The Blue Badge scheme allows people with mobility problems (drivers or passengers) to park on the street closer to their destination.

It also applies to registered blind people and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand. The scheme has recently been extended to include to include people with conditions such as autism, dementia, Parkinson’s and anxiety. Check the eligibility criteria.

Applications can be made for a Blue Badge online or by calling 01305 224321. The cost is £10.

Disabled parking

Information about disabled parking spaces and parking concessions in Dorset Council car parks is available here.

Other car parks such as supermarkets are not managed by the council, and you will have to check to see if any concessions are available for disabled parking.