Blue Badge initiative long overdue – Armstrong

Alliance’s Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong has welcomed the announcement that applications for Blue Badges can now be made online, but has said the move is long overdue.

Kellie Armstrong said: “I am glad Minister Hazzard has listened to the concerns I, and many others, have raised about delays in issuing Blue Badges. In many cases people have been waiting almost six months for renewals.

“In this digital age most of us are used to making online applications for a variety of things. While I warmly welcome this initiative to make it possible to apply online for a Blue Badge, I wonder why it took so long to identify a solution to the processing backlog? I hope that people find the online application easy to use in order to speed up their individual applications to keep them on the road.”

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