Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • London Borough of Lambeth (19 002 168)

    Statement Upheld Transport 09-Oct-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council refused her application for a Blue Badge and Taxicard without providing her with reasons. There was no fault in the way the Council considered Mrs X application. However, the Council was at fault for failing to show Mrs X how it made its decision.

  • Sheffield City Council (19 005 219)

    Statement Upheld Transport 08-Oct-2019

    Summary: The Council has failed to provide evidence that it properly assessed Ms B's application to renew her blue badge. To remedy the injustice caused, it agreed to re-assess Ms B's application, apologise and make her a payment.

  • North Somerset Council (19 001 540)

    Statement Not upheld Transport 20-Sep-2019

    Summary: The Council did not have sufficient detail at the time of Mr A's application to award a Blue Badge under the new criteria. It was not at fault. Mr A can now reapply as the new criteria have come into force.

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (18 019 677)

    Statement Not upheld Transport 18-Sep-2019

    Summary: Miss D complains the Council refused her application for a blue badge. My provisional view is that there was no fault by the Council. It has offered to assess Miss D's mobility and reconsider its decision.

  • London Borough of Harrow (19 000 876)

    Statement Not upheld Transport 02-Sep-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council did not assess him properly before it rejected his application and appeal for the renewal of his blue badge. He says its decision has stopped him leaving the house and has made him feel depressed. He wants it to reconsider his application and reinstate his badge. The Ombudsman has found the Council was not at fault because it considered Mr X's application and appeal in line with the guidance issued by the Department for Transport.

  • Oxfordshire County Council (18 019 381)

    Statement Upheld Transport 02-Sep-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained about the Council's refusal of a blue badge. The Council is at fault for not explaining its reasons for refusing in its decision letter. This did not cause an injustice because Mrs X telephone the Council and it explained its reasons. The Council should review its processes to make sure it tells applicants the reasons for refusing a blue badge.

  • Sheffield City Council (18 016 030)

    Statement Upheld Transport 27-Aug-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council wrongly refused to renew her blue badge. We find it failed to carry out an independent face-to-face mobility assessment as required by guidance and its policy. It has agreed to carry out an assessment and, as a result of another Ombudsman investigation, it is reviewing its approach and considering whether others are affected by this fault. It will also pay Mrs X £250 to remedy her time and trouble making this complaint. These are appropriate actions to remedy the injustice to Mrs X and prevent reoccurrence.

  • London Borough of Lambeth (18 009 521)

    Statement Upheld Transport 27-Aug-2019

    Summary: Miss B complained the Council failed to properly assess her father for a blue badge. There was some fault in the process. The Council agreed to obtain some additional information and review its decision.

  • Sheffield City Council (19 005 109)

    Statement Upheld Transport 15-Aug-2019

    Summary: We will not investigate Miss Q's complaint about the Council's assessment of her blue badge application. The Council has now renewed her blue badge. This is a fair remedy.

  • Wakefield City Council (18 019 184)

    Statement Not upheld Transport 29-Jul-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complains the Council has decided not to renew her son's (Mr Y's) blue badge. There is no fault in how the Council reached its decision.