Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Council Hosts Transport Discussion For Residents With Disabilities

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

Monmouthshire County Council is to host a meeting for people living with disabilities to discuss transport. The Access for All Forum will gather in County Hall, Usk on Wednesday 22nd June from 11am to 1pm and it will be streamed live via YouTube to allow those unable to attend to play a part. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Organised by the council and local equalities organisation, SEWREC, which runs a project called Monmouthshire Voices, the forum offers a chance for people with disabilities to influence services, policies and decisions that affect them. Councillor Phil Hobson, cabinet member with responsibility for equalities, will chair the meeting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pennie Walker of Monmouthshire Voices commented: “This is an excellent opportunity for people with disabilities to have their voices heard and for service providers to hear what’s being said. I am pleased the forums are such a success and look forward to revisiting the topic of transport.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those wishing to attend or to receive further details about the Access for All Forum should contact Pennie – email: pennie.walker@sewrec.wales or telephone 07949 040538. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lunch will be provided at 1pm and people who require transport should contact Pennie by Tuesday, 14th June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following lunch, a forum for the county’s over 50 year olds will be held from 2pm to 4pm to discuss issues relating to planning. Representatives from Monmouthshire’s Planning Department will attend. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Monmouthshire Voices is funded by the Big Lottery and run by SEWREC – the South East Wales Regional Equality Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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