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Does anyone know if there's a consistent law across all boroughs for
disabled spaces in residential roads? I've noticed in Sutton for example
they have a sign indicating clearly that they are for the use of any orange
badge holder.

Nearer home in Wandsworth and Lambeth I noticed a more proprietorial
attitude, spaces are created and used exclusively by the disabled homeowner.
Ultimately the disabled person then moves home and the space remains to be
used by the next occupant, disabled or otherwise.

The reason I ask is that a housebound elderly woman I know in Lambeth
can't get access to the space near her home as it's been taken up
permanently by the far from disabled resident of the nearest property. A
council chap came round the other day and tried to have words but had to
retreat under threat of violence.

These spaces seem a pretty good idea to me if they are used with
consideration but if as seems often the case,. they aren't, should the
council remove them once the disabled resident who originally requested them
moves on?

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Jeff Mowatt wrote:
Does anyone know if there's a consistent law across all boroughs for
disabled spaces in residential roads? I've noticed in Sutton for
example they have a sign indicating clearly that they are for the use
of any orange badge holder.

Nearer home in Wandsworth and Lambeth I noticed a more proprietorial
attitude, spaces are created and used exclusively by the disabled
homeowner. Ultimately the disabled person then moves home and the
space remains to be used by the next occupant, disabled or otherwise.

The reason I ask is that a housebound elderly woman I know in Lambeth
can't get access to the space near her home as it's been taken up
permanently by the far from disabled resident of the nearest
property. A council chap came round the other day and tried to have
words but had to retreat under threat of violence.


Is it marked as a space for disabled drivers? If so, the resident who parks
there should be ticketed every time.

These spaces seem a pretty good idea to me if they are used with
consideration but if as seems often the case,. they aren't, should the
council remove them once the disabled resident who originally
requested them moves on?


Absolutely. Hounslow do that already.
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Does anyone know if there's a consistent law across all boroughs for
disabled spaces in residential roads? I've noticed in Sutton for example
they have a sign indicating clearly that they are for the use of any orange
badge holder.


I know that in some Boroughs, Blue Badge holders can park in a residents
space in any CPZ without having to buy a residents permit, but in other Boroughs
they can't. Sometimes parking issues are inconsistent *within* a Borough.

These spaces seem a pretty good idea to me if they are used with
consideration but if as seems often the case,. they aren't, should the
council remove them once the disabled resident who originally requested them
moves on?


They regularly remove disabled spaces when they are no longer required.


Robin


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On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 07:07:53 +0000 (UTC), Jeff Mowatt wrote:

The reason I ask is that a housebound elderly woman I know in Lambeth
can't get access to the space near her home as it's been taken up
permanently by the far from disabled resident of the nearest property. A
council chap came round the other day and tried to have words but had to
retreat under threat of violence.


Why have words, just ticket the car

These spaces seem a pretty good idea to me if they are used with
consideration but if as seems often the case,. they aren't, should the
council remove them once the disabled resident who originally requested them
moves on?


The one for my place was removed about 3 months after I moved in, I've no
idea how the council made the decision to remove it.

Steve
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"Jeff Mowatt" wrote in message
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Does anyone know if there's a consistent law across all boroughs for
disabled spaces in residential roads?


I live in Westminster and when I moved in there was one disabled parking
space opposite me where a car was never parked. About 6 months later a
notice was put up to put another one in about 20 metres further down, and
shortly it was installed.

Only about 1 year after I moved in did we receive a letter confirming that
the first disabled space was to be removed. Now the second space appears to
be constantly empty.

I live in one of those very residential streets where cars are routinely
double parked at night or people park on some very dodgy single yellow lines
e.g. where it is very narrow, close to junctions. I would have thought the
council would be more pro-active in getting unused disabled parking spaces
removed.




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double parked at night or people park on some very dodgy single yellow
lines
e.g. where it is very narrow, close to junctions. I would have thought

the
council would be more pro-active in getting unused disabled parking spaces
removed.


A man next door to me who is a Hunchback had a disabled bay painted outside
his house, however it is not enforcable by law and takes up loads of space
in the layby.




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