KIRKLEES has made it easier for people to get a blue disabled badge.
In a story in yesterday’s Examiner it wrongly stated that people could only apply online for the badge, which allows disabled motorists to park on double yellow lines or in specially marked bays.
The online service is just to make it easier for people with access to the internet. Around 12,000 people have applied in this way since April, 2010.
People can also apply for blue badges across the district with help available to complete an application form at any Kirklees library and information centre.
A Kirklees spokeswoman said people can also apply in person or over the phone.
She said: “Applications are available to complete online and people can also visit various locations in Kirklees to complete their applications.
“These include Dewsbury and Huddersfield Customer Service Centres at Dewsbury Town Hall and Civic One in Huddersfield as well as Gateway To Care in Huddersfield.
“Customers can also get help to complete an application at Library and Information Centres where council staff will support customers to complete their applications. People can also ring the disabled travel line for assistance where their application can be completed over the telephone.
“All calls to Kirklees Council about disabled travel enquiries such as blue badges, Metro disabled and companion passes and are now being answered by Kirklees Direct.’’
The number to call is 01484 414847.