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A Burntwood Labour councillor has called for more to be done to tackle abuse by drivers using blue badges.
Cllr Eric Drinkwater told a recent meeting of Lichfield District Council that authorities needed to do more on the issue.
He said: “I have every sympathy with people who need a blue badge, but the system is being abused.
“Some drivers think that just because they have a blue badge they can park wherever they damn well want – whether it’s on double yellow lines, corners or anywhere else they want.
“I’m not accusing all blue badge holders, but agencies are not doing enough to stop it.”
But Cllr Drinkwater’s view drew a swift response from Conservative Cllr Natasha Pullen.
She said: “As a family who need a blue badge, we go out of our way to park safely, but sometimes if we need access we will need to park in certain places.
“It’s a shame people who don’t have a blue badge continue to abuse disabled bays and force people to park elsewhere.”
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