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To: Newcastle City Council
Scrap Disabled Parking Charges in Newcastle
Scrap proposals to charge disabled people with Blue Badges to park in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Why is this important?
Disabled Blue Badge holders rely on their cars to visit the doctor, go shopping or take part in leisure activities. They can't use public transport.
Charging Disabled Blue Badge holders to park is punishing them for being disabled. It sends out a message that disabled people aren't welcome in Newcastle.
Blue Badge holders may choose to go elsewhere, impacting on the city's economy or park on double yellow lines causing congestion.
How is this Creating Decent Neighbourhoods? How is this tackling inequalities? How is this showing that Newcastle is open for business?
Charging disabled residents and visitors to the city to park is detrimental to both the disabled person and Newcastle.