Cosham pensioner’s fury over disabled parking rules

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A DISABLED pensioner from Cosham is at loggerheads with a council over its parking rules.

Stephen Tiller is angry at Poole Borough Council for not allowing him free parking while using his blue badge.

But the authority said concessions were available if he registered his details before visiting the town.

The 74-year-old grandfather-of-13, who has severe arthritis, said: ‘It’s disgusting.

‘The blue badge is recognised virtually all over the world.

‘I have travelled to Europe and I can park in car parks there for free using it.’

Mr Tiller’s comments came after he called the council asking if his blue badge would allow him to park for free while visiting his family in Poole.

The council told him this would not be possible unless he ‘pre-registered’ his vehicle.

A spokesman said that since the abolition of tax discs, anyone with a disabled 
tax exemption vehicle has to pre-register their vehicle with the council in order to 
continue to receive the free parking concession in the borough.

Mr Tiller, of Cranborne Road, refused to give out his personal details and said he now wants others to be ‘wary’ of the rule.