Disabled parking charges to go ahead despite protests

At A special meeting the council voted to charge Blue Badge holders to park, allowing them 30 minutes extra on their tickets.

Despite appeals by the opposition councillors to do a ‘u-turn’ on the plans, and attempts to push through amendments to extend the free time to one hour or defer the scheme, they were out-voted.

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Members of the public and members of Boston Disability Forum were at the meeting in a silent protest, which turned vocal following the final vote.

See next week’s paper for more on this.