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Amendments to ‘Ensuring Access for All’

For background to this motion, please see our recent blog ‘Statement Presented to the Council: Ensuring Access for All’. We were disappointed that Cllr D’Agorne’s amendments were passed and as a result of those amendments, the motion itself has been significantly weakened, arguably to the point of being purposeless. To illustrate the issues from the …

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Statement Presented to the Council: Ensuring Access for All

On Thursday 15th July, York Labour took a motion to a full council meeting (agenda item 8) that seeks to make the city centre fully accessible. The motion passed but with significant ammendments and we will be posting a blog that explores those changes and what they mean for the motion shortly. Ahead of the …

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Statement Presented to the Council on City Centre Footstreets

Today we spoke at a meeting of the Decision Session for the Executive Member for Transport, City of York Council, on the future of the extended footstreets, or the pedestrianised areas of York city centre. Below is the statement we delivered. The full meeting can be watched on the council’s webcasts page. The future of the …

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Closed To Us. Your Chance To Talk To The Council About City Centre Access.

We thought you’d really want to know about some upcoming workshops from City of York Council. They are running a series of workshops about city centre access including cycles as mobility aids, accessible routes through our city and Shopmobility.  We encourage you to attend if you can but if you can’t attend or aren’t comfortable …

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Pavement Cafés and Street Furniture: Not For Us

The City of York Council Licensing and Regulatory Committee met on 26th April. On the agenda (item 6) was a report about businesses reopening with pavement cafés which stated there were no equality implications surrounding this. We strongly disagree. We took our opportunity to speak at the meeting and sent the statement below to the …

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How to Hide Your Disabled People: A Lesson from City of York Council

Elki lives in York and relies on using her Blue Badge to be able to park near enough to the places she needs and wants to go. In this Member’s Voice post, Elki writes about what she sees as the dangers of reducing disability visibility in York. Disability representation and visibility are crucial to shaping …

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The Latest: Disabled Access to York City Centre

Concerns about disabled access into and around York city centre are growing as the city thinks about ‘opening up’ and the removal of Blue Badge access remains in place. Added to this now are concerns around the accessibility of outdoor seating spaces, an issue which greatly affects many of York’s disabled community, including those with …

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