Posted: Thu 20th Jun 2024

Blue Badge holders welcome city centre checks for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Checks were recently carried out on blue badges in Wrexham city centre.

Enforcement officers at Wrexham Council spoke to holders using Waterworld and the Library car parks, Egerton Street, Duke Street, St Mark’s Road, Priory Street, Regent Street, King Street, Rhosddu Road, the disabled bays at Wrexham Bus Station, Upper Town Hill, High Street and Yorke Street.

These areas were chosen as they are known locations for high blue badge use.

Badge holders welcomed the checks being completed by the council’s enforcement officers.

In total 167 blue badges were checked on the day and specific advice was given on how to use the badge correctly and areas where badges can be used.

Officers found only one badge out of date and two cases of possible misuse.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council with responsibility for parking enforcement, said: “The blue badge system is meant for those with a genuine disability and it’s unacceptable that people are abusing the badge system.

“It’s good to know that badge holders were positive about the checks and welcomed them.

“Time and time again we see cars in disabled spaces without a blue badge and it’s unfair on those who genuinely need to park in these spaces and we will take a zero tolerance view of it.

“Please ensure the badge scheme is not abused to ensure that those who are entitled to use them to go about their daily tasks with independence and dignity can do so.”

You can find out how to use your blue badge correctly on the Welsh Government Website The Blue Badge Scheme: rights and responsibilities in Wales

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