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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64876

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Thanks for your thoughts. I mailed via Facebook as it would have meant sending lots of tweets to get my point across on Twitter. Their 140 character limit can be a nuisance at times. No I haven't got a postal address for this company and if I don't hear from them I may as you say decide on a letter. As I said, whatever progress I do/don't make on this I will update here. Thanks again for your suggestions. Amanda

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Your very welcome! :) If I can help you in anyway just let me know via P.M ;)




Amanda2 wrote: Thanks for your thoughts, I mailed via Facebook as it would have meant sending lots of tweets to get my point across on Twitter. Their 140 character limit can be a nuisance at times. No I haven't got a postal address for this company and if I don't hear from them I may, as you say, decide on a letter. As I said, whatever progress I do/don't make on this: I will update here. Thanks again for your suggestions. Amanda

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64896

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Thanks a lot, that's very kind of you. :)

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64916

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I understand your dilemma, I have found that big company's have to pay for disabled spaces in public car parks and they are reluctant to spend more as I expect they are charged a good bit, they told me that when spaces are full to walk the extra distance from a none disabled space, that is the answer I get from a good few companies

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64923

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I was really interested to read your mail, I've been unable to understand why M&S have been so disinterested/hostile to my suggestions to change a few able bodied spaces to disabled ... however if they too are paying extra for disabled spaces this would answer the mystery!

I think asking you to walk further from an able bodied space is deplorable.

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64924

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I FOUND THIS DOING A SEARCH

The BSI British Standards, "Code of Practice for the design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people", recommends that commercial premises with designated off-street parking have one space for every employee who is a disabled motorist, plus 5% of the total capacity for visiting motorists and a further 4% should be enlarged standard spaces.

This is a code of practice not sure if it means a legal requirement

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64925

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Thanks a lot for that information. I'm going to print that off so I have it to hand the next time I pursue M&S over this. I too was unsure whether a code of practice is equivalent to a legal requirement so I Googled it and found the following: 'Approved codes of practice supplement and support regulations. Although it is not a statutory requirement to follow them, they may be used in criminal proceedings as evidence that a statutory requirement has been contravened. However, a failure by a duty holder to observe a provision of an Approved Code of Practice does not render the duty holder automatically liable in criminal or civil proceedings'. So I think it's pretty clear that anyone like M&S would want to avoid being seen to contravene a code of practice, however I have found that my positive assumptions about M&S in this matter have not been matched by their attitude!. I must say that all their disabled spaces are enlarged spaces and of course in general you don't see many disabled spaces that aren't wide enough for a wheelchair to be loaded on/off your car. It's interesting that 9% is the figure which should be given over to visitors for disabled parking. I have noticed that M&S does seem to provide less disabled parking than the main supermarkets though of course I'm not sure whether M&S are providing less than 9%. Anyway all this has given me a lot of food for thought and I shall certainly give it all some thought, thanks again.

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Let us know how you get on as this may help others in the same position as you in the future. This has become a very interesting post!! :ohmy:

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 5 months ago #64941

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Thanks for your post. I will certainly keep you up to date on this.

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 4 months ago #65237

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As I may have posted previously: the Council were helping me contact the parking co. and the Council always replied the same day that I contacted them however although it is now more than 3 weeks since I last contacted the Council I have still not heard from either the Council or the parking co. The Council always took a keen interest in this matter so I'm convinced that the reason that I haven't heard further from them is that they too are still unable to obtain a response from the parking co. I'm still thinking this whole matter over but I seriously doubt I will get much further with it and so may reluctantly have to accept that I won't be able to take my complaint any further.

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 4 months ago #65366

Thanks for the Information.

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Has anyone else encountered difficulties finding vacant disabled/Blue Badge parking spaces? 2 years 3 months ago #65446

I am in New Zealand I should not take my cane to get my mobility parking space which i have permit for

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