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Disabled parking and a vile neighbour

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Daisy1975 Sun 15-Nov-15 05:28:46

Hey all. I live in a cul de sac ( the houses have no drives) my next door neighbour husband had a bay put outside he has now passed away. The wide still uses it... which is up to her. However.. she is not disabled and there is another lady who is. Council said she cannot have a bay as the customer de sac is for turning.. ( which again..we have no drives and no reason to turn ) any way. Not at not issue. As a group we always park considerate meaning we know who leaves early etc and may double park. Every 1 is kind enough to give a knock if some1 needs to move. The nasty c@w next door has purposely moved her car right to the end of the disabled box to make it more difficult for every 1. She hardly uses her vehicle and gets park and ride. She also has a garage at the top which every 1 has had their name down for yrs. The council were going to remove the bay but instead re painted. Before I complain I would like to know thoughts. But please remember this woman is vindictive.... a ball popper if the ball goes over and is just down right rude. I would like to know our rights as she does know some1 in council and gets away with murder.

cathpip Sun 15-Nov-15 06:17:43

It's illegal to park in a disabled bay unless you have a badge, and using your dead husbands disabled badge would also be illegal.......

TotalConfucius Sun 15-Nov-15 07:09:20

On street disabled bays are for the use of anyone with a blue badge, even if they happen to be placed outside a specific disabled persons house. So the other disabled person is perfectly entitled to park in it, displaying her blue badge obviously.

Daisy1975 Sun 15-Nov-15 09:10:14

This woman never uses her car so she is always in the spot. S he has pulled her car forward leaving a 2 metre gap behind her car which is no good to any1. The reason for her doing this is to obstruct as much as she can . The council don't seem to do owt. It's like she is untouchable. But then people like her always are

juneau Sun 15-Nov-15 09:20:08

I would write to the council telling them exactly what's been going on. It sounds like your cul-de-sac does need a disabled bay - but for the other lady. The woman who's been parking in her deceased DH's bay should be ticketed every does she it. Why would she know its you who's complained? Presumably everyone can see what she's doing and is inconvenienced by it. She's a nasty bully, but she's counting on that to intimidate everyone.

amistillsexy Sun 15-Nov-15 09:20:51

Is she inside the bay, with 2 Metres of empty space behind her? If so, then one car could park up to the front of the bay, almost touching her bumper and another car could park behind her with its wheels on the line of her bay. All legal, she's not blocked in, but will simply need to reverse to get out.
I don't really understand the issue. If the bay has been repainted and she's parking in it, presumably she has the right to park there? Whether she uses her garage for parking, or drives the car or not is immaterial, IMO.

Daisy1975 Sun 15-Nov-15 09:50:52

She sub let's her rented garage out. She is not fact very able. There is a 2 metre gap behind her but No1 can get in as it's on the circle part. She has moved her car so no 1 can park near her. This has been my family home since I was 15 and I'm now 40 so I know this woman from old.. I have just bought my mums place. She has always been a bully. I just want to know what rights do we have. As I mentioned she knows some1 in the council and she seems untouchable. The council refused the other lady a bay as they said it's for turning yet the her next door still has 1 and she's as fit as a fiddle and does not have a blue badge

ginmakesitallok Sun 15-Nov-15 09:53:53

So the other lady can't use the disabled space because of how horrible lady has parked?

TotalConfucius Sun 15-Nov-15 16:27:02

If you're going absolutely sure she is not entitled to the blue badge (and do remember some disabilities are invisible) you could take the number of the blue badge and report it to the council. If the badge is registered to her husband then it is invalid. But really think carefully, are you quite sure she is not entitled. If she is, and you complain, bearing in mind you yourself have no entitlement to the space, things could go from bad to worse.

balletgirlmum Sun 15-Nov-15 16:35:55

I agree with other posters. If you believe she is Mis-using her late husbands blue badge then report it to the issuing council.

The other disabled lady is perfectly entitled to use the bay as long as she displays her own blue badge b

mrssmith79 Sun 15-Nov-15 16:54:54

It sounds like a courtesy bay. Is there any official signage affixed to a post? If not, and if it's just a regular white painted bay with white writing, anyone whether disabled or not, can use it as it's non-enforceable. No blue badge required. Her fraudulently using a deceased persons blue badge when she doesn't actually need it to park there just shows how thick and selfish she is. The council need to be informed. The garage sub letting needs reporting too.

Daisy1975 Sun 15-Nov-15 20:26:49

Thanks all x

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