Access Forum for Hebden Bridge: update
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
The new Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum met in October and contributed to the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Hebden Royd and the hilltop villages, by making recommendations about accessible housing, accessible pavements, lighting and signs.
Lindsay Smales, planning consultant, spoke to the Forum about the Neighbourhood Plan, and took questions and comments. Consultation will continue as the Plan develops.
The Access Forum is working to increase access to public buildings, streets, paths, shops, cafes, pubs, transport and the countryside in and around Hebden Bridge for people with all disabilities.
It will hold its next meeting on Monday 28th November at 2.30 to 4.30pm in the Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The group needs more members, and welcomes any disabled people who live in, work in or visit the Hebden Bridge area. People who cannot attend the meeting are very welcome to join the Forum and to contribute by email, telephone or in any other way.
Please contact June on 01422 844914 for information, or Jason on firstname.lastname@example.org to join the email list.
New Access Forum for Hebden Bridge
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
The newly created Hebden Bridge Disabled Access Forum is holding its second meeting on Monday 31st October at 1pm to 3pm in Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
The group would welcome people encountering access problems and wanting to make changes and campaign for better facilities. You are very welcome to drop in and to leave at any time during the meeting if you cannot attend for the whole time. Travel expenses are available for anyone attending. People who cannot attend the meeting are most welcome to join the forum and to contribute by email, telephone or any other means.
Supporting the Community Foundation for Calderdale's Accessible Hebden Access Audit programme, and looking to increase access to public buildings, private businesses and the countryside in and around Hebden Bridge for people with all disabilities, forms the basis of the Forum's discussion to date.
Success at the Picture House in Hebden Bridge has improved access notably for those people with visual disabilities because of recently painted steps. Kath Tansey, who has been involved with the committee said 'I have (visited the Picture House) several times since and I am so grateful. They make the steps much easier to navigate'.
Next Monday's meeting will also give the group a chance to influence the developing Neighbourhood Plan with issues important to them, with the Town Council inviting them to comment on how planning can contribute to improving access across the Calder Valley, particularly in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding hilltop villages.
The meeting will be held in the Terrace Room at the Town Hall from 1pm to 3pm, all are welcome.
Please contact Jason Boom, on 01422 842181 or email@example.com if you have any questions.