Blue Badge misuse leads to successful prosecutions

Merton Council won its case against two people who misused Blue Badges which were not their own, to park in restricted locations in Stanley Road and Compton Road, Wimbledon.

Example of a Blue Badge

Example of a Blue Badge

After pleading guilty at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court in Battersea, Mrs Qureshi (56) of Stroud Road, London SW19, paid £75 for each of the four offences plus costs amounting to a total of £730. Mrs Rovinalti (36) of Queenstown Road, Battersea, London SW8, paid £50 for each of three offences plus costs totalling £530.

Merton Council cabinet member for finance Councillor Mark Allison said: “We always work to be fair with our parking policy but we will take enforcement action against people who wrongfully misuse Blue Badges. Parking spaces are at a premium in London and Blue Badges allow people who are not very mobile to park in convenient locations. So we can be fair, we have to ensure the badges are correctly used so those who need this concession, have it.”