free dropped kerb for blue badge holders with Dudley council
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free dropped kerb for blue badge holders with Dudley council

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Found 4th Jan 2014
not for everyone. you need to check with your local councils to see if you are in the scheme.

Dudley council in the scheme offering free dropped kerbs for blue badge holders saving around £1500-£2000.
there is about 12 months wait but it is worth it

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Original Poster

i guess the cold voters dont like blue badge holders getting a deal

Hot for me! Thanks queensclose

Great deal, but it's an absolute con the amount councils normally charge!

HOT!

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/droppedkerbs


Who qualifies for a reduction?

To qualify for the reduction, you must EITHER;

a) have a severe and permanent mobility disability.

OR b) look after someone who lives with you who has a severe and permanent mobility disability.

The disabled person must EITHER

a) have a Blue Badge for parking (previously known as an Orange Badge).

OR b) use an outdoor wheelchair.

AND a) receive EITHER a Disability Living Allowance Higher Rate Mobility Component or Attendance Allowance.

OR b) the GP or consultant must complete and officially stamp part D of the application form.

queensclose

i guess the cold voters dont like blue badge holders getting a deal



I don't know, but it amazes me when people are bitter about disabled badges. I would rather *not* have a blue badge than need one, what's to moan about? I doubt many people would swap their functioning mind/body for a mind/body with problems just so they can have free parking and a drop curb.

In my area you have to pay a contractor, they must be approved by the council so they can charge whatever they like really. I just had 6 kerb stones dropped and it would have been over £1K but I managed to get a cash price

Cold

Good deal, my local council don't even give parking bays in residential permit streets for disabled

Freezing cold as just because you may have a blue badge doesn't make you poor enough not to afford to pay for it so yet again us workers have to pay more on our taxes.

There are also a lot of fake claims for blue badges and too many go to helpers and not disabled people at all.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/haveyoursay/2011/02/does_the_blue_badge_scheme_nee.html

Coincidence on how much it goes up as migrants come into the country.

Original Poster

markvirgo

Freezing cold as just because you may have a blue badge doesn't make you … Freezing cold as just because you may have a blue badge doesn't make you poor enough not to afford to pay for it so yet again us workers have to pay more on our taxes.There are also a lot of fake claims for blue badges and too many go to helpers and not disabled people at all.http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/haveyoursay/2011/02/does_the_blue_badge_scheme_nee.htmlCoincidence on how much it goes up as migrants come into the country.



another disabled person basher full of discrimination and even comments on immigration. who needs hate preachers with this guy

looks like moving the father inlaw in... just for the day mind you..

Goodness me - the country's skint and car's can no longer drive up a kerb stone.

And my father is a blue badge holder and he can manage to do this so I'm not a 'blue badge basher'.

Banned

Perhaps the people knocking this should spend a week in a wheelchair.

My mom's neck and spine are crumbling, but she still goes out in the car every now and again- usually once or twice a week, so having a dropped kerb would be ideal for her as having to bump up the kerb jolts her neck.
She would give anything to get her health back, so for those who are anti-disabled, you should stop reading the hate spouted in the paper. The fraud is very low- you have to jump through hoops to get the benefits in the first place with many doctor's letters and proof. Those that slip through the net tend to know someone within the system that just stamps all the pages and lets the claim go through. You should be looking at the high amount of fraud going on within the Government....

Original Poster

lewsca

Goodness me - the country's skint and car's can no longer drive up a kerb … Goodness me - the country's skint and car's can no longer drive up a kerb stone. :|And my father is a blue badge holder and he can manage to do this so I'm not a 'blue badge basher'.



the law says
Do I need a dropped kerb?
If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb. If you do not have dropped kerbs, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice. Furthermore, you may become liable for any damage to the surface or sub-formation of the footway or any utility services damaged as a result of this action.

midjet666

....so for those who are anti-disabled, you should stop reading the hate … ....so for those who are anti-disabled, you should stop reading the hate spouted in the paper.The fraud is very low- you have to jump through hoops to get the benefits in the first place with many doctor's letters and proof. Those that slip through the net tend to know someone within the system that just stamps all the pages and lets the claim go through. You should be looking at the high amount of fraud going on within the Government....



Very true, that article posted was from 2011 and not relevant these days, even the Blue Badge assessments are not the same as they used to be and hard to fool the person doing the assessment without documentation and physical evidence.

Ignorant jokers who moan about the 'fraud' and 'scroungers' don't have a clue how any of this works so their comments are just like them, pointless.

markvirgo

Freezing cold as just because you may have a blue badge doesn't make you … Freezing cold as just because you may have a blue badge doesn't make you poor enough not to afford to pay for it so yet again us workers have to pay more on our taxes.There are also a lot of fake claims for blue badges and too many go to helpers and not disabled people at all.http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/haveyoursay/2011/02/does_the_blue_badge_scheme_nee.htmlCoincidence on how much it goes up as migrants come into the country.



Crawl back under your stone you ignorant fool.

Ignorant fool ???? Your the ignorant one who thinks that no one is conning the system and us tax payers are paying for it.

How does parking 10 feet closer to your door make it any easier for you?.

I work in the disabled industry supplying Mobility equipment to working disable people who pay their way who are also angry at the fake claimers.



queensclose

the law saysDo I need a dropped kerb?If you intend to drive a vehicle … the law saysDo I need a dropped kerb?If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb. If you do not have dropped kerbs, you must not drive over the footway. If you do so, you are breaking the law and enforcement action could be taken to prevent such practice. Furthermore, you may become liable for any damage to the surface or sub-formation of the footway or any utility services damaged as a result of this action.



I'm not disputing what the law says.

Original Poster

markvirgo

How does parking 10 feet closer to your door make it any easier for you?.



sometimes if you give someone some rope. they do hang themselves

Original Poster

markvirgo

How does parking 10 feet closer to your door make it any easier for you?.



it means for someone who lives with double yellow lines outside their house. being able to have a drive to load and unload a wheel chair medical equipment.

are you saying because you feel that because people who are fraudulently claiming benefits. we need to tar everyone with the same brush and forfeit any help to everyone who is disabled.

This will increase the value of the property - I would propose that upon the sale of the property the bill for the dropped kerb is repaid.

I am a Blue Badge Holder and hate the fact that I may be getting special attention for free .... I work full time and pay 45% tax - the cost should be repaid when the property is sold in my opinion.

markvirgo

Ignorant fool ???? Your the ignorant one who thinks that no one is … Ignorant fool ???? Your the ignorant one who thinks that no one is conning the system and us tax payers are paying for it.How does parking 10 feet closer to your door make it any easier for you?.I work in the disabled industry supplying Mobility equipment to working disable people who pay their way who are also angry at the fake claimers.



Who said no one is conning the system? but please tell us how many claimaints are conning the system as you work in the industry....just to update you, everyone pays Tax you do know that don't you....even non working disabled people, who pay their way as well.

If you have to ask how parking 10 feet closer to your house may make your life easier if you're disabled then you really aren't very good at your job.

Wow, so you only supply working disabled folk eh, I suppose with the rip off prices for equipment that's understandable as those with less disposable income aren't stupid enough to line the pockets of those who exploit the disabled like you....and your statement just confirms the fact what an ignorant fool you really are and just using this thread as a vehicle to voice your hatred towards anyone who may benefit from this.

Don't like it, then complain to the Council who are offering it for free, it's not the people who are going use this that make up these schemes is it.


markvirgo

Ignorant fool ???? Your the ignorant one who thinks that no one is … Ignorant fool ???? Your the ignorant one who thinks that no one is conning the system and us tax payers are paying for it.How does parking 10 feet closer to your door make it any easier for you?.I work in the disabled industry supplying Mobility equipment to working disable people who pay their way who are also angry at the fake claimers.



First of all, they never said that no-one is conning the system, of course they do- if there's a chance for people to get free money they'll try.

I believe you've never met a non-working disabled person then? Scum of the earth those people, should just drop down dead so they stop costing you hard-working tax-payers money. It doesn't matter that the Government is fiddling their paperwork that's being released to the public. That in less than 12 months, over 10,800 died after having their disability money stopped, either from natural causes or from suicide. Mental health problems are a very real and very serious illness (I'm one of those people who have one, but it's allll put on, I thought taking anti-depressants for over 10 years would be fun what with all the side effects, it's amazing. I love having ended up on many more tablets and having daily migraines at the age of 26...)

Also, we need to report you to your boss. As you're a worker it's been proven that you're either on the internet or facebook all day and do no work whatsoever. And most people steal supplies from work, so we'll tell them that too- just in case. I mean you might not be, you might be a genuine hard-worker, who's honest and doesn't steal from work, but the vast majority do one or the other or both, so we won't take the chance and report you for both of them. (Sorry, just thought you'd like to know how a person with "invisible" illnesses feel. The doctors prove it all, with blood tests etc, but because Atos cannot see it for themselves, this is how they persecute the majority of those on sickness benefit- which they've stopped and then end up having to go to tribunal to get them back.)

Cold as my tax pays for this. Yet again, I am supporting non-working people who should be paying their own way. Disabled or not, this isn't my concern and I shouldn't be helping to fund it.

Original Poster


Drooler

Cold as my tax pays for this. Yet again, I am supporting non-working … Cold as my tax pays for this. Yet again, I am supporting non-working people who should be paying their own way. Disabled or not, this isn't my concern and I shouldn't be helping to fund it.



ah i haven't got any kids so can we stop child benefit so i can lower my tax because they are not my concern. plus i use a private dentist so why should i pay taxes for people who use an NHS dentist. and those living in flood areas. why is the government making an emergency fund available. surely they can go to work and earn. didn't pay taxes so someone could buy a house on a flood plain and expect my hard earned taxes to pay for their mistakes.

mind you i'm not self centred i,ve worked all my live. but learnt there are people that are not as fortunate as me. otherwise we might be thinking how hitler thought

Both my parents are disabled so I know first-hand just how judgemental some people can be without knowing the facts. For example, my Dad has been confronted several times getting out the car as to why he is parked in a disabled parking bay - it's only when he pulls up both trouser legs and shows them his prosthetic legs that they shut their mouths and make a quick exit. That said, I'm not sure when I would need a dropped kerb unless you don't have a driveway, as most driveways have a dropped kerb anyway.

Drooler

Cold as my tax pays for this. Yet again, I am supporting non-working … Cold as my tax pays for this. Yet again, I am supporting non-working people who should be paying their own way. Disabled or not, this isn't my concern and I shouldn't be helping to fund it.



Did you think your birth was free? Your healthcare throughout your childhood, your education etc. None of it is free, we're paying for this as adults. You're paying towards your pension when you retire and for any other NHS care you need in the future.

You never know when you'll be ill, so should you become too ill to work, I hope you're not a hypocrite and claim for sickness benefits, as that means my partner's tax-paying money will be paying towards your sickness benefit- which I normally wouldn't mind, but seeing as you begrudge those whilst you have good health, I don't see why you should be entitled to it if and when you do eventually need it.

Healthcare including birth and also pensions are National Insurance, which is completely different to tax.

And I would rather pay if I am ill than constantly pay for others to be treated on my dollar. I fail to see why we healthy people should pay for the treatment of those who are ill. Then again, I don't see why blue badges cannot come with an annual fee, then the demand would be less and only those in genuine need would get one.

National Insurance goes on pensions (I've just checked this out) and your tax goes towards the benefits system, the NHS, education, prisons, defence, police, the roads and railways.

I cannot believe you'd rather those who are ill just suffer. But obviously you've never been on the other side. It's ok though, once you're there- and you will be- you'll understand why it's so important. Those that are genuinely ill and who cannot work, what are they supposed to do? Are they supposed to be euthanised? A lot of families have hereditary health problems, others have to have their parents as carers so they can't afford to look after them as they rely on benefits.

I really don't understand the selfishness of others. I couldn't turn my back on someone who is ill.

Drooler

Healthcare including birth and also pensions are National Insurance, … Healthcare including birth and also pensions are National Insurance, which is completely different to tax.And I would rather pay if I am ill than constantly pay for others to be treated on my dollar. I fail to see why we healthy people should pay for the treatment of those who are ill. Then again, I don't see why blue badges cannot come with an annual fee, then the demand would be less and only those in genuine need would get one.



Funding for the NHS comes directly from taxation....

hot! im gonna order 10!

Hot for me!! i always knew my Blue Peter Badge would come in handy

The blue badge is not free you do have to make an initial payment, yes it may be once when you receive it or have to update it. Having a disability can be humiliating, having to go through assessments to see if you are telling the truth, waiting around, having to prove yourself to others whilst you are in constant pain or suffer from CFS, I don't see that as fun, and if this is going to help me get into my home easier then I am going to do it. I work full time and only just manage to do this, I constantly drink black coffee at work to get me through the day, I don't want nobody to feel sorry for me, I should really be using mobility aids but I struggle along so as to look as normal as possible to others, to the extent that when I go to a supermarket I get a trolley even though I may be going for one thing as I can blend in and look normal, it supports me but also stops the haters!!!

tigris8909

The blue badge is not free you do have to make an initial payment, yes it … The blue badge is not free you do have to make an initial payment, yes it may be once when you receive it or have to update it. Having a disability can be humiliating, having to go through assessments to see if you are telling the truth, waiting around, having to prove yourself to others whilst you are in constant pain or suffer from CFS, I don't see that as fun, and if this is going to help me get into my home easier then I am going to do it. I work full time and only just manage to do this, I constantly drink black coffee at work to get me through the day, I don't want nobody to feel sorry for me, I should really be using mobility aids but I struggle along so as to look as normal as possible to others, to the extent that when I go to a supermarket I get a trolley even though I may be going for one thing as I can blend in and look normal, it supports me but also stops the haters!!!



I rarely go to supermarkets but I use a trolley as I panic and my head spins, so it props me up!

I don't know what illness you've got but I found Alpha Stim M on the internet, I applied for the VAT free and I got it due to my health problems, and it's on a rent to buy scheme. I pay £50 a month, it's electrodes and helps with pain and other illnesses. Some it works straight away, others (like myself) notice the difference the next day. It's a lot of money, but it really is worth it.

themicrocurrentsite.co.uk/Buy…spx (It comes up with entering a username and password but I pressed cancel and it was ok) I would whole-heartedly recommend this to those who suffer from pain, migraines, depression, anxiety and other "invisible illnesses". It hasn't cure me, but it's really helped. You have to use it everyday though, and it's best to look on forums for other users recommendations too. I'd put mine on the mid-setting for 20 minutes and felt sick and dizzy, I read online and found to put it on the lowest setting for about an hour, and it worked brilliantly. Anyway, I'm rabbiting on!!

Thank you midjet666

tigris8909

Thank you midjet666



No problem, I hope it helps you. Mine has helped with neck pain, I was put on topiramate for daily migraines (which has made me worse!) and I couldn't move my neck, it seized up as a side effect from the medication. I was using the little pads that come with it, and they really helped I'm withdrawing from the topiramate, as it's a horrible tablet!

Is it just a TENS Machine?

MrRee

Is it just a TENS Machine?



I don't think it is, here's a link from their website. It's American, but the link I added above is the UK order website.

http://www.alpha-stim.com/frequently-asked-questions/

" Is this TENS?
A: Alpha-Stim® technology is nothing like TENS. All white pills are not alike. Nor are all 5 mg white pills alike. Just like the chemical ingredients that make up drugs differentiate one from another, it is our unique proprietary waveform that makes Alpha-Stim® technology so effective. TENS has limited effectiveness, and just like eyeglasses, TENS has no residual effect — it only works while in use. But the biggest problem with ordinary TENS is tolerance, just like in drugs where you have to constantly increase the current to a point where it becomes ineffective at safe levels. Alpha-Stim® technology treatments can usually be given in only a few minutes a few times a week. The results are long-lasting and cumulative. Alpha-Stim® technology is also less expensive than even the cheapest TENS when long term use of TENS electrodes are factored in. Alpha-Stim® felt electrodes may be reused on a single patient."

Wait for the backlash but had the kerb drop outside my home when I moved here 21/2 years ago ,I do not have a drive way but use a wheelchair.I was told the goverment was given grants to local council to able people to get out and about a bit easier.

Some folk on here are ridiculous. My husband has mnd and this would be very useful for us. Because of his illness we cant work therefore afford to pay someone to drop kerb. I dont see it as taking away taxpayers contibutions. We worked fulltime for many yrs and paid our taxes. Arent we entitled to get something back when life goes sadly wrong to make life that little bit easier? Isnt that part of the reason why we have already paid our taxes?
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