Woking Borough Council offers Blue Badge Holders concessionary parking in Town Centre car parks and a proximity card is provided that will open the car park barriers on entry and exit.
This concession is available to the Blue Badge Holder only when that person is present in the car, whether as the driver or as a passenger. It is an offence for the card to be used by anyone without the Blue Badge Holder being present. If this happens the concession will immediately cease and the card will be withdrawn.
Registration for this scheme can be made online by following the Apply For It link or by completing an application form and sending or delivering it to the Civic Offices.
For those residents living within the Borough, registration is free and the proximity card will be valid for the duration of the Blue Badge. For those residents living outside the Borough there is a charge of £50 per year or part thereof.
The proximity card is valid for one year, expiring annually in line with the expiry date of the Blue Badge. The first payment will be for the period up to the date of the first renewal which may be for a period of less than one year. However, if required, payment can be made in advance for the full term of the Blue Badge. Applicants will need to provide proof of residence dated within the previous three months (such as a utility bill or bank statement) and a copy of both sides of their Blue Badge.
Residents living outside the Borough do not have to provide proof of residence.
There are extra wide disabled persons parking spaces, usually adjacent to the lifts, in:
- Peacocks - 20 spaces on levels 1, 2 and 3
- Wolsey Place - 12 spaces on levels 2 and 3
- Toys R Us - 8 spaces on levels M and 2
- Victoria Way - 19 spaces on the ground floor and level 4
- Heathside Crescent - 4 spaces on level 2
Please Note: All car parks have a height restriction of 2.1m.
On-street parking (on the highway)
Parking bays for Blue Badge Holders are located in:
Addison Road - 1 space Chapel Street - 2 spaces Church Street East - 7 spaces Commercial Way (access via Chertsey Road) - 6 spaces Duke Street - 2 spaces High Street - 3 spaces Station Approach (opposite the Police Station) - 1 space
These bays have a maximum stay of three hours, and a time clock must be displayed showing the time of arrival, as well as the Blue Badge.
In addition, Blue Badge holders can:
- park on single and double yellow lines, free for up to 3 hours, except where loading restrictions apply (time clock must be displayed)
- park in pay and display and voucher parking bays, without payment, for an unlimited period.
Blue Badges must be displayed so that the serial number and expiry date are clearly visible (photocopies are not valid and not accepted).
Woking's scheme for people with mobility impairments has its own parking area (The Peacocks level 1). Tri-walkers, scooters, self propelled and powered wheelchairs are available for hire. Phone 01483 776612 for more information.
Blue Badge disabled parking scheme
Surrey County Council administer the scheme for Surrey residents. The cost of a blue badge is £10 and it is normally valid for three years. You can find out more on the Surrey County Council website at Apply for a Blue Badge and further information.
There is a useful short video and further information about:
- who can apply, how to apply and what you need to apply online
- how to continue with a saved online application
- how to apply on behalf of someone else
- walking assessments
- what to do if your badge is lost or stolen
- what happens if your application is successful or refuse.
You can also apply for a Blue Badge online at www.gov.uk