Search

Kingsbury blue badge scammers fined in Brent Council crackdown

PUBLISHED: 09:02 12 June 2018

The council is clamping down on blue badge misuse. Picture: PA

The council is clamping down on blue badge misuse. Picture: PA

PA Archive/PA Images

A crackdown on blue badge fraudsters has seen six fines issued by Brent Council.

Officers from the counter fraud and parking enforcement teams were in Kingsbury Road last week to catch out scammers.

During the operation, 62 badges were checked and five were seized.

The other was taken after a vehicle was towed.

The town hall’s parking chief Cllr Krupa Sheth said: “This successful operation is our warning to fraudsters that we will do everything we can to protect the quality of life for our disabled and vulnerable residents.

“We will continue to clamp down on and, where evidence permits, prosecute those caught abusing the Blue Badge scheme.”

The council said it was getting tough on the illegal use of the badges because they help many disabled people take part in the community.

Every time one of them is illegally used, the parking space they use is taken away from a disabled person who genuinely needs it, chiefs said.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

It is not often that MPs can say they hold the future of the entire country in their hands. Last week 650 MPs most certainly did.

Yesterday, 15:51

Kilburn Good Neighbours, the befriending scheme for the over-60s, has won the 2018 Queen’s Award for voluntary service.

Yesterday, 15:00

A troublesome crossing is set for a makeover following pressure from distressed pedestrians and the Fordwych Residents’ Association.

Yesterday, 13:56

Wembley Park has launched its cultural programme, Summer of Play, which will bring more than 300 hours of arts and entertainment to the area.

Yesterday, 12:57

A woman who knew of her friend’s plans to carry out a terrorist attack in London, but failed to alert police, has been jailed for 28 months.

Yesterday, 11:34

Labour kept all three seats up for grabs in the deferred Willesden Green election held yesterday.

Yesterday, 10:15

A poodle was dumped on the busy North Circular road in the middle of the night.

Yesterday, 07:45

Do you know this man? He’s wanted by Brent Police in connection with a stabbing in Wembley.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now