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Ian Weaver - Blue Badge

Old 16th Jan 2014, 19:29
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Ian Weaver - Blue Badge

As a disabled person myself I keep an eye out on the issues that injured and disabled people face.

This popped up on my Facebook page today:

RAF Veteran?s Blue Badge revoked | Rantosaurus

Bloody bureaucrats ... sods ...
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 19:39
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Ian Weaver - Blue Badge

Beat me to it. Appalling but unfortunately not surprising in this day and age.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 19:41
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It would be unbelievable were it not the way things are going. The Faceless Ones will inherit the earth...
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 19:52
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The publicity has shamed whichever faceless bureaucrat denied his application into a climbdown.

Benefits Cut Victory for RAF veteran | Rantosaurus

Thanks to Cllr Richard Davies for intervening on Ian's behalf.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 19:54
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Great result
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 20:02
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So there IS hope, then!! Somebody saw sense....
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 20:07
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I'm glad to see it got resolved.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 21:05
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Why does he have to PAY for the blue badge???
It should be FREE!!!!
He has served his country and paid dearly - he deserves it.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 21:18
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Richard Davis keeps asking me to Linkln with him, maybe I will now.

Now I get a disability allowance but I can walk well although not run. My problem is actually getting out of my car. I need a badge just to park in a wider parking bay but I don't have one.

Now the other day I saw this woman, she had a disabled badge, but by no stretch of the imagination was she disabled. Out the car and a brisk 100 yard walk to the shops - no sticks. Makes you sick.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 21:21
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A councillor who is not a faceless bureaucrat. Well done, that man, Thank you
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 22:27
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Pontius, I used to work for a supermarket and regularly cars displaying the correct blue badge would park in a disabled slot, only for a obviously fully fit person to exit the car. When challenged the response was always the same, they were a family member of the blue badge holder and doing there shopping, therefore they were entitled to use the blue badge.

Simple thing but there ignorance and sheer cheek used to bug the crap out of me, in fact it still does.

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Old 17th Jan 2014, 06:40
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Skeleton, sadly it reflects the "it's all about me" society we live in, if an individual is fit and healthy why on earth would they wish to occupy a slot designated for a disabled indivudal, even if they are shopping for a disabled individual? My wife is in the process of applying for a dependent 84 year old Aunt who cannot walk more than 50 yards but still drives, albeit slowly! The beaurocratic hoops that need to be jumped through are insane and very frustrating. Anyway, I agree with you, indivuals attitudes are sickening and my faith in society is only surviving by likes of the youngster presently heading for the Southpole who will, hopefully, be the youngest individual to reach that goal at only 16, shows what some of our "Yooff" are capable of, shame there are not more like him! Rant mode off!
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 07:31
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The beaurocratic hoops that need to be jumped through are insane and very frustrating.
Perhaps that's an official (perhaps inappropriate) reaction to all the lead-swingers who have wangled badges up to now. All the recipients of Blue Badges, don't forget, had a doctor sign them off- If your Doc says you need one, hell why not?

My MIL had one- I refused to use it, instead taking her to the door of the building she was going to, and picking her up there too. Reason: she had me on that occasion, so the badge was not needed.

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Old 17th Jan 2014, 07:33
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I don't know if you noticed but "shopping with someone else" resulted in a Mr Angry confrontation and the shopper's death:

BBC News - Asda car park death: Alan Watts guilty of manslaughter

These spaces clearly cause tension, amongst both the able bodied and the disabled.

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Old 17th Jan 2014, 07:37
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Shopping with the badgeholder is acceptable under the terms of issue- shopping FOR the badgeholder when they are not there, is not.

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Old 17th Jan 2014, 07:38
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These spaces clearly cause tension, amongst both the able bodied and the disabled.
I believe they don't in the US though. My understanding is that you get hammered for misusing them, so people don't. Is that true?

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Old 17th Jan 2014, 13:14
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Now the other day I saw this woman, she had a disabled badge, but by no stretch of the imagination was she disabled. Out the car and a brisk 100 yard walk to the shops - no sticks. Makes you sick.

I don't disagree at all with the main thrust of this thread, but don't forget that there are other reasons for the award of a blue badge besides inability to walk. Inability to use a parking meter is one......

On a lighter note, in my nearest large town, "illegal" blue badgers break into a limp when they sight a traffic warden.

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Old 17th Jan 2014, 14:29
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Skeleton, I checked, she was the holder.
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 14:32
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There is another category of disabled, my aunt was one. She no longer drove but used to get a taxi to town.

When we visited we drove her instead. I used to drive wherever, often from one shop to another a few yards away. To their credit, not once did a traffic warden remonstrate when I double parked and helped her from car to pavement, Mrs PN would take her to the shop and I would move the car.
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 17:34
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A disabled badge holder sitting in their car whilst the passenger goes off to do the shopping is not what the bay is there for.

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