About disabled parking

Blue badge scheme

The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme that provides parking concessions for:

  • drivers and/or passengers with severe walking difficulties
  • people who are registered blind
  • drivers with very severe upper limb disabilities who cannot turn a steering wheel by hand

How do I get a blue badge?

Cheltenham Borough Council do not administer the blue badge scheme. For local information on obtaining a blue badge or for an application form please visit the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Disabled parking bays

Cheltenham Borough Council car parks

All council run car parks have designated disabled parking bays. If no disabled parking bays are available, blue badge holders may park in any other car park bay.

From 3 September 2018, Blue Badge holders will be asked to pay to park in Regent Arcade. We will also be introducing charges for stays longer than 3 hours in our other car parks. Changes to our other car parks will not be immediate and we will be putting up notices of the changes at least a month in advance, which will allow time for customers to adjust to the new arrangements.

Shopmobility, is also available and is a service that helps people with mobility issues get around Cheltenham.

On-street parking managed by Gloucestershire County Council

Visit the Gloucestershire County Council website for information on where you can park using your blue badge. New blue badge spaces are available in Winchcombe Street and Rodney Road (which are near to Marks & Spencer) Bath Street, Clarence Street, Crescent Terrace, Regent Street, and Imperial Square (eastern arm), with existing blue badge provision also in Grosvenor Terrace and the Inner Promenade. You can also view a map of on-street disabled parking bays in Cheltenham town centre.