Angry Northampton shopper hits out at amount of blue badge bays in retail park

A shopper has called the amount of disabled parking spaces at a Northampton retail park "crazy" after half of the spaces have been designated for blue badge holders.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 10:39 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:09 am
Hobbycraft, St James. Google Maps
Hobbycraft, St James. Google Maps

But Hobbycraft in St James has hit back and said that the craft store does not own the car park in question.

The woman, who doesn't wish to be named, said: "Hobbycraft car park 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.

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

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Parking spaces at Hobbycraft, St James

"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."

Parking spaces at Hobbycraft, St James