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  • Dropped Kerbs and Double Parking

    Dropped Kerbs and Double Parking

    Sheffield City Council is running a survey to gather information on whether, and what hot spots there are for issues with certain forms of pavement parking and obstructing dropped kerb crossing points. The short timescale ( closing date 27 March ) seems to indicate a wish to minimise the issue so please make it a priority to show council parking service otherwise!

  • Don't be a Selfish Parker

    Don't be a Selfish Parker

    The Selfish Parking’ campaign calls for more respect for people with accessibility needs, It aims to highlight why it’s not okay to misuse a disabled parking space or blue badge and educate and raise awareness of the importance of effective parking management in addressing many of the issues that impact negatively on local communities.

  • 'Shocking Disparity' Over Blue Badge Approvals

    'Shocking Disparity' Over Blue Badge Approvals

    People with hidden disabilities and conditions such as autism and Parkinson’s Disease are much less likely to be approved for a Blue Badge, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Of 109 councils who responded to a BBC Shared Data Unit Freedom of Information Request,80% across the UK had higher approval rates for physical conditions. In ten councils the disparity between physical and hidden conditions was more than 50%.

  • Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Consultation Over Pavement Parking Ban Plan

    Pavement parking often presents major challenges for disabled people, especially for people with visual impairments , wheelchair users and people who use mobility aids, leading to calls to make it illegal. After years of campaigning the Government has set up a consultation on whether pavement parking should be banned and local authorities given more powers to challenge those who do so.The consultation closes on 22 November 2020.

  • Lacking Parking Bays in Your Area?

    Lacking Parking Bays in Your Area?

    Anne-Marie Marshall complained to Sheffield City Council and successfully campaigned for parking bays for blue badge holders, in her area of Crookes. So much so that the Council has asked her to help them identify where bays are needed. Anne-Marie is inviting you to contact her if you live in an area where there are on street parking bays that don’t have bays for blue badge holders so that she can let the Council know.

  • Hidden Disability Changes To Blue Badge Scheme

    People with ‘hidden disabilities’ will soon be able to get Blue Badge parking permits due to the biggest review of the scheme since it was set up almost half a century ago. The changes will ‘go live’ on 30 August 2019 and we will update our Disability Sheffield Blue Badge Factsheet nearer the time when full details are known.

  • Petition Over Disabled Parking Bays in Sheffield

    A petition has been set up by a Sheffield citizen to protest at discrimination against disabled drivers in the city’s major new roads upgrading scheme, claiming that ‘Streets Ahead’ have resurfaced on street parking zones across Sheffield but have not included disabled bays. Disabled adults, children and carers should be able to shop locally, meet friends and support local businesses. Without “disabled bays”, this makes it difficult and is discriminatory. If you agree Ann-Marie asks you to sign her petition.

  • Blue Badge Consultation on Extending Eligibility

    People with ‘invisible’ disabilities and non-physical disabilities could soon be eligible for blue badges, thanks to a planned change in government policies. The Blue Badge consultation is taking place until March 18th, if you wish to give your views.

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