This meeting was a Focus Group meeting on Access to the Streets of Brighton and Hove, a topic chosen by our own Get Involved Group members. We had a fantastic turn-out, with some very interesting discussions all afternoon.
Following on from our last Open Space meeting in August, many of our GIG members raised concerns over the accessibility of the streets in Brighton and Hove, including issues surrounding accessible parking facilities, communal on-street bins, street clutter and pavement obstruction.
We created a survey to share experiences and define the solutions to issues disabled people face when accessing the streets of our city. You can still complete this survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RPL867B
The survey will form a report which will be sent to various contacts that deal with these issues on a daily basis, with the aim of improving accessibility across the city’s streets. If you need the survey in an alternative format, please contact Lilly on 01273 20 89 34.
Also in attendance were Victoria Garcia and Martin Harris from Brighton and Hove Buses, who were giving a talk on all the fantastic accessibility changes they have been making recently, including a wheelchair taxi service, Helping Hand cards, and changing the attitude of drivers by raising disability awareness amongst staff. Further details can be found in the minutes below.
28.10.15 Presentation – Access to the Streets 28.10.15
28.10.15 Minutes – GIG Access to the Streets Minutes 28.10.15
Access to the Streets Report – available here soon