Today I received a phone call from the supermarket that I emailed about their disabled parking bays. Although they were very apologetic, basically they told me there was nothing they could really do to enforce the parking bays. The problem is that they don't run the car parks, its down to a third party car park company. I will be contacting this company this week seeing if they will do anything about the disabled bays, but I don't hold out much hope.
The supermarket did say that when their staff walk through the car park they will note the illegally parked cars registration numbers and call them to the help desk, then explain to them that they shouldn't park there, then ask them to move, I hope they do this but can't see it myself. They also said that if I arrive at the supermarket and find the disabled bays full because of illegal parking, that I should note the numbers down, then get my carer to pop into store and they will announce them over the tannoy. I didn't like this idea but if its the only way for me to get in and out of the car, I will have to do it. Would love to hear of more people asking the supermarkets to ask these people to move their cars, eventually they may get the message.