Berated in a disabled parking space by socilaist misfits!

Discussion in 'Motorhomes for the Disabled' started by ambulancekidd, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. spitfire

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    That’s the wording on the disabled parking spaces here but there are not very well used here . V easy to find an empty one
     
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  2. SteveB123

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    There are too many blue badges issued to people who dont need them.
     
  3. Aly1

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    You do qualify for a blue badge if you have terminal cancer in my area. You fast track the normal application process and just need a form signing by your Gp.
    Also in my area any patient attending hospital for cancer care has their parking ticket validated.
     
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  4. webby1

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    That's what you get from socialist misfits running things
     
  5. TeeMyob

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    Read My Bikers Post. Also anti Mercedes Badge.

    I think for most people I know who get a mobility vehicle, they should bring these back.....

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  6. Gooney

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    Hi @TinaL, I like your analogy about using shopping trolley as a walking aid, that’s me to a T, like you and others that have posted I have an occasional good day where I go stupid and think I can do all the things I used to, then suffer and am out of the game for days on end, I never learn and I do it all again next time I have a “good” day. The shopping trolley is one on my forms of exercise, I refuse a madgemobile and won’t use a walker, my stick is a must though, apart from supporting me, it is a flag to let other impatient pedestrians know I can’t get out of their way (doesn’t always work though)
     
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  7. Richard and Ann

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    Sheffield Weston Park is the same (y)
     
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    When Ann was poorly we went to Asda a couple of times, as I drove in I said I'll park in a disabled space and get a wheelchair for you. Didn't go down well with Ann "we haven't got a disabled badge! They are for disabled people!" etc anyway as it turned out I got a normal space right next to the last disabled space so it didn't really matter.

    She's fine now bless :love:
     
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  9. Puddleduck

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    There was a works van parked in our disabled space - plenty of spaces close by where the van could have parked. The van was also blocking the dropped kerb. I asked if the van could be moved and got the flip so I phoned their head office. The van was moved quick smart - and they had very long faces as they watched my daughter help me into the chair and then into the police station. Daughter also pointed out the dash cam as I was worried about vandalism to the car.

    I think a lot of us are like that.

    Our local supermarkets are very good and will issue a temporary permit if you ask at customer services. :)

    Glad Ann is fine now.



    The rules have changed and tightened up a lot in the last few years. Today you need to have a medical examination and assessment before a badge is issued. It is far from easy to obtain the badge.

    The biggest issue I observe is that badges are used outside the scope for which they are issued - used by family members as illustrated above for example. If the badge holder has a driver then the badge holder is supposed to be taken to a place of safety (I would say unloaded but that is not a nice way to put it) whilst the driver parks the car in a "normal" space.
     
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  10. chrisgreen

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    in Banbury where we shop all council parking spaces are disabled and free if you have a blue badge:xThumb:
     
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    " If the badge holder has a driver then the badge holder is supposed to be taken to a place of safety (I would say unloaded but that is not a nice way to put it) whilst the driver parks the car in a "normal" space."

    That's not always either practicable or desirable nowadays .
     
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    LOL, we had some, errm, strange names for them ;)
     
  13. Mr Chrysalis

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    Remember too, not all disabilities are visible. You do not have to be on crutches or in a wheelchair in order to need to be able to park near to toilet facilities.
     
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  16. TCG

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    Yes we heard :LOL::LOL:
     
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    hear hear those in need, should be looked after, regardles ,pj
     
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    yes yes,pj
     
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    Several years ago, after one of our daughters broke her hip aged 14 she went with Paul to our local Tesco one day. He parked the convertible, private plated Mercedes in the disabled bay closest to the door, got out and walked around to help Charlotte out. The security chappie started walking over to him to remonstrate but when he saw the crutches being brought out of the boot offered to bring a wheelchair to the car for her to use. That’s customer service.
    Recently my mum had a knee replacement and a temporary blue badge would have been a boon. I think temporary blue badges are a good idea for people with short term disabilities eg after an operation etc but understand why they’re not issued.
     
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  20. jezport

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    The blue badge can make such a difference to those with visible or non visible disabilities be them mental or physical.

    It can be the difference between them being housebound or getting out. It can mean they can work rather than sit at home claiming benefits.

    For those diagnosed with a terminal illness anything to make their remaining time easier has to be a good thing.

    There are a lot of people who choose to have as normal life as possible and keep their disabilities as hidden as possible. Its better than sitting at home or in a hospital wasting their lives.

    The Blue badge costs a small amount compared to paying out benefits for not working and makes a huge difference for many people.
     
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