Rochdale and District Disability Action Group

17 Aug 17

Parking charges scrapped for blue badge holders

Rochdale Borough Council have voted to scrap parking charges for blue badge holders in all council owned car parks, this comes into effect immediately.

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All the charging signs have been removed, and strips saying " Free Disabled Parking" have been placed on all machines.  This means that blue badge holders can now park free of charge both on street and in council owned car parks within the Borough of Rochdale.  Leader of the Council Alan Taylor also announced at RADDAG’s AGM that the number of accessible parking spaces around the Borough are set to be doubled. 

What is a Blue Badge?

Blue Badges make it easier for some disabled people to park near shops, stations and other facilities. It is a nationwide scheme so the badge can be used outside the borough and is also recognised throughout Europe; the disabled person may be the driver or passenger. The scheme does not apply to private roads or off street car parks, although if parking in a private car park you should still display a badge.

Applying for or renewing a badge

You can only apply for a new badge or renew an existing one by post.
If you are applying for the first time, you can get your Blue Badge            application form from any Council Customer Service Centre or write to

Blue Badge Applications
PO Box 193
Manchester M24 4XF

Tel: 01706 922826


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