To help people with disabilities gain easy access to the city, most of Chichester District Council car parks have specially allocated parking bays. If these bays are full, any other pay and display bay in the car parks can be used free of charge provided:

  • the vehicle must displaying a valid disabled person's badge; and
  • the registered disabled person is either driving the car or is a passenger.

Blue (Disabled) badge holders can use any of the on-street pay & display parking spaces or the specially allocated spaces adjacent to the pedestrian centre with no time limit or payment. If you choose to park on a single or double yellow line on street you will need to display your clock as your maximum stay is three hours except where there is a loading or un-loading restriction where parking is invalid.

Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties, who travel either as drivers or passengers. The scheme also applies to registered blind people, and people with very severe upper limb disabilities who regularly drive a vehicle but cannot turn a steering wheel by hand. It allows badge holders to park close to their destination. These national concessions apply only to on-street parking.

Shopmobility

A council-funded shopmobility service operates from Chichester's East Pallant car park between 9am and 3pm on;

  • Tuesday;
  • Wednesday; and,
  • Friday. 

Powered and manual wheelchairs and powered scooters can be hired to make it easier for people with mobility difficulties to get around the central shopping area. Full details of the service in Chichester, including seasonal additional dates and how to arrange longer term hire of wheelchairs or scooters can be found on the Community First website, who operate the service.

Blue Badge Enforcement

We welcome your feedback

A Blue Badge is for the use and benefit of the person who it was issued to only and we would like to keep it that way.

As part of a crackdown of Blue Badge misuse across West Sussex, our Civil Enforcement Officers are supporting the Blue Badge Team at West Sussex County Council to detect and retain Blue Badges which are being used fraudulently in the area.

The Parking Services Team aim to drive down the number of people misusing the Blue Badge Scheme and if you have any feedback about your experience with one of our officers, we would like to hear from you.

If your badge has been retained by one of our officers and you have a question, please contact West Sussex County Council's Blue Badge Team, (01243 777653) as the Parking Services Team will be unable to assist you.

Blue Badges are a vital lifeline for their users and without them, people with severe mobility difficulties may struggle to visit shops, access services and visit friends and family. Without their Blue Badges, users may not be able to do the things that many of us take for granted and misuse of this kind can often lead to genuine, vulnerable people being unable to get to their destination.

You can help us to tackle this type of fraud by reporting suspected misuse online www.westsussex.gov.uk/bluebadge or by calling 01243 777653.

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