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Nationwide Vehicle Contracts reveals Newark ranking for Blue Badge parking for disabled motorists



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Newark has been ranked in the top five nationally for blue badge parking provision.

A study by Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has revealed which UK towns and cities offer the most, and least, accessible parking for blue badge holders as part of Disability History Month.

Nearly 14m people in the UK are registered as disabled and blue badges are given to a driver or a passenger who has a disability or health condition, and allows the holder to park in a place closer to their destination where other drivers can’t.

Newark ranked in top five for Blue Badge parking provision. Credit: Nationwide Vehicle Contracts (53399715)
Newark ranked in top five for Blue Badge parking provision. Credit: Nationwide Vehicle Contracts (53399715)

Car and van leasing company, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts analysed Parkopedia data for carparks around the UK to calculate the percentage of accessible carparks available in each location.

Newark came fifth in the runnings with 89% of carparks having disabled spaces accessible for disabled motorists.

Newark was behind Worcester, Epsom, Croydon and Reading to round off the top five.

The best places for Blue Badge parking in the UK. Credit: Nationwide Vehicle Contracts (53399723)
The best places for Blue Badge parking in the UK. Credit: Nationwide Vehicle Contracts (53399723)

Keith Hawes, director at Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, said: “As those with hidden disabilities such as autism, MS and mental health issues are now allowed to apply for a blue badge it is vital that towns and cities ensure there is more accessible parking available.”

See the full study here.



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