Motorists targeted for mis-use of disabled badges

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Disabled parking badge displayed Disabled parking badge displayed

Motorists have been targeted by police for mis-using disabled parking badges. 

Officers from Chingford Green safer neighbourhood team (SNT) and Waltham Forest council's enforcement team carried out the operation yesterday to combat the wrongful display of blue badges.

The patrol along Station Road in Chingford  resulted in over 50 vehicles being checked and three badges being seized for mis-use.

All three drivers were reported for the offence after they were found to be displaying badges that belonged to family members.   

They now face a fine and will be called to the council enforcement office with the blue-badge holderto explain the use of the badge and be re-assessed.

Chingford Green SNT police officer Darren Brand said: "This kind of operation greatly assists our work on Chingford Green ward in combating car crime and anti social behaviour in general of which blue badge misuse is a big part."

"It also reassures genuine blue badge users and helps with local parking issues which in turn assists local residents and shopkeepers to go about their business more efficiently.

"We will continue to work closely with the council on blue badge misuse."
 

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2:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.
Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 8

4:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

Good, lets see more of this in other parts of the borough.
Good, lets see more of this in other parts of the borough. Dave mp
  • Score: 13

10:29pm Thu 30 Jan 14

jackblack007 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.
whats a bentey ?, another ridiculous post from the prince of pathetic
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.[/p][/quote]whats a bentey ?, another ridiculous post from the prince of pathetic jackblack007
  • Score: 0

11:14pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

jackblack007 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.
whats a bentey ?, another ridiculous post from the prince of pathetic
Sounds like you have one and a disabled badge? Why are you so upset by a typo? Relax, I'm cool.
[quote][p][bold]jackblack007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.[/p][/quote]whats a bentey ?, another ridiculous post from the prince of pathetic[/p][/quote]Sounds like you have one and a disabled badge? Why are you so upset by a typo? Relax, I'm cool. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

11:21pm Thu 30 Jan 14

escapefrome17 says...

About time they got down Buxton road and started looking at the market traders vans- there always seems to be a disproportianate number of white vans with blue badges there when the market's on.
About time they got down Buxton road and started looking at the market traders vans- there always seems to be a disproportianate number of white vans with blue badges there when the market's on. escapefrome17
  • Score: 4

7:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

OngarRS says...

escapefrome17 wrote:
About time they got down Buxton road and started looking at the market traders vans- there always seems to be a disproportianate number of white vans with blue badges there when the market's on.
There's no excuse for abuse of blue badges, but perhaps if the councils weren't so draconian about parking, there wouldn't be this abuse.
[quote][p][bold]escapefrome17[/bold] wrote: About time they got down Buxton road and started looking at the market traders vans- there always seems to be a disproportianate number of white vans with blue badges there when the market's on.[/p][/quote]There's no excuse for abuse of blue badges, but perhaps if the councils weren't so draconian about parking, there wouldn't be this abuse. OngarRS
  • Score: -3

11:05am Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

OngarRS wrote:
escapefrome17 wrote:
About time they got down Buxton road and started looking at the market traders vans- there always seems to be a disproportianate number of white vans with blue badges there when the market's on.
There's no excuse for abuse of blue badges, but perhaps if the councils weren't so draconian about parking, there wouldn't be this abuse.
Like saying it is ok not to pay income tax because they charge too much onagers,no excause here for abuse
[quote][p][bold]OngarRS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]escapefrome17[/bold] wrote: About time they got down Buxton road and started looking at the market traders vans- there always seems to be a disproportianate number of white vans with blue badges there when the market's on.[/p][/quote]There's no excuse for abuse of blue badges, but perhaps if the councils weren't so draconian about parking, there wouldn't be this abuse.[/p][/quote]Like saying it is ok not to pay income tax because they charge too much onagers,no excause here for abuse Villagecranberry
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

tjm01 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.
When have you ever seen a Bentley or a ferrari displaying a Blue badge?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.[/p][/quote]When have you ever seen a Bentley or a ferrari displaying a Blue badge? tjm01
  • Score: -3

4:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

tjm01 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.
When have you ever seen a Bentley or a ferrari displaying a Blue badge?
I tell you one Bentey that I often saw with a disabled badge regularly, was a great big white one parked in and around the old Vauxhall Dealership in Hoe Street opposite Grove Road E17. Also, there was a red Ferrari always being driven around Highams Park often parked near either side of the Railway Crossing. I must say that if you report dodgy incidents and suspected fraud to the Department at the council, they investigate each case, provide photographs if you can of the badge, the car and the driver. They are supposed to have the badge holder in the vehicle, which is often not the case.
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Excellent news, these abusers enrage decent people, the. Culprits always seem to have posh jags and Benteys and Ferraris.[/p][/quote]When have you ever seen a Bentley or a ferrari displaying a Blue badge?[/p][/quote]I tell you one Bentey that I often saw with a disabled badge regularly, was a great big white one parked in and around the old Vauxhall Dealership in Hoe Street opposite Grove Road E17. Also, there was a red Ferrari always being driven around Highams Park often parked near either side of the Railway Crossing. I must say that if you report dodgy incidents and suspected fraud to the Department at the council, they investigate each case, provide photographs if you can of the badge, the car and the driver. They are supposed to have the badge holder in the vehicle, which is often not the case. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

livedheretoolong says...

Look out for the Mercs and BMWs at the top of Walthamstow High Street!
Look out for the Mercs and BMWs at the top of Walthamstow High Street! livedheretoolong
  • Score: 4

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