Disabled Parking Wyre Forest

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Disability Action wants to here from Blue Badge users-In Worcester Street and Church Street Kidderminster Disabled parking is limited to 1hour- if you believe like Disability action that this should be 3hours please email or write to us with your help we can show what the "Big Society" really means- Disability Action  is non- political but works with local politicians to promote disability equality
 

Good morning Mr Lawley, thank you for your letter and enclosed petition, regarding the request to convert the above one hour disabled bays to 3 hours stay. This will require the making of a Traffic Regulation Order and will now be added to the team's pending list of requests. These requests will be assessed and priority ranked, probably early next year. Those requests that are successfully ranked will be processed using the formal Traffic Order consultation procedure. Due to the requirement to consult external bodies and await responses, this process can take approximately 8 months, longer if formal objections have to be considered. Once the pending list has been assessed,  County Councillors will be informed as to which schemes have been successfully ranked and will be processed and which ones will not be pursued.

 

If further information is required I can also be contacted by telephone.

 

Regards

 

Dave Jew

Senior Traffic Engineer

Environmental Services

Worcestershire County Council

01905 768346

07930 759475


Thankyou for all the support Worcester Street became 3hrs parking on 28th February 2013






HOSPITAL PARKING


A Blog by Primrose Coley from Kidderminster shuttle

Marcus Hart Presiding: Do you take the revised hospital parking fees to be your lawful contribution? Some of which may help to support frontline care. Will you pay the charges for richer or poorer, in sickness or health?

Shame on you Marcus Hart! Because your - so called - rational argument that, " people who can afford to pay, should pay " and, " not all disabled people are poor " doesn't only apply to disabled people does it? It also applies to the able bodied and hospital staff too. All of whom are forced to pay for hospital parking.

How do you determine who can afford to pay in the first place, Marcus? Do you means test? Of course you don't. You prefer the easy option of one size fits all. This is just another cash cow waiting to be milked, and presumably, yet another version of your " Fair and Equitable " mantra.

Do you really understand the needs and difficulties faced by disabled people. Particularly wheelchair users? The very fact that a disabled person is issued with a Blue Badge in the first place, points to the fact that their needs are assessed and recognized, in order to qualify for said badge.

Spend a week in a wheelchair Marcus Hart, then carry out some serious fact-finding for yourself.

Oh! And please, please, drop that overworked mantra of yours. The one you trot out when parking fees are on the agenda for Wyre Forest. I refer to your " Fair and Equitable " mantra.

There's nothing remotely fair and equitable about charging Blue Badge holders to park. Anywhere!

This does nothing to score you Brownie points, and even less, if you are looking for devotees of your cause.

I challenge you, Marcus Hart, to put yourself in a disabled person's shoes ( wheelchair ) then make a more informed decision, based on the real meaning of ' fair and equitable '. I promise you Marcus, you will be surprised at how different this version will be from your - empty words - version.

DAWF @ KIDDERMINSTER HOSPITAL SEPTEMBER 2011


9th April 2014


 
 
 
 
Disabled Blue Badges
 
One of the recommendations from the Strategic Review Committee that was endorsed at November Council and approved at Full Council in February in the Financial Strategy, was is in relation to car parking charges and more specifically disabled blue badges, with a view to exploring the possibility of charging for them to generate more income.
 
The Cabinet Member has requested that the necessary due diligence be undertaken with Operational Managers in respect of this matter.  It was clearly stated in the recommendation that any risks associated with the impact of the proposal on the most vulnerable residents in the District would be addressed. To this end discussions took place with Disability Action Wyre Forest and visits were made to every car park in the District to assess accessibility.
 
It is estimated that the capital costs required to implement this policy would outweigh the potential revenue income well past the medium financial term.
 
Further, we have an estimated number of circa 5,000 blue badge holders within the District, but it is difficult to obtain specific details on exactly which benefits those particular holders are on.  Given that we would not be charging those users on certain benefits or those with mobility vehicles, or potentially a reduced rate for old age pensioners, the scheme already starts to become complicated, and possible income generation reduced. It is also difficult to predict with any certainty behaviour change.
 
Therefore,  having carried out the due diligence into this recommendation it has been concluded that charging Blue Badge holders will not be progressed.
 
The income generation associated with the recommendation will be addressed through the modernisation and rationalisation of less efficient pay and display machines and more targeted patrolling.

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