Northampton shopper criticises 'crazy' number of blue badge bays in retail park

Hobbycraft, St James. Google Maps
Hobbycraft, St James. Google Maps

A shopper has called the amount of disabled parking spaces after half of the spaces have been designated for blue badge holders.

The woman, who doesn't wish to be named, said: "The car park at Hobbycraft in St James is full most times l have visited, but now the car park has been marked out so that almost half the spaces are for blue badge holders only, it's crazy.

Parking spaces at Hobbycraft, St James

Parking spaces at Hobbycraft, St James

She claims that there should be more parent and children parking spaces and less disabled bays.

"There are plenty of children, who shop with their parents and judging by the amount using the places designated to the disabled, not many [disabled bays] are being used."

A Hobbycraft spokesperson commented: The company who manages the car park has made the decision to increase the number of accessible spaces, in order to conform with guidelines.

"We will of course feedback any comments from our customers to the company."