Blue Badge Parking

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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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“City of York Council remains disingenuous in its treatment of disabled motorists.”

Today we hear from Mick, one of our members, about the city centre blue badge parking issue. Welcome to Disability History Month (18th November – 20th December) and in particular the run up to York Disability Week (28th November – 5th December). Throughout very recent history disabled people have had to fight for their human …

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Statement Presented to the Council on City Centre Access

Today we spoke at a meeting of the Executive of 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 footstreets is agenda item 7. …

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