New blue badge parking rules for Chippenham
New parking rules for blue badge holders come into force as of 1st August 2023.
Anyone with a Blue badge who uses car parks run by Wiltshire Council will be entitled to one extra hour of free parking.
This will be valid in any council-run pay and display car park, and will mean one hour of free parking in addition to the time already permitted on the pay and display ticket.
Drivers will need to display their blue badge on their dashboard as well as purchasing a valid parking ticket for this rule to apply.
This follows a backlash after the council faced heavy criticism for making disabled drivers pay for a parking tickets.