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Parking with a Blue Badge

You can use the badge when you are driving or are a passenger in a car. Other people, such as your friends or relatives, can't use the badge unless you are travelling with them.


Where you can park in Newham

If you clearly display a valid blue badge in your vehicle, you can park for free, for as long as you need. In a:

  • permit holder bay (resident, business, visitor permits)
  • pay and display parking bay
  • shared use parking bay (permit holders and pay and display)
  • free short stay parking bay
  • disabled person's parking bay that is not in a residential parking zone (RPZ) and does not have a maximum stay time

As long as you display the clock showing the time you arrived and a valid Blue Badge in your vehicle, you can also park:

  • on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours when there are no loading restrictions
  • in a disabled persons' parking bay that is not in a RPZ but does have a maximum stay time

Where you can't park in Newham

You cannot park with a Blue Badge at any time:

  • in a disabled persons' parking bay in a RPZ during controlled hours unless you have a disabled residents parking permit for the RPZ
  • on a single or double yellow lines when there are loading restrictions
  • in a suspended parking bay
  • in a doctor parking bay
  • in a Car Club parking bay
  • in a bus parking bay
  • in a loading bay
  • in an electric vehicle bay
  • in a motorcycle bay
  • in a police vehicle bay
  • when there are school 'keep clear' restrictions in place
  • on a bus stop or taxi rank clearways where a yellow 'no stopping' sign is displayed
  • on a red route unless signs allow you to park
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