Slough Borough Council has sealed a traffic regulation order which will see disabled bays in the borough enforceable.
Disabled bays on residential roads will now be accompanied by sign stating the bay is for disabled badge holders only. If a vehicle is parked within these bays without a disabled blue badge clearly displayed, they are liable to receive a fine.
Anyone with a valid blue badge can park in these bays without a time limit.
Due to the number of bays in Slough, signs will be put up in phases. Some bays will need to be removed and reinstated to the correct dimensions and locations before they can be enforced and these will not have signs until the ground markings are correct.
The council’s parking team will then make sure fines are issued soon after the signs have been erected for those flouting the law.
Melissa Payne, acting team leader enforceable parking for Slough Borough Council, said: “Disabled parking bays are there for those who need it most. By enforcing the rules, we will hopefully keep these bays open for those in true need.”
Councillor James Swindlehurst, commissioner for neighbourhoods and renewal said: “We’re very pleased to now be able to enforce disabled bays throughout Slough.
“It is unacceptable for those without a blue badge to park in these reserved bays. With these new powers, the council will issue penalties for those who park illegally.”
Letters are going to be sent to all residents that use disabled parking bays.