Edmonton Green Shopping Centre has announced blue badge holders will be able to park for free in three of its car parks from today (January 31).

Registered blue badge holders can park in designated bays at the Asda car park, multi-storey car park, and North Square car park at no charge for a maximum of three hours.

Sabri Marsaoui, asset director at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, said: "It’s important to support members of our community in the best way we can, and we are hopeful that this change will make a difference to those that need it most."

All visitors need to do is simply ensure they have pre-registered their badge and vehicle prior to their visit and once they have registered their free parking will be applied. Badges should be clearly visible on the dashboard.

When registering, visitors will need their number plate and a copy of their blue badge for verification.

Registration can be done via https://edmontongreencentre.co.uk/parking-for-blue-badge-holders/, by emailing EdmontonGreen@ashdownphillips.com or by visiting the management office in Market Square.

The free parking has been welcomed by an artistic director at Face Front Inclusive Theatre - an accessible theatre for schools and the public with disabled and non-disabled performers, based in the shopping centre.

Ray Downing said: "We are thrilled with the incoming changes of free parking for blue badge holders at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre. These changes make the shopping centre and our studio space more accessible to our community.

"Disabled people in particular face multiple challenges, including restricted access to leisure, employment, and education due to physical, attitudinal, and communication barriers as well as active discrimination.

"The money saved on parking can be repurposed to support more of our inclusive theatre groups and participants."