10,000 Derby Blue Badge holders to lose free parking in city council car parks
Ten thousand Blue Badge holders in Derby are set to lose their free parking in the city council's car parks from April 2014, new statistics have revealed.
The authority's budget for the next two years includes the plans to begin charging badge holders on lower rate Disability Living Allowance.
The change is aimed at saving £80,000 towards £62 million which the authority says it must claw back over the next three years in the face of cuts to its Government grants.
A total of 4,000 badge holders in receipt of higher rate Disability Living Allowance will continue to have three hours free parking in city council car parks.