Just a note of caution to anyone with a blue badge. Today after dropping off the person I care for at day centre I drove to the nearest town to go to the bank. In my local area all our banks have closed as they don't get enough footfall. Anyhow drove into little car park hoping to get space but there were no spaces so drove around to bigger car park at back. I was still in the car getting my papers together to put in my handbag plus my phone etc when a traffic warden approached me and asked to see the blue badge. I straight away knew why- he thought I was misusing it. I gave him the badge as I had no reason not to as I hadn't committed an offence. Once in his hands he said he was confiscating it which he had the right to do as I was misusing it. I have never ever misused the badge and always pay for parking but don't always hide the badge because on occasions when I have put the badge out of sight I have then forgot to put it back on display and have landed up with a ticket. I asked him how did he know that I was about to misuse the badge as I was still in the car, I would have put it in the glove box after putting everything in my handbag. He said he didn't need to prove I had misused the badge only that I had the intention of misusing it. I am so hopping mad. I filmed our encounter and made a complaint to council. Please be aware!