Last year I bought my first car (I've had a license for 30 odd years) because I couldn't manage public transport anymore with my osteoarthritis, and I've hear horror stories about how difficult it is getting a blue badge ie: if you can walk 100 yards you are excluded. But what if that's all I can do before you need to sit down?
I have to go shopping so early in the mornings to almost be the first person just to get a parting space as close as possible to the shop, because I can't use a disabled bay. I want to go into the centre of town to support restaurants and galleries and museums but can't think how that is possible for me because I can't use public transport and can't park close enough
How can I convince the local council that I do need a Blue Badge, even if I can manage walking 100 yards without lying? Or do I just lie?
Also I've heard some boroughs in London have different colour badges and fine people using a blue badge in, say, a green badge area! How many disabled badges are there that I might need to apply for in London?