North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are re-starting the issuing of penalty charge notices (PCNs) on expired blue badges from Sunday 1 November, in line with Government guidance.
Government guidance previously encouraged the relaxation of enforcement on blue badges with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards, as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a month of warning notices being issued from 1 October, as previously announced, official enforcement will now take place from 1 November.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “Our teams have worked hard in recent weeks and months to ensure all expired blue badge pass holders are aware of the requirement to re-apply and avoid these unnecessary fines.
“In line with Government guidance, we have been issuing warning notices throughout October to people using expired badges, with the aim to get these final outstanding expired passes into the system before we recommence enforcement activity.
“I would like to thank the council’s customer services and blue badge teams and civil enforcement officers at ENGIE for supporting pass holders and encouraging as many as possible to re-apply and avoid fines.”
Residents still with expired blue badges can apply online at NELC – Blue Badges or ring (01472) 313131, option 7 to book a telephone appointment.