North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are encouraging residents who are yet to renew their expired blue badges to contact the team to renew.
In line with Government guidance on issuing and renewing blue badges, penalty charge notices (PCNs) are currently not being issued to blue badges with an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards.
This relaxation of enforcement will be restarting from 1 October 2020, with civil enforcement officers issuing warning notices during October and PCNs being issued from 1 November 2020 onwards.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “Our teams continue to work hard ensuring all expired blue badge holders are aware of the requirement to re-apply and avoid unnecessary fines.
“We still have a number of residents in the area with expired badges and it’s crucial they come forward as soon as possible to start the application process.
“We’re following the latest Government guidance and will only be issuing warning notices during October, but the sooner these expired blue badge holders come forward, the more likely they are to have their application processed and avoid fines when enforcement does fully restart in November.”
Residents with expired blue badges can apply online at Apply, renew, replace or cancel Blue Badge or ring (01472) 313131, option 7 to book a telephone appointment.