Blue badge concessions

Parking information for Blue Badge holders

If you are a Blue Badge holder you are exempt from some waiting restrictions and some parking charges as long as your valid Blue Badge and time clock are displayed correctly. If the details (particularly the expiry date) are faded and cannot be read, the badge should be returned to the issuing office.

In many of our car parks, parking is free.  However, parking may be restricted to the maximum time allowed in the car park. The time limit for each car park will be displayed on signs. Where parking is free, this applies to all bays in the car park, not just those dedicated for disabled users. 

Free parking is not available in the Mitchell Road multi-storey car park.

Vehicles correctly displaying a valid Blue Badge may park for up to a maximum of three hours on single or double yellow lines. The time clock must be set showing the time of arrival. No return is permitted to the same location within one hour of leaving.

 

Free evening parking
Free parking from 6pm-7am in the Swan Centre car park only.  If using the rooftop car park you will need to validate your ticket at a paystation before leaving the car park.

On-street parking bays

Parking in dedicated on-street bays is unrestricted provided a valid Blue Badge is correctly displayed. Some bays are restricted to disabled permits holders for certain times of the day only. The hours are displayed on the adjacent roadside plates and outside these times the bays are available to any vehicles.

Resident parking bays
Parking is unrestricted provided a valid Blue Badge is correctly displayed.

Limited Waiting parking bays
Parking is unrestricted provided a valid Blue Badge is correctly displayed.

Taxi bays, bus stops, loading bays, cycle lanes and school zig zags
Parking is NOT PERMITTED at any time in these areas during hours of operation.

Loading bay areas
Parking is NOT PERMITTED at any time in these areas during hours of operation.

Dropped footways (& raised carriageways)
Parking is NOT PERMITTED at any time adjacent to a dropped footway or raised carriageway.

NOTE - You should at all times observe the highway code and not park opposite or within 10 metres of a junction or where it would endanger, inconvenience or cause an obstruction.

Apply for a Blue badge (Hampshire County Council)