A Blue Badge amnesty is being held in Luton throughout June to help cut down on disabled parking fraud.
It is part of a crackdown on misuse of the scheme, which is designed to help disabled drivers park nearer to where they are going.
Anyone who has a Blue Badge which they're not entitled to can hand it into the council without fear of further action being taken.
- In 2017 - £46m of public money was lost to Blue Badge fraud in the UK
- Thefts of Blue Badges from cars is on the increase
Cllr Paul Castleman, Portfolio Holder for planning and transport, said: "When it comes to Blue Badge misuse there is no such thing as a victimless crime.
"Whether taking a space needed by a less mobile individual or reducing the amount of money available to vital services, this is a crime against all of us.
"In Luton we are working hard to provide a community that respects each individual, which is why we will not hesitate to take action caught behaving in this despicable way."
BLUE BADGE RULES:
- Badges should only be displayed when parking if the badge holder is present either as the driver or as a passenger.
- It is the badge holder's responsibility to ensure no other person uses the badge when the badge holder is not present.
To return any stolen, expired, no longer needed badges, or a badge that belongs to someone else, anonymously you can return these to the council office: Luton Council, Blue Badge Amnesty, Town Hall, Luton, LU1 2BQ.
Any badges returned voluntarily as part of the amnesty in June will be securely destroyed and no further action taken.