Where Blue Badge holders can park

A Blue Badge entitles the holder to have some national parking concessions, but these differ between each Local Authority.

The following guidance is only for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Find out where you can park outside of this Borough.

You can park

You may park within the London Borough of Richmond, whilst clearly displaying a valid Blue Badge:

  • in disabled persons' parking places at any time where no time limit is indicated, or as stated;
  • in any Disabled Persons' Parking Bay;
  • in resident permit holder parking places within Community Parking Zones (known legally as Controlled Parking Zones) without payment and without a time limit;
  • in business permit holder parking places within Community Parking Zones (known legally as Controlled Parking Zones) without payment and without a time limit;
  • in permit holder parking places within Community Parking Zones (known legally as Controlled Parking Zones) without payment and without a time limit;
  • in permit holder shared-use parking places such as permit holder / pay and display / meter / voucher spaces within Community Parking Zones (known legally as Controlled Parking Zones) without payment and without a time limit;
  • in pay and display, meter and voucher bays without payment or time limit;
  • in free parking bays without a time limit;
  • in the Council's car parks without paying and without time limit.
  • on a single or double yellow line without payment for up to 3 hours provided that no loading prohibition is in force (shown by signs and kerb blips on street). You are required to display your clock set to the time of your arrival with your Blue Badge. Both clock and Badge must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle; or
  • on Twickenham Event Days, all Blue Badge holders are permitted to park within Community Parking Zone (CPZ R). Please note that the stadium has facilities for disabled parking, however, these are limited and need to be applied for in advance.

Proximity Pass

If you regularly park one of our car parks (with a barrier exit), you can purchase a Proximity Pass which will automatically open the barrier when you leave. For more about how to get a Proximity Pass, contact us by email parking.information@richmond.gov.uk.

You can not park

Blue Badges do not allow you to park in:

  • Red Routes;
  • bus lanes;
  • Car Club Bays;
  • taxi ranks;
  • loading bays or a place restricted by a loading ban (as indicated by single, or double-yellow kerb blips and a white sign showing the hours of restriction); or
  • parking bays reserved for other types of vehicle (such as ambulances; taxis; doctors; motorcycles; traders; business bays).

You must also not cause an obstruction or danger to pedestrians or other road user.

Updated: 13 June 2017