AM writing regarding the article about blue badge changes, Guardian, June 4.

I held a Blue Badge for six years then was refused renewal.

I reapplied again, twice, but was refused on both occasions.

This year due to my worsening arthritis when I reapplied I received my badge.

The new Government guidelines are to be used as interpreted by local government, the Government will not interfere.

I very much hope that Pamela Pritchard keeps trying for the sake of her daughter, and I wish her every success.

Joan Mills Hartford