Council restarts blue badge enforcement

Council restarts blue badge enforcement

Council restarts blue badge enforcement

North East Lincolnshire Council is set to resume enforcement against expired blue badges as of Sunday 1 November, it has been announced.

In line with government guidance, enforcement was relaxed as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, following multiple warnings from the council, penalty charge notices or PCNs will now be issued for blue badges with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said:

“Our teams have worked hard in recent weeks and months to ensure all expired blue badge pass holders are aware of the requirement to re-apply and avoid these unnecessary fines.

“In line with Government guidance, we have been issuing warning notices throughout October to people using expired badges, with the aim to get these final outstanding expired passes into the system before we recommence enforcement activity.

“I would like to thank the council’s customer services and blue badge teams and civil enforcement officers at ENGIE for supporting pass holders and encouraging as many as possible to re-apply and avoid fines.”

A final call for renewals was issued by North East Lincolnshire Council last month.

Applications remain open here, but due to the number of applications expected, residents are urged to renew their badges as soon as possible in order to avoid being fined.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn continued:

“We still have a number of residents in the area with expired badges and it’s crucial they come forward as soon as possible to start the application process.”

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