Officers to root out drivers misusing blue badges in East Sussex


Motorists misusing Blue Badges in East Sussex will be targeted as part of government funded crackdown.

East Sussex County Council, in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council and Sussex Police, won £183,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government to help free up spaces for disabled drivers.

The money, along with an additional investment from both local authorities, will be used to track down people who are misusing the badges which are issued to disabled people so that they can park more easily, and to raise awareness of how Blue Badges should be used.

Two Blue Badge Fraud Investigation Officers will be employed and will operate across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.