any support or assistance with completing the application form please call us on 020 8547 5005
Where you can park with a Blue Badge
Blue Badge holders may park on a single or double yellow line for up to three hours except where there is a ban on loading or unloading, as indicated by an adjacent time plate and markings on the kerb beside the yellow line(s), and parts of central London where local schemes apply.
Blue Badge holders may park for free, for as long as is required, in on-street and surface car parks controlled by pay and display machines unless signs in the area state otherwise.
Disabled parking bays
You may park for free, for as long as is required, unless signs state otherwise with a limited time allowed in the bay.
Blue Badge parking bays
We provide parking bays throughout the borough particularly within Kingston Town Centre and local shopping areas for the exclusive use of blue badge holders.
Some disabled parking bays are time limited; please check the signs carefully when you park. If there are no times displayed the bay is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your rights and responsibilities
You, and those who drive you, need to know your rights and responsibilities with the Blue Badge. The Blue Badge scheme guide details your rights and responsibilities and sets out the rules for when and where you can park: The blue badge scheme, how it works in England, and a user's rights and responsibilities